Susan Behlke Foley is an Anchorage attorney whose practice focuses on estate planning and strategic philanthropy. She is the current chair of The Alaska Community Foundation's board of directors.
Year-end giving addresses immediate needs, but another kind of philanthropy takes a longer view and is equally important to communities statewide.
The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation recently announced the expansion of the Community Asset Building Initiative, a joint project that establishes community foundation funds across Alaska. The initiative has already established affiliates in five locations: the Kenai Peninsula, Seward, Talkeetna, Haines and Petersburg.
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