We’ve welcomed several new faces to the ACF office in the past few months.
Meet Brittany Hales, Dawn Carmichael, and Jason Grenn!
Brittany Hales joins ACF as the Development & Communications Associate. Born and raised in Alaska, Brittany gained experience in the communications world as an Admissions Counselor at her alma mater, Alaska Pacific University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. She continued her communications work as the Office and Communications Manager for Trustees for Alaska, a local nonprofit and environmental law firm. There she gained a new passion for donor development work. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys gardening, travel, and getting outside during those beautiful Alaskan summers.
Dawn Carmichael joins ACF as the Philanthropy Advisor, bringing over twenty years of nonprofit, business development, Chamber of Commerce, and community and economic development experience. She comes to us from Providence Alaska Foundation, where she worked as a philanthropy officer. Along with serving in a variety of leadership roles, she has started and operated two successful businesses, one a custom embroidery and screen-printing business in Wyoming and the other a barista business in Colorado. Dawn completed her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Since settling down in Anchorage with her family, Dawn has enjoyed getting involved with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Alaska Club as a group fitness instructor, and volunteering in our community. Dawn is also a longtime member of PEO, a philanthropic educational organization raising money to educate women. In her free time, Dawn participates in local triathlons and enjoys biking, hiking, and adventuring throughout the great state of Alaska. During the winter months you’ll find her enjoying her quilting hobby, hunkered down behind a sewing machine.
Jason Grenn brings over ten years of nonprofit and marketing experience to The Alaska Community Foundation as the new Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager. He previously served as Marketing Director of Anchorage Concert Association and worked on communication teams for Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau (now known as Visit Anchorage) and with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. A fourth generation Alaskan, Jason regularly volunteers for Anchorage Parks & Recreation, serves on the Sand Lake Community Council and other local boards, and is an outdoor running enthusiast. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho and recently earned a certificate in Non-Profit Management from The Foraker Group.