President of UA Foundation - Susan Foley
Susan Behlke Foley
President, UA Foundation & Chief Development Officer, UA
1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 206
University of Alaska
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-1359 - Phone
(907) 786-1369 - Fax
A third-generation Alaskan, Susan Foley brings substantial philanthropic, executive and non-profit leadership to the UA Foundation.
As an attorney and shareholder in Foley, Foley, & Pearson, P.C. for 29 years, Foley has assisted hundreds of Alaskans with their estate planning needs, often including philanthropy and charitable giving components. A frequent lecturer on all aspects of charitable planning, philanthropy, and wealth transfer planning, she has significant teaching and speaking experience for a multitude of community and professional groups, statewide and nationally.
Foley has been active in philanthropic and charitable organizations throughout her professional career. She is a former member and chairman of the board of directors of the Alaska Community Foundation. Subsequently, she served as that organization’s Interim CEO and President. She participated as a member of the Planned Giving Goals and Visioning Committee for United Way of Anchorage and the School Board of Grace Christian School, and has been an active leader in successful fundraising efforts. In 2014 she was the recipient of Alaska’s Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy Award from the Alaska Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Raised in Fairbanks where her father was the long-time Dean of Engineering at UA Fairbanks, she earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Whitman College. She received her Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law. Susan and her husband, Richard Foley have two sons, Matthew and Chad.