Chancellor's Reports on Philanthropy

Summer 2020

Dear Friends,

I would like to share with you reasons why UAF is resilient and why you are the foundation of our strength.

The past year has been one of change and adjustment. Among many initiatives this past year, UAF launched the Virgie Dunlap-King Academy dedicated to positive social change, transitioned more than 1,000 courses to remote learning following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March and celebrated 1,200 graduates through our 2020 virtual commencement. Even during the harshest of challenges, your support has shown what it means to be a Nanook. Thank you for your generosity.

Like the Nanook, UAF is strong, aware and adaptable. As we look to our future, there is more change on the horizon. We will continue to persevere and innovate. Your dedication inspires us to do so; we are honored to stand with you.

Thank you for choosing UAF.

Chancellor Dan White's signature
Daniel M. White
UAF Chancellor


Bill Stroecker Foundation

Creates stunning whale skeleton display

Thanks to a nearly $1 million donation from the Bill Stroecker Foundation, the museum will soon begin to construct a fully articulated bowhead whale exhibit.

Read more about the foundation and the whale
coming soon

First National Bank of Alaska

Nearly 100 years of advancing education

For nearly 100 years, First National Bank of Alaska has been instrumental in helping Alaskans pursue a higher education at their university.

Read more on First National Bank of Alaska
Blue and Gold celebration

Blue & Gold Celebration

Celebrating faculty and alumni, helping our students

The 2020 Blue and Gold Celebration continued a tradition of honoring our faculty and alumni, while raising funds to support students.

Read more on the Blue & Gold celebration
Judge Mary "Meg" Greene

Generosity of Judge Mary “Meg” Greene

Establishes UAF scholarship

The late Judge Mary “Meg” Greene loved exploring Alaska’s roads in her little red Toyota truck, canoeing, gambling in Dawson City and sipping single-malt scotch.

Read more about Meg's generosity