Dennis McMillian, now a consultant to the Foraker Group, is 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 helping to develop the Alaska Community Foundation. During his career, he’s trained thousands of professionals and volunteers, consulted and spoken at numerous conferences including the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Northwest, and Independent Sector. Dennis is the author of Focus on Sustainability: A Nonprofit’s Journey.
A Feb. 8, 2015, Alaska Dispatch News story had this to say about McMillian:
“When McMillian moved from Louisiana to Alaska in 1992 with his wife and two children, he arrived to run the United Way of Anchorage. His family thought they would stay six to eight years, he said. But then The Foraker Group formed…
… McMillian plans to stay in Alaska with his wife and continue to do some consulting both in Alaska and nationally. Eventually, he will retire and become a volunteer. He hopes to read more, travel more and maybe just take a break and sit on the couch.”