August 2013 Foundation Training Videos now online
For those of you who may have missed the August 2013 Foundation training seminars at UAF and UAA, we have now archived them online! View all the trainings here. You can also find the videos linked to from the Foundation I-Net.
These training videos offer valuable information for university employees and the public about what the UA Foundation does and how it supports and partners with the various MAUs. We encourage you to watch some or all of them if you missed the trainings in August.
More videos will be added as they become availale.
University of Alaska Foundation Calendar Year 2013 End Instructions
The University of Alaska Foundation has posted its Calendar Year 2013 End Instructions. Please click here to review them.
The University of Alaska Foundation will close for the holidays beginning Wednesday, December 25th through Thursday, January 2nd, inclusive.
A staff member will be available at each Foundation office during the closure to accept gifts.
Anchorage Office Hours: Monday, December 30th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please call (907) 786-1016 for assistance during these hours.
Fairbanks Office Hours: Friday, December 27th and Monday, December 30th, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday, December 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please call (907) 474-5987 for assistance during these hours.
You may also give online by clicking here.
Please consult your tax adviser to determine the tax considerations of your donations. The University of Alaska Foundation resumes regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Friday, January 3. Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays.
Northrim donation endows scholarship, honors bank founder Knudson
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Northrim Bank and its affiliate, Residential Mortgage, have established an endowed scholarship with a $100,000 donation to the University of Alaska Foundation in memory of Chris Knudson.
Knudson died Sept. 13, 2013, after a lengthy battle against cancer. The scholarship will be available for UA students majoring in accounting beginning in 2014 at $4,500 per year—a $1,500 scholarship for students at each university. Northrim Bank will make additional contributions during initial years, until endowment earnings can support the annual $4,500 scholarships.
Princess/Holland America Donate $1 million to UA programs, facilities
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. and Holland America Line Inc. have joined forces to donate $1 million to the University of Alaska Foundation for research and education critical to the health of the sea, tourism and hospitality industry training and student scholarships.
Dauenhauer Selected 2013 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence Winner
Richard Dauenhauer, retired professor of Alaska Native Languages and Culture at the University of Alaska Southeast, is the 2013 recipient of the University of Alaska Foundation’s prestigious Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. The Bullock Prize for Excellence includes a cash award and is the largest single award made annually by the UA Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Pick.Click.Give to UA up 12% for 2013
The University of Alaska Foundation is grateful to all Alaskans who made gifts to the University of Alaska through Pick.Click.Give. Pledges to all UA campuses totaled $28,425, an increase of 12% over 2012. This amount will be matched by ExxonMobil, for a total of nearly $57,000 raised! Thank you!
Donate to the University!
To make a gift immediately, please click on the link below and make a gift by credit card. If you wish to learn more about what form a gift can take and for what purposes they may be made, please check out the Ways to Give section of our website.
University of Alaska Foundation scholarships are available to students attending any campus of the University of Alaska (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Southeast and all community campuses). To read more, please click on the link below.
Grant and Award Information
To read more about the Angus Gavin Migratory Bird Research Grant, the Harold T. Caven Professorship, or the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence, please click on the link below.
Partnerships in Aviation Education: Era Alaska Shows Its True Colors
Restricted Gift Guidance from the UA Foundation
This past spring the UA Foundation created a new “soft ledger” option as a way to accept restricted gifts into general support funds at the Foundation. This new method allowed departments to track the spending of such restricted gifts while the UA Foundation and our auditors could monitor the tracking on a password-protected shared drive. This option was created as a workaround for some previous issues that arose when using the MAU’s Restricted Donation Holding accounts. These “RDH” accounts were created years ago specifically to track such restricted gifts.