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Susan Foley appointed University of Alaska Foundation President

The University of Alaska Foundation Board of Trustees and the University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen announced today the appointment of Susan Behlke Foley as president of the University Foundation. Foley, an Anchorage-based attorney, birngs substantial executive and non-profit leadership to the position. She will join the Foundation on September 6.

"Susan's experience and perspective as a longtime Alaskan with deep experience in philanthropy will be critical for the Foundation's success as we navigate our way through some very challenging fiscal times," said Scott Jepsen, chair of the University of Alaska Foundation Board of Trustees. "We look forward to her leadership."

As a partner in the law firm of Foley, Foley, & Pearson, P.C. for the past 28 years, Foley has helped hundreds of Alaskans recognize the importance of philanthropy as they plan their estates. A frequent lecturer on all aspects of charitable planning, philanthropy and wealth transfer planning, she has significant teaching and speaking experience. 

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