Why should I give?
Giving is a personal decision, and we each have our own reasons for supporting UAF. Ultimately, your participation is a vote of confidence in the university, our students and their future.
Tuition only covers about 50 percent of what it costs to educate one student. The university relies on the remaining funding from government agencies and private giving.
Why give to the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund plays a vital role in sustaining UAF year in and year out — the Annual Fund represents the combined power of donors giving at all levels. Annual Fund gifts support:
- Student scholarships
- Computer/laboratory equipment
- Special library and departmental acquisitions
- Facility improvements
- Special academic initiatives and projects
- College and school units
- Student organizations
Entering its fifth year, the UAF phonathon is a bi-annual program that runs for seven weeks each semester. Student callers contact alumni and friends of the university, provide updates, verify contact information and ask for donations. Phonathon is a meaningful, vital program that builds lasting relationships between current students and UAF alumni and friends.