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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 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

Tax ID: 23-7394620

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.

We now accept cryptocurrency donations!

You can direct your gift through cryptoforcharity.io which will allow you to make a tax-deductible gift of cryptocurrency. 

Your donation of cryptocurrency is facilitated through our partner, FreeWill Impact Fund, a 501(c)3 that specializes in receiving gifts of cryptocurrency. Your charitable gift receipt will come from FreeWill Impact Fund. 

Once your gift of cryptocurrency is received, it will be converted to U.S. dollars and sent to the University of Alaska Foundation. A portion (3.95%) of your donation (about the same as a credit card fee) is donated to FreeWill Impact Fund for facilitating your gift on our behalf.

 

Many of our donors have worked with their families or advisors to create a donor-advised fund (DAF). It is like an investment account that is set up for the sole purpose of supporting charities. Individuals can contribute cash, stocks, or other assets to the DAF and receive an immediate tax deduction. Those funds are invested for tax-free growth and the individual can recommend donations to charities of their choice over time. 
 
Now, our online tool, DAF Direct, enables you to donate to the University of Alaska directly from your DAF. 
 
If your DAF sponsoring organization does not participate in DAF Direct, please have them direct your gift to this address:
UA Foundation
Tax ID# 23-7394620
1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
 
And you can contact our Fund and Gift Team to direct that gift to the program or area of the University of Alaska that means the most to you.

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

 


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. 

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.

 

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. 

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:

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.

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

Fairbanks:
University of Alaska Foundation
PO Box 755080
Fairbanks, AK 99775

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.

 

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

System Office
UAA
UAF
UAS

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.

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.

 

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

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.
 

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?

After a pause in Academic Year 202/2022 – the calling program will resume again in the summer of 2022. 

Who is calling?

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

UAA: 907-786-1512

UAF: 907-450-8070

UAS: 907-796-6543

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:

Jake Mendenhall, Phone and Digital Fundraising Manager at 907-786-1297 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 Jake Mendenhall, Phone and Digital Fundraising Manager at 907-786-1297 for more information. 

 

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

Everyone should make a will or living trust, regardless of wealth. Having a plan in place ensures that your wishes are known and saves your loved ones the stress and cost of intestate probate proceedings.

Many of our donors want to make a gift to the University of Alaska in their will. With a valid will or trust, you can choose who gets your property, name guardians for your children, provide a home for your pets, and more.

Don’t have a will?  No problem!   It only takes 20 minutes online through our partnership with FreeWill, and you can update your documents later if your plans change.

Leaving gifts of personal property, investment accounts, or real estate to your loved ones and the university can be some of the most meaningful gifts you’ll ever make.  

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