Chancellor’s Report on Philanthropy

Winter 2021

Dec. 8, 2021

Dear UAF supporter,

Thank you for helping our future leaders. Last month, during UA Giving Day 2021: 49 Hours for Alaska, UAF raised nearly $700,000 to assist students and boost programs, thanks to supporters like you.

Your gift directly benefits UAF students who will become the future leaders our state needs. You can be confident that the training and skills our students receive at UAF provide them with the tools they need to achieve their goals. Your support makes that possible.

You are truly making a difference at UAF, and together, we are building a brighter future for Alaska. Thank you.

I wish you a safe and warm holiday with friends and family.

Thanks for choosing UAF.



Daniel M. White


Chancellor Daniel White


Lorna Shaw Facebook post

UAF community comes through for Giving Day 2021

Spurred by 47 challenges and match offers, donations to UAF from around the world topped more than $650,000

Read more about Giving Day


Steve Holmberg

Steve Holmberg ’89 creates endowed chair in Music Department

Gift will support the kind of summer programs that inspired him to pursue a music education career

Read more about Steve


Sarah Rixie and Rich Weis

Engineering alumni invest in UAF’s success

Their support funds much-needed scholarships, encourages excellent teaching and creates great facilities

Read more about the engineering alumni


UAF Opera Workshop students (top, from left) Benjamin Anderson, Grace Farrell, Mari Ana Beks, Arianna Carroll, (middle, from left) Ariana Lopez, Madeline Andriesen, (bottom, from left) Taylor Hendricks and Ellie Martinson visit Pearl Creek Elementary School in November 2021 to give its young students a rare live performance. Photo by Jaunelle Celaire

UAF Alumni Association awards more than $13,000 to student groups

Grants fund important improvements and help make up for fundraising missed during the pandemic

Read more about UAFAA awards


A Poinsettia in the IAB greenhouse

With gratitude

Corporations, individuals and foundations give generously to UAF

View the donor list