Photography courtesy of Lisa Seifert

The Anchorage ATHENA Society is pleased to announce a fantastic group of women that will be inducted at their annual luncheon Monday, Mar. 18, 2019 at the Dena’ina Convention Center.  They are:

Lisa D.H. Aquino Executive Director Catholic Social Services
Indra Arriaga Language Ass’t Compliance Mgr. State of Alaska, Division of Elections
Charity Carmody Owner Charity Carmody Insurance Agency Inc
Linnea Cummings Founder and Owner Alaska Dinner Factory
Lise K. Falskow President/CEO Alaska World Affairs Council
Pamela K. Miller Executive Director Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Diane Peterson Chief Chaplain Alaska Police & Fire Chaplains
Angela G. Ribuffo Financial Advisor First Command Financial Services
Jaclyn Sallee President & CEO Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
Lisa Sauder Executive Director Bean’s Café & The Children’s Lunchbox


Diane Kaplan will receive the Society’s highest honor, the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award for her exceptional service.

The ATHENA selection committee created a special award this year, the ATHENA Appreciation Award, to recognize Kikkan Randall for her excellence in leadership, mentoring, encouraging and elevating women and youth to succeed. Kikkan is an inspiration to all – an Alaskan whose singular contribution brings lasting honor to Anchorage and our great state.

The keynote speaker this year will be Janet Weiss, President of BP Alaska.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Time: Doors open at 11:30 am, program begins at 12 noon, adjourn no later than 1:30 pm

Location: Dena’ina Conference Center Ballroom

Cost: Individual tickets $50.00 and available for purchase here.

Sponsorships: Range from $100 to $3,500, click here to access the sponsorship form on Dropbox.

ATHENA Society Supporters

THANK YOU 2019 Anchorage ATHENA Society Sponsors

Founder's Circle: $3,500

Visionary Circle: $2,500

Circle of Wisdom: $1,500

Circle of Service: $750

Bobbi Ramos Olson and Laile Fairbairn

Joanne Partain-Phelan

Linda Duck and Lottie Michael

Supporters: $200

  • Eleanor Andrews
  • Jane Anvik
  • Teresa Ascone
  • Classic Woman & Portfolio
  • CLIA Alaska
  • Michelle Egan
  • Raquel Edelen
  • Laurie Fagnani
  • Heather Flynn
  • Cathy Foerster
  • Jana Hayenga
  • Abbe Hensley
  • Nancy Johnson
  • Jewel Jones
  • Mary Knopf
  • Jo Michalski
  • Teresa Newins
  • Janelle Pfleiger
  • Anne Reed
  • Debbie Reinwand
  • Francis Ulmer
  • Bethany Weiser

Friends: $100

  • Kristi Acuff
  • Anchorage Golf Course
  • Angie Gerken
  • Bonnie Jack
  • Carolyn Jones
  • Brooke McLaughlin
  • Sharon Richards
  • Tiffany Schuyler