Give to Theatre & Film

Your donations support our goals.


How to donate


To contribute to the UAF Theatre & Film 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.

Alaska Native Dance Instructor Naaqtuuq Dommek leads RAHI students during class. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

UAF Theatre & Film 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.


Donate to Scholarships


Donations to the William R. and Dorothy Jane Wood Talent Grant provide grants to recruit students to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks who exhibit exceptional potential for excellence and to encourage them to develop further their talent.


The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre performs “As You Like It” in summer of 2014 at the Jack Townshend Point theatre on campus. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta
Photo of Adrina Knutson (1991-2012) outdoors holding audio equipment

Student 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.

Donations to the Adrina Knutson Memorial Project Grant for Film Students provide production grants to Theatre and Film students as they pursue film projects as a part of their undergraduate study in the University of Alaska Fairbanks' College of Liberal Arts Film & Performing Arts (FLPA) program.


Thank you for continuing to support UAF Theatre & Film!

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 arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts lift us up.."

Barbara Jordan, Former Texas Congresswoman (Source: Nancy Hanks Lecture to the American Council for the Arts, March 1993)



Department Chair Maya Salganek

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.