Alaska lost a great citizen and KUAC lost a wonderful friend June 9 with the passing of Grace Berg Schaible.
Grace loved opera and was a long-time supporter of KUAC FM’s Sunday opera programming. For years, during KUAC fundraisers, Grace offered matching funds when anyone donated during the opera hours.
According to a story by Dermot Cole in the Alaska Dispatch News, “She was a great philanthropist, a fan of the opera and the arts, an expert at needlepoint, a woman who could not abide intolerance, a steadfast supporter of the University of Alaska, someone who loved to raise and show dogs, a Yale law graduate and the first woman to serve as attorney general in Alaska.”
We at KUAC appreciate all the love Grace showed us in person and with her financial support. All of our lives are so much richer for having had her as a mentor, friend and supporter. Rest in peace, Grace Berg Schaible.