Chancellor’s Report on Philanthropy

Fall 2021

Chancellor Daniel White


Aug. 18, 2021

Dear UAF supporter,

There is a celebratory glow on the Fairbanks Troth Yeddha’ campus today, and not just because the sun came out after a solid week of rain in time for New Student Orientation. This morning as I welcomed students and their families at the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland residence halls, I was grateful for the opportunity to greet families at check-in. Today, I was also thinking of our donors, who support hundreds of scholarships at UAF and help to make education a possibility for many of our students at UAF.

I hope you’ll join me in commemorating the start of another school year. One way to do that is with a gift to UAF. I’ve given to UAF for nearly 20 years. Ann Marie and I give to UAF because we care about the mission of UAF and the role it plays in our community. We gave to UAF long before I was chancellor because we have always believed in the work of this great university. For me, giving is one of my values. It’s how I support our future. Because giving is a learned behavior, I encourage you to consider talking about your giving as a way to inspire others to give too.

I invite you to continue to support UAF. Please visit one of our campuses, meet our incredible students and tour our world-class facilities.

Thank you for your trust. Thank you for choosing UAF.



Daniel M. White


Student in class.

Donors contribute to educational pathways for Alaska’s youths

Bringing young people to campus lets them see a degree from UAF as worthwhile and attainable.

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Scholarships make education possible for UAF students

Scholarships make education possible for UAF students

Thousands of donations help hundreds of UAF students annually, and the impact is growing.

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Frank Paskvan

Engineering Alaska’s future through philanthropy

Frank Paskvan helps UAF students discover and develop careers through his mentoring and donations.

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Engines and parts donated

The power of giving property for hands-on instruction

Donated "tools of the trade" help UAF students develop skills and prepare for careers.

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Blossoms adorn a crabapple tree on the Fairbanks campus

With gratitude

Recent gifts and donations generously support UAF students and programs. 

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