Luncheon Speakers

Dennis McMillian–Foraker Group’s Founding President and CEO

Dennis McMillian, now a consultant to the Foraker Group,┬áis Foraker’s founding President and CEO. He served as a development officer, and then as CEO with United Ways around the country and came to Alaska in 1992 to lead the United Way of Anchorage. Since then he has worked to build the state’s philanthropic culture including […]

June 4, 2015–Shirley Holloway–NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Shirley Holloway is best known for establishing the Quality Schools Initiative, calling for high expectations for all students in Alaska and proving that all students, no matter their social, economic or ethnic background, can be academically successful. Holloway has been recognized as a woman breaking the glass ceiling to become one of the first female […]

April 2, 2015–Finding Bethany–Glen Klinkhart

In my long list of accomplishments, the first and foremost role in my life is to be the best father I can possibly be to my son. He is a wonderful gift in my life and he has helped me to understand what it truly means to be a dad. He has been an inspiration […]

March 5, 2015–Atwood Journalism Chair

Mark Trahant is an independent journalist. He serves as the 20th Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The position brings nationally known journalists to teach courses and speak to students, journalists and the public in Alaska. He is also writing a book on austerity, a project he started after winning a […]