Chancellor’s Report on Philanthropy

Fall 2023

The 2023-2024 academic year is now underway, and it officially kicked off last week with the celebration of my favorite day of the year: Move-In Day! This special day marks the beginning of our first-year students' college journeys as they bring all the essentials to campus for the start of this exciting chapter.

Whether a new collegiate student is a step past high school or a long time out, they are benefiting from your generosity in the form of a scholarship, athletics opportunities, research or academics. You enable students to achieve their dreams at UAF. And it is now, with classes beginning, that those dreams are coming into focus.

In the coming weeks, I will join my fellow UAF employees in welcoming new students to UAF. It is heartening to know that your contributions have eased their journey, provided clarity to their path, and enriched their university experience.

I encourage you to explore the Chancellor’s Report on Philanthropy, where you’ll find inspiring stories of the impact made possible by donors like you. Your steadfast support continues to profoundly impact the lives of our students.

Thank you!



Dan White


Chancellor Daniel White


Bill Stroecker stands in front of a photograph of breakup on the Chena River in early downtown Fairbanks. UAF photo.
The legacy of Bill Stroecker and the Bill Stroecker Foundation

The longtime civic leader’s dedication to Fairbanks and Alaska lives on in donations to UAF.


CTC accepts a $25,000 donation from NC Machinery for the diesel-heavy equipment program on May 24, 2023. From left are CTC assistant professor and program advisor Ray Ludwig, Brian  Saitta of NC Machinery, Chet Bennett of NC Machinery, CTC Dean Emeritus Michele Stalder, CTC Associate Dean Keith Swarner, and Rick Norman of NC Machinery. UAF photo by Eric Engman.
Donors back CTC workforce development with cash and in-kind gifts

Equipment, scholarships and program support all give students a better and more accessible education.


4-H youths from the Anchorage district explore horticulture. Photo courtesy of 4-H.
The Alaska Community Foundation supports Alaska 4-H districts

Donations help the UAF Cooperative Extension Service offer programs that let young people explore their futures.


A white flower nestled in green finery. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.
With gratitude

Businesses, corporations, individuals and foundations give generously to UAF.