Ways to Give


One gift is all it takes to make a difference in the life of a University of Alaska student. 

Your support provides UA with the means to do more – offer more scholarships, conduct more research, create new works of art, and take advantage of academic opportunities that might otherwise be missed. 

If you have any questions about your gift, or wish to contact someone directly, please email us at ua-foundationfundgift@alaska.edu

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One gift is all it takes to make a difference in the life of a University of Alaska student.  Your support provides the university with the means to do more – offer more scholarships, conduct more research, and take advantage of academic opportunities that might otherwise be missed.

Are you having challenges with your credit card donation? Contact us at ua-foundationfundgift@alaska.edu.

If you wish to mail a gift please make your checks payable to the University of Alaska Foundation and note your gift designation on the check's memo line or in an attached cover letter.

You can mail your gift to either location.

University of Alaska Foundation 
1815 Bragaw Street Ste. 206
Anchorage, AK 99508

University of Alaska Foundation
PO Box 755080
Fairbanks, AK 99775


To wire funds, please contact Fund and Gift Services, at ua-foundationfundgift@alaska.edu for more information.


The donation of stocks and bonds are an effective way for you to support the university and students. 
To initiate a donation of stocks, please visit our helpful stock transfer website hosted by Free Will.

When you Pick.Click.Give. to the University of Alaska, your donation will be directed to scholarships to help make educational dreams come true for students. The UA Foundation partners with the university to offer more than $3 million in scholarship awards annually.  Scholarships are available to students attending each of the three campuses, UAA/UAF/UAS, and all community campuses.

It’s easy to log into your PFD application and add a Pick.Click.Give donation! For more information please visit the site:

Thank you for your generous support of the University of Alaska.

Honorary and memorial gifts can help commemorate a significant event or person. You can make a gift in honor/memory to any established account online, using the comments box to specify, or by contacting us at 907-450-8030. 

"In Lieu of Flowers" -  Donors may choose to have gifts directed to UA in memory of a loved one “in lieu of flowers.” Here is some sample language to encourage giving in memory of a loved one: 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of [NAME] to the University of Alaska [Anchorage/Fairbanks/Southeast]. Contributions may be made online at engage.alaska.edu; please note ‘In Memory of [NAME]'.

If you are interested in speaking to someone about honor or memorial giving, please contact Tlisa Northcutt, Chief Donor Relations Officer, at 907-786-1211.

Many of our donors find that gifts of personal property, investments, or real estate work well for their personal goals while also creating meaningful impact through the university. 

A taxwise method of giving for donors over 70.5 with IRAs is the charitable rollover; A.K.A. the qualified charitable distribution. And we offer this free tool to facilitate gifts from IRAs.

If you would like information on other types of gifts, please contact Harry Need, Senior Director of Philanthropic Services, at 907-786-4840. 

 Many of our friends and alumni enjoy making investments in UA that don't cost a dime in their lifetime.  Gifts in a will, trust, retirement or bank account, life insurance policy, or deed create tremendous impacts all across our system. 

These types of gifts also help our donors meet their planning and legacy objectives. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed.

You can find more information and resources about planned giving here:

You can also contact Harry Need, Senior Director of Philanthropic Services, at 907-786-4840.

Many University of Alaska employees give via payroll deductions. To set up your deduction now, click on the link below:


To change or cancel your existing deduction, please email ua-foundationfundgift@alaska.edu.

If you have any questions please contact Amber Gichard, Director of Fund and Gift Services, at 907-786-1016.

The University of Alaska is home to nearly 1,000 scholarship funds that benefit students at UAA, UAF and UAS. You can make a gift and support any one of these scholarships. Scholarships change the lives of our students every year. 

You can designate a gift for a specific scholarship by specifying the scholarship in the comments box of our online giving form. 

 You may also make a gift to establish a new scholarship or fund at the university.

 If you would like to learn more about establishing a new scholarship, please contact Dory StraightScholarship Officer, at 907-450-8033

Alaska Education Tax Credit

The Alaska Education Tax Credit (AETC) is a program that allows businesses who pay certain State of Alaska taxes to claim a credit for charitable gifts made in support of education in Alaska.  If a business owes eligible State taxes, it may be able to claim a credit for gifts made to the university or other educational institutions, possibly reducing its overall tax bill.

Eligible taxes: 

Corporate Income Tax

Fisheries Business Tax

Fishery Resource Landing Tax

Insurance Premium/Title Tax

Mining License Tax

Oil and Gas Production Tax

Making a charitable gift to UA using the Alaska Educational Tax Credit is a win-win for all:

UA programs and students benefit from corporate support. Because of the tax savings, the out of pocket cost to companies could be significantly reduced.

A gift to the university can be directed to programs or scholarships of your choice, benefiting Alaska industry, companies and the future workforce. With three institutions (UAA, UAF, and UAS) and nearly 33,000 full and part-time students studying among 500 unique degree, certificate or endorsement programs statewide, there are many areas to choose from.

Companies who give to UA receive the gratification that comes from knowing their generosity is making a difference in Alaska’s future, impacting the lives of  students and contributing to the success of higher education in the state.

For more information about how you can make an impact at UA, please contact Emily Drygas, Senior Director of Principal Gifts, at 907-450-8535.

Education Tax Credit Flyer

Please also refer to the Alaska Department of Revenue Webpage: http://dor.alaska.gov/EducationTaxCredit.aspx


The UA Foundation Student Engagement Ambassador Program employs students to reach out to alumni and friends of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Fairbanks and Southeast. The goal of the program is to provide alumni and friends the opportunity to connect with current students and to support the areas of the university that they care about most.

This program generates annual philanthropic support that strengthens academic programs, scholarships and facilities across the state.  But the impact goes well beyond dollars raised.  Each student shares their personal university experience as well as news and updates about the university campuses while updating records, addresses and alumni information.

When will students call?

Students call five nights per week: Sunday through Thursday.

Calling begins in late August and runs through the beginning of May each year, with a break over the winter holiday.

Who is calling?

The University of Alaska Student Calling Program students will call you from the following number:


When a student calls, please answer and share your Nanook, Seawolf and Spike spirit and experiences!

Your gift can be designated to the campus, college, school, program, or scholarship of your choice. 

Give now/fulfill your pledge:

If you have been called already and would like to fulfill your pledge, you can do so here.

More information:

If you would like more information or have additional questions, please contact:

Kailyn Hill, Program Center Manager or Becky Lindsey, Donor Engagement Director, UA Foundation : 907-450-8038 

Interested in becoming a student caller? 

Student calling is one of the best jobs on campus! The UA Foundation Student Calling Program offers flexible scheduling, great pay and fun work environment.

If you would like to develop your communication skills while connecting with alumni and friends, contact us today! 

Contact Kailyn Hill, Program Center Manager for more information. 


Double your impact! Many employers will match your gift to the University of Alaska. Please contact your Human Resources department to ask if your company participates in a matching gift program. 

They will provide a matching gift form. Please complete the form and contact Amber Gichard, Director of Fund and Gift Services via email at Fund and Gift Services Team.

Gifts in kind include donations of property other than cash and real estate.  It includes donations such as works of art, books, equipment, furnishings, automobiles, software and licensing. A gift in kind requires an official transfer of ownership of property from the donor to the university. 

If you have an item that you think may be of interest or use to one of our universities, please contact Harry Need, Senior Director of Philanthropic Services, at 907-450-8030.  We can help you discuss the process, next steps and connect you with the appropriate university department. 

KUAC remains one of the most listened and watched public broadcasting services in the nation because of your long tradition of support.

Make a one-time pledge payment, become a sustaining donor,  or join the KUAC Kids Club by clicking on the button below: