A gift to the University of Alaska Fairbanks represents more than anyone can imagine – beyond a simple donation, it is a way to help students achieve their dreams and those dreams become Alaska’s future. Generosity from friends and supporters like you provides countless opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the greater community. These range from essential scholarships and fellowships to enhanced facilities where students learn and research is conducted; from retaining outstanding faculty to attracting motivated, high-achieving students; and from supporting innovative research to creating a legacy of cultural richness.
Tuition and fees cover a small percentage of the actual costs to educate a student. So many partners across the state and nation are doing their part to make a high-quality education accessible and affordable, and helping us meet the needs for our future workforce. Together, we are changing lives – in countless ways.
You can join us – there are many ways to give to UAF. One is bound to be perfect for you. Feel free to talk to us about options for giving – we want you to be a part of our mission, with a gift to UAF.
Direct your gift anywhere you choose – to a specific program, scholarship or department. Or you can give an unrestricted gift, which allows the university to maximize your contribution in the area of greatest need.
Charitable Remainder Trust
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Your unrestricted gift provides the University maximum flexibility in allocating resources to our strategic priorities, through our Annual Giving program. Recent accomplishments with these funds include the creation of the Chancellor's Annual Giving Student Initiative, to boost all private endowed scholarships at UAF to a minimum $1,000 award for Fall 2008-- in some cases, doubling the amount of scholarship funds a student will receive.
Donors specify the purpose for how their donations are spent, whether for scholarships, or specific departments or programs, etc. With hundreds of individual funds already established, chances are your purpose can be met with one of those. Or, if you prefer, a new donor-designated fund can be created, with a minimum amount of $5000.
Endowments at the University of Alaska are managed and invested by the UA Foundation. There are two kinds of endowments. A True Endowment, which is a gift that has been restricted by the donor and the initial gift is held in perpetuity. It is established with a minimum gift amount (currently $25,000). Or a Quasi-Endowment, which functions in the same manner as a true endowment except that a quasi-endowment is created by the Foundation rather than the external donor.