Chancellor’s Report on Philanthropy

Summer 2022

June 1, 2022

Dear UAF supporter, 

I would like to reflect on your generous  support for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. April 30, UAF awarded over 1,100 degrees during the university’s 100th commencement ceremony, where we celebrated with our graduates in person. Thanks to support from you, some of these students graduated debt-free — thank you. 

Your philanthropic support is providing transformative experiences to UAF students, and they are taking note of this. Increased early enrollment numbers show the Nanook Pledge and Nanook Commitment scholarships, which your contributions make possible, are key to this renewed growth. You make education possible.

Philanthropic gifts from supporters like you fund everything from graduate fellowships and research to scholarships, equipment and endowments. Initiatives like creation of the Troth Yeddha’ Indigenous Studies Center, renovation of the Patty Center and launch of the Rasmuson Library Student Success Center are possible because of your philanthropic support. You are truly making a difference at UAF, and, together, we are building a brighter future for Alaska.

Thank you for your generosity and support, and thanks for choosing UAF.



Daniel M. White


Chancellor Daniel White


Donors pose after the announcement of a $1 million gift from Kinross to the Troth Yeddha' initiative on Tuesday, April 13, 2022, at the Doyon Building in Fairbanks.
$1 million Kinross gift boosts Troth Yeddha’ initiative

The initiative raises funds for construction of the Indigenous Studies Center on the Troth Yeddha’ Park site.

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From left, assistant professor and process technology program advisor David Fonger, Matt Varga and UAF Community and Technical College Dean Michele Stalder visit the process technology facility in 2021.
Giving back to the program that gave him so much

Matt Varga, with Hilcorp Alaska, is paving the way for future UAF process technology students through his charitable giving and example.

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Group of people accepting check
Advancing research and innovation

The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration has received boosts from numerous individuals and organizations.

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A beautiful sunrise casts upon the Bunnell statue greeting students and employees as they arrive on campus.
With gratitude

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

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