Give to Art

Your donations support our goals.


How to donate


To contribute to the UAF Art 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.

Sparks fly as two student grind metal in the Native Arts Studio | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

UAF Art Department 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 Art Department Support Fund provides funds to undergird the Art Department and our programs.


UAF Summer Visual Arts Academy


Donations to the Charles W Davis Fine Art Memorial Scholarship go to provide support for students attending the Summer Music Academy and/or the Summer Visual Art Academy or students majoring in the Fine Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


A student takes a photo out a window during the Summer Visual Arts Academy photography class
UAF BFA student Devante Owens shakes CLA Dean Todd Sherman's hand

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 Patricia A. Davis Memorial Scholarship provide scholarships for undergraduate declared art majors with sophomore standing or above, with consideration to be given for achievement and/or need, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks


Thank you for continuing to support UAF Art!

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.


"The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts lift us up.."

Barbara Jordan, Former Texas Congresswoman (Source: Nancy Hanks Lecture to the American Council for the Arts, March 1993)




Department Chair Da-ka-xeen Mehner

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.