Chancellor’s Report on Philanthropy

Winter 2022

Dear UAF supporter,

As we celebrate the season of gratitude, I reflect on your generosity and that of others like you who make a difference at UAF by investing in our world-class people and programs.

In September, UAF hosted the UA Foundation Board of Directors at a reception where we showcased the Troth Yeddha’ Indigenous Studies Center Initiative. That evening, nearly $100,000 was donated in support of the Troth Yeddha’ Indigenous Studies Center. This initiative moves UAF one step closer to the construction of what will be a center of belonging for Alaska Native and Indigenous students everywhere.

This fall I had the privilege to deliver UAF’s Convocation. I invite you to check out the recorded stream or some of the embedded videos — we have a lot to celebrate! Notably, through the generous gifts from our past, present and future donors, UAF students and programs continue to thrive.

As we celebrate the power of transformative philanthropy at UAF, it seems fitting to appreciate our legacy donors — an extraordinary group of people who included, or plan to include, UAF in their estate plans. UAF is deeply grateful for the gifts from our past that continue to have a tremendous impact today, and we are humbled by the philanthropy we have yet to see.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends, and thanks for choosing UAF.



Dan White


Chancellor Daniel White


Cornerstone legacy logo
The Cornerstone Legacy Society: Leaving your mark with a future gift to UAF

Planned gifts from generous benefactors have impacts far beyond today, benefiting students, faculty and programs. 


Linda Hulbert at her home in Fairbanks, Alaska, in October 2022.
Giving brings me joy

Linda Hulbert is inspired to help students become educated and change their lives.


Carter Crawford enjoy a cider toast with Nook at a December 2018 gathering to celebrate Crawford’s gift to Nanook athletic programs
A gift from the heart — helping invigorate Nanook pride

Avid runner, fitness advocate and dedicated volunteer Carter Crawford left a gift that is sprucing up Nanook facilities. 


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.