Give to Social Work

Your donations support our goals.


How to donate


To contribute to the UAF Social Work Department, 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.

Social Work students relax around a table during a meeting

Social Work Department 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.



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

Donations to the Banarsi Lal Social Work Scholarship provide scholarships to deserving social work students enrolled at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Liberal Arts. The minimum award amount will be $1,000 per student and per academic year.


Headshot Banarsi Lal in front of a stage with the Alaska flag hanging in the background
Social Work graduates pose with their diplomas after the commencement ceremony.

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. 

Donations to the Dr. Gerald S. Berman Founder Scholarship provides funds for deserving social work students. 


Thank you for continuing to support UAF Social Work!

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.



"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

-Mahatma Gandhi, "The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better". Book by Richard Leider, p. 35., 2010.




Department Chair LaVerne Xilegg Demientieff

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.