AHFC’s former CEO/Executive Director Dan Fauske passed away the morning of April 5 after a battle against cancer since last August.
Starting in 1995 and in the 18 years that followed, Dan worked to evolve AHFC to the organization it is today - one of the best housing finance corporations in the nation trusted by Wall Street, legislators and Alaskans alike.
Dan’s list of accomplishment is long and so is the number of people Dan befriended during his career because of his genuine and outgoing character.
Dan built AHFC with heart, intellect and a can do attitude, engaging the same with people from all walks of life.
Former House Speaker Mike Chenault introduced House Bill 143 this legislative session with the intent of honoring the entirety of Dan’s public service by naming AHFC headquarters at 4300 Boniface Parkway in Anchorage the Daniel R. Fauske Building.
The bill passed both the House of Representatives and Senate unanimously.
On Saturday, April 8, Governor Walker signed House Bill 143 into law at a dedication ceremony at AHFC headquarters. You can watch the ceremony here. If you would like to share memories and photos of Dan Fauske please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some of our memories of Dan during his 18 years of service at AHFC.
Photo by Alan Musy, AHFC
A celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 at Change Point church in Anchorage with a reception at Williwaw from 5 to 7:30 p.m. to follow. All are welcome.