Dr. Jessica Black portrait

Sep 14

The University of Alaska Foundation Board of Directors has awarded the 2023 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence to Dr. Jessica Black. The Bullock Prize is awarded annually to a member of the university community in recognition that a truly great university grows as a result of personal commitments to excellence.

Dr. Kevin Berry, University of Alaska Anchorage associate professor of economics.

Sep 01

The University of Alaska Foundation has awarded Dr. Kevin Berry, University of Alaska Anchorage associate professor of economics, the Harold T. Caven Professorship in Business and Finance for his work in the economics of sustainability.

Julie Schram, Ph.D.

Jun 20

Julie Schram, Ph.D., an assistant professor of animal physiology at University of Alaska Southeast, is the recipient of the 2023 Angus Gavin Memorial Migratory Bird Research Grant.

Alex Slivka

May 12

The University of Alaska (UA) Foundation announces the appointment of Alex Slivka as chief financial officer (CFO). He began in his new role on May 1, 2023.

Apr 17

If you are 70.5 or older, the SECURE Act 2.0 provides a new way to use your IRA for lifetime income while supporting the University of Alaska.

Graphic showing three university mascots and giving day results

Feb 24

The University of Alaska system wrapped up the most successful UA Giving Day in its history, raising over $1.3 million in 49 hours.

Graphic showing three mascots promoting Giving Day

Jan 19

The university system is gearing up for the third annual UA Giving Day - 49 Hours for Alaska, taking place February 22 - 23.

Graphic element displaying the title of the strategic plan document.

Jan 18

The strategic planning process resulted in updated mission, vision and values for the organization, and four strategic priorities to guide the philanthropic efforts of the foundation.

Libby Roderick

Jan 13

The University of Alaska Foundation Board of Directors has awarded the 2022 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence to Libby Roderick. Roderick, who has been a UAA staff member since 2006, is the director of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative and associate director of the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence. Roderick received the award Wednesday during the Foundation's board meeting in Fairbanks.

Dec 16

Ben Roth, Dave Karp, John Burns, Melissa Reiser and Tammy Kosa will join the board of directors.

A photo of the Tongass National Forest

Dec 14

Through named endowments, stories about individual Alaskans are remembered and retold forever. The Clarence and Verle Kramer Memorial Endowment honors a family who helped shape the state's logging industry.

Alan and Manamaya Gurung-Akiyama with their son Henry.

Dec 14

Improving the health of Alaskans was a family affair for Grace and Henry Akiyama. The commitment to the health of Juneau and Southeast Alaska residents continues through the Akiyama Family Endowed Scholarship.

Photo of Harry Need

Nov 15

Congratulations to Harry Need, CFRE, Senior Director of Philanthropic Services at the University of Alaska Foundation. Today he was named Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy by his peers within Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Alaska Chapter.

Photo of Edith Bullock

Nov 11

The University of Alaska Foundation Board of Directors is accepting nominations for the 2023 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. The prize, which includes a $20,000 award, is presented to an individual who demonstrates excellence in support of the University of Alaska.

A bluethroat sits atop a shrub in Nome, Alaska. Photo by Luke DeCicco/USFWS.

Nov 11

Scientists within the University of Alaska system, including graduate students and faculty members, are eligible to apply for the Angus Gavin Memorial Migratory Bird Research Grant that is now open for 2023 field season proposals. The application deadline is December 12, 2022. There are two $15,000 awards available.

Jun 16

A major, long-time supporter of the University of Alaska system, Northrim Bank, has gifted $259,500 to fund UA initiatives that advance research about Alaska's economy and fiscal policy, expand business education and build entrepreneurship capacity. Northrim's donation also includes funding to five community campuses where Northrim employees live and work.

May 19

Annie Maliguine, a master's student in marine biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is the recipient of the 2022 Angus Gavin Memorial Migratory Bird Research Grant.

Apr 08

Yesterday the University of Alaska Foundation lost one of its longest-serving board members when Arliss Sturgulewski died in Anchorage at the age of 94. Arliss poured her time, talent and endless energy into many community and leadership roles, but had a particular affinity for higher education and its ability to help advance women and people of color in all areas of life.

Mar 04

The University of Alaska System's $200 million fundraising goal is within reach, according to a report shared with the University of Alaska Foundation Board of Directors at its March 2 meeting in Juneau. As of December 2021, more than $175 million in private donations have been contributed by alumni, friends, companies, and private organizations, including 35 gifts of $1 million or more.

Jan 12

At the root of philanthropy is a love of humankind, and Ed Rasmuson’s love for his fellow Alaskans can be seen throughout the University of Alaska system’s three universities. At UAA, UAF and UAS, the impact of Ed’s philanthropy is widely felt.

Jan 11

The University of Alaska Foundation has named two new members to its board of directors, added one new member to its investment committee, and elected a new slate of officers effective January 1.

Alexandru Lapadat works in Theistareykir, Iceland. Lapadat was awarded the Schaible Geophysical Institute Fellowship.

Sep 20

Grace Berg Schaible, a former Alaska attorney general and one of the University of Alaska’s greatest benefactors, established the fellowship for graduate students whose principal course of study is in subjects taught or researched at the Geophysical Institute. Schaible died in 2017, but the fellowship’s endowment received a $2.2 million gift from her estate in 2018, providing enough of a financial base so that planning for the awarding of fellowships could begin.

UAA students Abbie Lampman, Maile Johnston and Daniel Ogden photographed on the Anchorage campus.

May 19

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) announced today it received the largest estate gift in the university’s history from the late Caroline “Carrie” E.B. Lewis. A longtime university supporter, Lewis passed away on Nov. 10, 2020, at age 90. Her gift, valued at approximately $15 million, will support two endowments that build educational opportunities for first-generation college students and foster student success initiatives at UAA.