Give to Anthropology

Your donations support our goals.


How to donate


To contribute to the UAF Anthropology Department, please click on any of the below fund links; these direct you to the University of Alaska Foundation website where you will enter your specified gift amount. Your gift will fund the focused accounts listed.

Click here to search the Engage database for your fund.

Students from UAF and elsewhere work to find bones and artifacts during an archeaological field camp at a dig site near Delta Junction. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris

Anthropology Support

Your gifts create results we see everyday. As stewards of these valuable resources, we are striving to be worthy of investment. When you give to CLA in memory of a loved one, or simply because you care, your contribution is cherished and used to further that most human of endeavors — learning. The UAF Anthropology Department support fund provides funds to undergird the Anthropology Department and our programs.



Your donation can be used specifically to fund student or faculty research at UAF. Donations to the Otto William Geist Endowment provide funds for: 1) acquisitions or archeological or paleontological exhibits for the UA Museum and for the maintenance of same. 2) Financing, in whole or part, expeditions for archeological or paleontological field research. 3) Scholarship or fellowship grants for students majoring in anthropology, and archeology or paleontology.


Senior Kelly Meierotto measures a modified stone flake found at the Delta River overlook excavation site during the UAF Anthropology Department's 2015 field season. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris
Anthropology student

Scholarship Support

Scholarships, Fellowships and student awards have an incredible impact on our Nanook Nation! We believe that enhanced student aid, through restricted or unrestricted gifts, helps retain the most talented of students. With fewer financial concerns, these students can focus chiefly on their studies, thereby reaching their full potential.

Donations to the Leona Lowrey Memorial Scholarship provide scholarships to students enrolled at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a preference given to those studying anthropology.


Thank you for continuing to support UAF Anthropology!

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; you are not receiving any goods or services in exchange for the money you give.



"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess. The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences."

-Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist & folklorist




Department Chair Robin Shoaps

Thank you.

In a year with unprecedented challenges, your generosity made more of a difference than ever. Your gift gave the UAF community access to the education, opportunities and tools to not only adapt but also thrive. Thank you for being there when we needed you the most and for inspiring those of us at UAF.



CLA's Gifts at Work

Total Giving: $328,764.54



Replenishes student scholarship funds


Funds faculty and student research

Department Support

Designated to a specific department within CLA

Public Service & Community Outreach

Funding that supports community outreach events

Student Support

Funding that helps students outside of scholarships

College Support

Goes to supporting the College of Liberal Arts






Jon and Jane Aspnes pose on a park bench with their three dogs.

Why I Give

A story of giving from CLA donors Jon and Jane Aspnes.

The Aspnes Story- Love at First Pancake


Become a Donor

Your donation can make a profound impact by providing resources for scholarships, innovative programs, and cutting-edge research opportunities. Together, let's foster a vibrant academic environment where creativity, critical thinking, and cultural understanding flourish. Donate today and be a part of shaping the future of liberal arts education at UAF!

For more information on ways to give, visit our UAF Development Office website.

New students on campus jump for a photograph on their way to the MBS complex Tuesday afternoon, August 28, 2012.