Fourth annual UA Giving Day reaches new heights

April 5, 2024

The University of Alaska system (UA), including University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and University of Alaska Southeast (UAS),  just wrapped up the most successful UA Giving Day in its history, capturing over 2,050 supporters in 49 hours and becoming the biggest single fundraising event in UA history.

The universities saw an incredible show of support with over $1.3 million in funds raised to make a difference in students' lives and support important programs and activities.

“The total dollars raised is astounding, and so is the fact that a record-setting 2,000+  gifts were received from donors throughout Alaska, 46 states, and twelve countries,” said Dr. Tod A. Burnett, UA Foundation president. “These gifts will benefit students and academic and training programs across Alaska. It’s humbling to see the phenomenal support for Alaska’s public university system.” 

Funds raised during the UA Giving Day - 49 Hours for Alaska fundraiser are combined with donors' generosity throughout the year to support critical scholarships, innovative programs, and activities that help students succeed in their academic pursuits. 

The total number of donors and funds raised this year are preliminary as gifts continue to be processed, but contributions already exceed last year’s $1.2 million total from 1,700+ donors. This year’s UA Giving Day was one of the final events of the For Alaska Campaign, an 8-year campaign to better Alaska through the investment of supporting student success, developing arctic research, and building Alaska’s workforce and economy through programs at our three universities.

For those who missed the 49-hour window, gifts can still be made to the UA system online at

UAA, UAF, and UAS extend a heartfelt thank you to all the donors who contributed to the success of this year's UA Giving Day event. Your generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of our students and the future of our state.