Message from the Leadership

Susan Anderson, Chair and Carla Beam, Vice President
Susan Anderson, Chair and Carla Beam, Vice President

Thank you for giving to the University of Alaska (UA) through the UA Foundation.  We appreciate you joining our students on their journeys to better their lives through higher education and for helping to fund faculty and staff as they break trail with research and programs that enhance Alaska’s communities and economic growth.

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Stories that Inspire: Why we give

Spring 2014 Edition


An Alaska Legacy in the Making: Burke Riley and Dick Freer
Boyhood friends Dick and Burke dropped out of the University of Washington in 1938 and headed to Alaska in search of work. They booked one-way passage on the 117-foot trading boat “Discoverer,” and set off for Anchorage.

Read their story featuring a UAS memorial scholarship in their honor


Matthieu O. - University of Alaska Anchorage
Matthieu's journey as a first generation U.S. citizen led him from his tropical home in Hawaii to University of Alaska Anchorage - a relocation that took some adjustment. Luckily, he was used to adapting to new cultures and climates, having traveled the world  throughout his childhood.

Find out how Matthieu has embodied the spirit of giving abck, passing along the benefits he's received through the generosity of donors like you.  Continue reading

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