Charitable Planning - Donor Panel

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Petroleum Club of Anchorage
Speaker: Carla Beam; Diane Moxness; Ted Trueblood


Doors open at 11:45 am.

‚ÄčAbout the Presentation:

Charitable Planning

Donor Panel: Why and How to Give

Explore the charitable decision-making from your clients’ perspective. In this interactive panel, moderated by Harry W. Need, CFRE, you are invited to learn about how philanthropists are working with their bench of estate planning professionals.

‚ÄčAbout the Speakers:

Carla Beam, Donor Extraordinaire

Carla Beam has extensive experience in corporate, non-profit and community-based public relations and leadership. Most recently, she retired as the UA Vice President for University Relations and UA Foundation President. She worked in public relations for Wien Air Alaska from 1980-1985 and in community and external affairs for BP (Exploration) Alaska Inc. from 1997-2009. She also ran her own public relations firm in Alaska from 1985-1997, representing the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Beam also has served on numerous boards and committees, including the United Way and Alaska Community Foundation. She was the 2011 recipient of the University of Alaska Anchorage Meritorious Service Award, and has received numerous awards over the years, including the YWCA’s Outstanding Woman in Philanthropy Award in 2005 and in 2009, she received the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Gold Pan Award for Community Service. And in 1997, she was awarded “Outstanding Volunteer” of the year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Alaska Chapter.


Diane Moxness, Donor Extraordinaire

Diane is originally from the Pacific Northwest and has called Anchorage home for 35 years. She is currently retired from being the Executive Director of the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage. Prior to that, she worked as a bond analyst at an investment firm. She has a BA in economics and an MBA from the University of Washington. Moxness serves on the boards of several local nonprofits. She is an avid cross country skier, hiker, gardener, and budding Mahjong player. Her husband, Mike Moxness, is a retired corporate lawyer turned ER nurse. He now spends several months a year doing overseas medical humanitarian service. They have one adult son. And in 2015, Diane was awarded outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Alaska Chapter.


Ted Trueblood, Donor Extraordinaire

Ted has Civil Engineering degrees from MIT (BSCE) and UAA (MSCE). A practicing civil engineer in Alaska for nearly 40 years, Ted's favorite projects include railroads, ports, and tunnels. He also served in the US military and saw action in Vietnam as an infantry company commander, Ranger platoon leader, and was awarded 15 military awards including 2 Bronze Stars, 2 Air Medals, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, an Army Commendation Medal, the Legion of Merit, and a Presidential Unit Citation. 

Ted has served Rotary for years as club President, District 5010's governor for the 2011-12 (District 5010 included Siberia and the Russian Far East), was awarded the Vocational Service award and he and his wife Gloria were honored by The Rotary Foundation for becoming members of the Arch Klumph Society. He was the founding Vice President of KSKA Public Radio in Anchorage and founding President of the University of Alaska Anchorage Alumni Association. He has served as President of many professional engineering organizations, including ASCE, ASPE, SAME, and the Alaska Professional Design Council. He has been named Alaska Engineer of the Year and Executive of the Year.

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