The Alaska Community Foundation Announces New President and CEO

The Alaska Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Alexandra “Alex” McKay has been hired as the organization’s new president and CEO. McKay brings more than 20 years of philanthropy experience and strong relationships with non-profit organizations across the state. McKay will begin in her new role on March 1, 2024.

“I’m thrilled that Alex will be leading ACF into the next chapter,” said ACF Board Chairperson Gabe Kompkoff. “The Board and I believe Alex’s background, which includes extensive work across the state at the Rasmuson Foundation, fits particularly well with The Alaska Community Foundation’s affiliate model.”

The Board was committed to taking our time and finding the right person for this important role,” said ACF Board Member and Selection Committee Chair Katie Carrigan.

“We recruited a pool of high-caliber candidates from across the nation and worked through a lengthy interview process. Among all the candidates, Alex stood out. She has the right experience, a strong commitment to Alaska, and a great respect for ACF’s history, culture, and accomplishments. She’s the right person to lead ACF into the future.”

McKay’s experience includes serving as vice president of strategies and impact at the Rasmuson Foundation, executive vice president and chief counsel for the Casey Family Foundation, and deputy director at the Schultz Family Foundation. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and earned a Master of Law from the University of Washington. McKay was born in Anchorage and is a graduate of East High School.

Alex visited the ACF office this week to meet the staff in her new capacity. The team is excited to have a new leader on board and is enthusiastic about working with Alex to build upon ACF’s success and to broaden its impact across Alaska.