2022 United Way campaign
Photo courtesy of United Way.
About the UAF United Way campaign
The UAF United Way Workplace Campaign has begun! United Way of the Tanana Valley and its 17 partner agencies have served our community for 66 years! For nearly 50 years the University of Alaska Fairbanks has held a campaign to support the incredible local organizations who bring vital services to the Golden Heart Community. Please consider supporting the nonprofits who contribute so much to UAF students, faculty and staff.
This year our goal is $40,000. This seems like a lofty goal, but it isn’t when you consider how United Way helped UAF right at the beginning of COVID. United Way gave $25,000 to the university to help displaced students with unexpected expenses as they left their dorms and moved to online classes for the spring semester because of the pandemic. Amazing!
If you haven't already given to United Way, Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) is a great time. Giving Tuesday, established in 2012, is a movement that unleashes the power of "Radical Generosity" around the world. Radical Generosity is defined as the concept that the suffering of others should be as intolerable to us as our own suffering.
United Way Chili Cook Off
The beloved United Way Chili Cook Off will be held this year in the Wood Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, from noon to 2 p.m. The University Fire Department is already touting their prize-winning chili, and I believe they have a secret ingredient this year to kick their chili off the charts! Sign up your chili and take part in this festive occasion to support the United Way and its partner agencies.
Chancellor’s Holiday Gathering
The Chancellor’s Holiday Gathering will be held Dec. 6, and everyone who gives to the United Way will be entered into a drawing for awesome prizes! This year we will have two round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines, membership to SRC for a semester, concert tickets, and more! Please “Be the Bridge,” and consider giving a gift to United Way of the Tanana Valley to support those in our community who could use a hand up.
The theme of this year's campaign is “Be the Bridge.” Sometimes people just need a hand up to cross that bridge from an unstable home to a safe one, or from alcohol misuse to freedom, or from loneliness to friendship and the list goes on. United Way of the Tanana Valley supports 17 partner agencies through the Community Care Fund. These agencies help our friends and neighbors when times get tough.
Be the Bridge: United Way of the Tanana Valley 2022 Campaign Video
Would you like to learn more about other partner agencies? Feel free to watch another presentation:
The UAF United Way workplace campaign ended Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, raising $23,190 for United Way.
United Way of the Tanana Valley 2021 Campaign Video
United Way 2021 agency spotlights:
UAF held a successful United Way campaign for 2019. UAF employees raised $22,968 to benefit nonprofit organizations in our community! Thank you, UAF employees!
Even though the 2019 campaign has officially ended, you are still able to opt in at any time to make payroll contributions at www.unitedwaytv.com/uaf. The University is proud to offer employees a way to engage and give back to our community. You can make tax deductible contributions through payroll deduction to any nonprofit you choose, or have your gift go to the United Way Community Care Fund, supporting 20 local nonprofit organizations. Thank you again for your work for the university, and our community.
Community Impact 2019: 40832 youths and 30537 adults served; 208492 meals provided; 78425 nights in emergency shelters, recovery, reentry and residential housing provided; 7996 health screenings provided; 1198 children given child and after school care; $857017 total funds raised; $114365 covid-19 funds raised.