Born and raised in Nome, Alaska, Löki Gale received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Master of Arts in Rural Development through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Peace Corps Master’s International Program. She holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Her diverse career has taken her from designing a regional scholars program in honor of Siberian Yup’ik Elder Caleb Pungowiyi to directing marketing and donor relations at the Alaska Community Foundation. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, LGT returned to Alaska in 2012 to continue advocating for causes she cares about and to #dogood.
In 2013, LGT was introduced to the Pride Foundation and fell in love. She would go on to make her first ever stretch gift to the Pride Foundation and continues today as a donor and a community volunteer for LGBTQ+ causes in Anchorage. LGT joined the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 2013 to continue learning best practices and ethical fundraising and eventually made the best career decision to become a dedicated nonprofit fundraiser. She has served in multiple capacities on the AFP Alaska Chapter Board of Directors. Today, LGT serves as a board member of the Anchorage Concert Association and lives her values through a robust personal philanthropy plan.
LGT prefers to commute by bicycle, is a Star Trek TNG fanatic, and volunteers her time, talent and treasure to organizations working to create equitable access for all. She is a PhD student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and she proudly represents the neighborhoods of downtown Anchorage, Government Hill & JBER, Northeast Muldoon in the Alaska State Senate.
Favorite Quote: “We are now living at work.”
Favorite Place in the Northwest: Floating down the Nome River in Nome, Alaska.