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The ASEF Edward Rasmuson Endowment Fund
Funded in 1980 with a generous gift from Edward B. Rasmuson, ASEF’s Edward Rasmuson Endowment Fund seeks "to encourage the education, training and instruction of young Alaskans in the techniques of ski competition with the ultimate goals of improving and developing their capabilities and instructing the public with respect to ski competition."
The ASEF Board of Trustees annually solicits grant proposals for projects and programs which will further the objectives of the Foundation and the Edward Rasmuson Endowment Fund.
Past recipients of grants from ASEF’s Edward Rasmuson Endowment Fund include the following organizations from around Alaska:
- Hilltop Youth Ski Program
- Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
- Moose Pass School (after school ski program)
- Tsalteshi Trails Association
- Ursa Minor PTA (after school ski program)
OTHER FUNDS ADMINISTERED
Andrew Lekisch Memorial Fund
•Purpose: To build and maintain the Andrew Lekisch Memorial Trail at Kincaid Park.
Chris Eriksson Memorial Fund
•Purpose: To maintain the Karl Eid Ski Jump.
Jim Landes Memorial Fund
•Purpose: To support U.S. Winter Olympic athletes.
Pia-Margrethe Denkewalter Memorial Fund
•Purpose: To provide annual grants to help young Alaskan cross-country ski racers travel to compete the Junior National Championships.
Tom Besh Memorial Fund
•Purpose: To provide annual scholarships to Alaskan high school seniors or graduates who have been active in the sport of nordic skiing.
Tim Lamb, Anchorage, President
Elaine McCambridge, Anchorage, Treasurer
Glenn Gellert, Anchorage, Secretary
Peter Leonard, Fairbanks
Jim Renkert, Anchorage
Stan Carrick, Eagle River
Lin Hinderman, Girdwood
Jeffra Clough, Juneau
Hugh Gellert, Anchorage