Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporate Philanthropy

Two researchers work in the cold to extract an ice core sample.
Credit: UAF Photograph.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) Office serves as a liaison between the university and corporations.   For many companies, our office is the first point of entry into the university community.   We work with organizations to build mutually beneficial partnerships that connect business and industry with university initiatives. The CFR Office collaborates with many academic and administrative units to develop positive long-term relationships with our corporate partners. In return, we provide our corporate partners with the opportunity to collaborate with our world-class faculty and staff, as well as our outstanding students, who are preparing to become the leaders of tomorrow's business and civic communities.

Business and industry have played a significant role at UA for decades through their generous philanthropic support. They also provide opportunities for students and faculty through post-graduate employment, internships, faculty grants and sponsored research.   We will work with your company to identify areas of need and interest; establish and develop relationships between the company and university faculty, researchers, students and staff; and build a partnership based on meaningful, mutually beneficial opportunities.   Corporations that partner with UA have the opportunity to support and access innovative research, contribute to the community, enhance brand profile, support Alaska’s future workforce, and secure a prominent role in attracting UA’s talented and diverse graduates to the workforce.  

Contact us to learn how to develop a philanthropic investment strategy that supports your company’s corporate goals.

Interior Alaska Building Association Establishes Endowment

Credit: UAF Photograph

Construction Management students benefit from IABA scholarships

The Interior Alaska Building Association has established a $25,000 endowment to provide scholarships for University of Alaska Fairbanks students pursuing careers in building-related fields.

IABA president Dave Miller said the association recognizes UAF's strength in providing building-related educational opportunities to students. "Our board of directors decided that using a part of our education fund to endow a permanent scholarship at UAF would be a solid way to connect our membership with the resources and talent available through the university's construction management and other building-related programs," says Miller. The endowment will also memorialize various local contributors to Alaska's building industry, including Norm Boelts, Leo Olesen, Randy Doll and Robert Maxwell.

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