Rachel Morse Joins Senior Leadership at United Way of Anchorage
A twenty-year veteran of Alaska nonprofits is joining United Way of Anchorage’s senior executive leadership team.
As Senior Vice President, Rachel Morse works to align United Way’s different sections—fundraising, community advancement, and marketing and communications—into a more unified, complementary, and effective force. She also works closely with donors, volunteers, and partner organizations with the same goals in mind, particularly in terms of equity for all residents in health, education, and income opportunities.
“Rachel will be an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the organization to expand and amplify our reach, impact, and ability to do our work in the community,” says Clark Halvorson, United of Way of Anchorage president. “She has spearheaded fundraising activities, served in a variety of leadership roles, and transformed relationship models for working with donors, community organizations, foundations, and governments.”
Morse holds master’s degrees in business administration from UAA and in forestry and natural resources from Purdue University. For the last four years she has been a consultant for The Foraker Group, providing interim leadership and expertise to other nonprofits. Before that she was assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations at UAA, development director for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, and executive director of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center.
“I’m so excited to be joining the team at United Way,” Morse says. “I’m energized by the opportunity to work collaboratively with so many talented staff, board members, volunteers, donors and community partners.”