Thank You

Jo Michalski, Chair, Board of Trustees and Carla Beam, President, UA Foundation

A Message from the Leadership of the UA Foundation

Private gifts to the University of Alaska change lives. In this report we share the journeys of just a few of the people who benefit from your generosity. Your contributions also help the University to achieve
excellence in fulfilling its mission and to play an important role in the health and well-being of Alaska.

We are grateful for each of the 6,126 donors who together contributed a total of $17.8 million to the
University of Alaska in fiscal year 2012, an increase of $2 million over fiscal year 2011. In addition to this total, the University received $5 million in non-cash gifts, including the working wellhead given by BP and valued at $4 million, which is highlighted in this report. (See page 7.) The Foundation transferred $13.9 million to the University in support of scholarships, programs and capital projects. Due to the generosity of donors past and present, the Foundation has transferred $197.1 million in spendable funds to the University over the past 27 years.

You will find an overview of the Foundation’s financial position  here:

Thank you for changing lives, removing obstacles to higher education for students all across the state, and investing in Alaska through your philanthropy.


Jo Michalski, Chair, Board of Trustees, UA Foundation
Carla Beam, President, UA Foundation

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