Give to Philosophy

Your donations support our goals.


How to donate


To contribute to the UAF Philosophy program, please click on any of the below fund links; these direct you to the University of Alaska Foundation website where you will enter your specified gift amount. Your gift will fund the focused accounts listed.

Click here to search the Engage database for your fund.

Three students in purple togas represent the philosophy program at the annual We Are CLA event. The College of Liberal Arts event, We Are CLA, celebrates the programs and departments offered on campus. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

Philosophy Program Support

Your gifts create results we see everyday. As stewards of these valuable resources, we are striving to be worthy of investment. When you give to CLA in memory of a loved one, or simply because you care, your contribution is cherished and used to further that most human of endeavors — learning.

Funds donated to Philosophy for a Lifetime support the Philosophy & Humanities Department at UAF's College of Liberal Arts and its' endeavors. Expenditures from this fund may include but are not limited to salaries, stipends, awards, scholarships, travel, equipment, contractual services, commodities, and representational and non-representational expenditures.



Your donation can be used specifically to fund student or faculty research at UAF.


Assistant professor Eduardo Wilner leads a mock philosphy class  with high school seniors during an Inside Out event in a Gruening Building classroom. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris
2023 Outstanding Philosophy Student of the Year Andy Witteman poses for a photo | UAF Photo by Sarah Manriquez

Scholarship Support 

Scholarships, Fellowships and student awards have an incredible impact on our Nanook Nation! We believe that enhanced student aid, through restricted or unrestricted gifts, helps retain the most talented of students. With fewer financial concerns, these students can focus chiefly on their studies, thereby reaching their full potential.

The purpose of the Walter J.  Benesch Philosophy Scholarship is to support philosophy students, based on need and recommendation by the chair of the Philosophy program.


Thank you for continuing to support Philosophy at UAF!

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; you are not receiving any goods or services in exchange for the money you give.



“Science used to be called natural philosophy. Aristotle once said that “The beginning of philosophy is wonder.” Philosophy is man’s expression of curiosity about everything and his attempt to make sense of the world primarily through his intellect; that is to say, his faculty for thinking.”

-Alan Watts, from Philosophies of Asia




Department Chair Eduardo Wilner

Thank you.

In a year with unprecedented challenges, your generosity made more of a difference than ever. Your gift gave the UAF community access to the education, opportunities and tools to not only adapt but also thrive. Thank you for being there when we needed you the most and for inspiring those of us at UAF.

CLA's Gifts at Work

Total Giving: $328,764.54


Replenishes student scholarship funds


Funds faculty and student research

Department Support

Designated to a specific department within CLA

Public Service & Community Outreach

Funding that supports community outreach events

Student Support

Funding that helps students outside of scholarships

College Support

Goes to supporting the College of Liberal Arts



Jon and Jane Aspnes pose on a park bench with their three dogs.

Why I Give

A story of giving from CLA donors Jon and Jane Aspnes.

The Aspnes Story- Love at First Pancake


Become a Donor

Your donation can make a profound impact by providing resources for scholarships, innovative programs, and cutting-edge research opportunities. Together, let's foster a vibrant academic environment where creativity, critical thinking, and cultural understanding flourish. Donate today and be a part of shaping the future of liberal arts education at UAF!

For more information on ways to give, visit our UAF Development Office website.

New students on campus jump for a photograph on their way to the MBS complex Tuesday afternoon, August 28, 2012.