During the last week in August 2013, nine visitors came to Alaska representing seven leading philanthropies. They were Ed Henry, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and wife Susan Monk; Suzanne McCarron, ExxonMobil Foundation; Jim McDonald, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; Rachel Monroe, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and husband Joel Monroe; Dawn Chirwa, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Anthony Radich, Western States Arts Federation; and Claude Gascon, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The Grantmakers Tour of Alaska, now in its 17th year, is a program of Rasmuson Foundation that helps philanthropies make connections in Alaska.
Sponsors for the event are Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska Conservation Foundation, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Alaska Railroad Corporation, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, BP,
CIRI, ConocoPhillips Alaska, ExxonMobil, First Alaskans Institute, Hotel Captain Cook, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Municipality of Anchorage, Southcentral Foundation, State of Alaska, The CIRI Foundation, The Foraker Group, United Way of Anchorage, Wells Fargo, and Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.