Donovan Appointed as Challenge Alaska’s Development Director
Challenge Alaska announced its hire of Mariel Donovan as Development Director to head ongoing fundraising and donor relations efforts. She plays an integral role in advancing Challenge Alaska’s mission by developing donor strategies and increasing fundraising opportunities. In her new role, Mariel serves an essential role in engaging with like-minded individuals to improve the lives of people with disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation.
Prior to joining Challenge Alaska, Mariel was a private consultant, serving various Anchorage non-profit organizations and hospitality companies. Mariel also worked at Alyeska Resort for over three years as their senior sales manager. As an outdoor recreation enthusiast, Mariel is eager to work with an organization that has a direct impact on engaging individuals in sports and recreation.
In This Issue
50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.