Join us for UA Giving Day 2024!

Giving day starts at noon on March 26 and runs for 49 hours through 1 p.m. on March 28. The entire UAF community is invited to join Nanooks around the world – alumni, parents and friends – as we rally together for UA Giving Day.

Participants can celebrate the diverse programs that make UAF great by following along in social media contests and participating in challenges that can double or triple the impact of each gift. Donations of all sizes are welcome.

Last year, more than 800 alumni, donors and supporters gave over $834,000 to support students and programs at UAF.

The UAF alumni team gets ready for the “Look for Nook” activity during this year’s Giving Day on March 26-28.
The UAF alumni team gets ready for the “Look for Nook” activity during this year’s Giving Day on March 26-28.

Those on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks are invited to join the Giving Day kickoff celebration on March 26 at noon in the UAF Wood Center multi-level lounge. There will be music, prizes and fun photos with Nook.

During the 49 hours of Giving Day, keep an eye out for stuffed polar bears that will be hidden around UAF campuses in the “Look for Nook'' challenge. Those who find a bear can choose their favorite Giving Day fund for an extra $250 gift donated by the UAF Alumni Association. They also get to keep the bear.

This year, Chancellor White is offering a special challenge to make a $5,000 donation to the UAF fund that gets the most alumni gifts. There are dozens of additional challenges scheduled that can unlock more than $400,000 for UAF when gifts are made. Visit the website to see where your donations can be supersized thanks to our challenge sponsors.

UA Giving Day is a collaborative effort between the University of Alaska Foundation and Alaska’s three universities. It is an opportunity to encourage the community to come together in a show of support for the University of Alaska.

The UA Giving Day website also has tools for champions to share the event through digital and social media channels. The website will track overall dollars and donors generated during UA Giving Day, as well as gifts to schools and colleges, programs and designated funds. Featured on the site will be public posts about UA Giving Day from across social media channels that use the hashtag #49HoursForAlaska.

Please consider donating to a program or challenge important to you, and signing up as a UAF champion to maximize support for UAF during Giving Day 2024!

For more information, contact Katie Straub at 907-474-7081 or