The University of Alaska Foundation Board of Directors has identified four strategic priorities—Transformational Philanthropy; Success for Every Student; High Performing Operations; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—to guide the philanthropic efforts of the foundation in partnership with the University of Alaska system over the next three to five years.
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MISSION, VISION, VALUES
Mission - The University of Alaska Foundation seeks, secures, and stewards philanthropic support in partnership with the University of Alaskasystem to help shape Alaska’s future.
Vision - The University of Alaska Foundation inspires philanthropy for the University of Alaska system to make a global impact for all generations to come.
Values - The University of Alaska Foundation values:
- Enthusiastic advocacy
- Inspired generosity
- Wise stewardship
- Meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion
STRATEGIC PRIORITY 1
Goal 1 - Increase philanthropy for the University of Alaska system, supporting each of the universities in achieving their fundraising goals by collectively achieving an increase in average annual private funds raised.
Goal 2 - Provide leadership, coordination, and resources for system-wide fundraising
campaigns that support priority initiatives of the UA system.
Goal 3 - Strengthen donor relationships to maximize engagement and loyalty.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2
SUCCESS FOR EVERY STUDENT
Goal 1 - Partner with the universities and system office to strategically invest philanthropic
resources in support of student success initiatives throughout the UA system.
Goal 2 - Improve the student scholarship experience and increase scholarship awards
for all students.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY 3
HIGH PERFORMING OPERATIONS
Goal1 - Demonstrate prudent financial management of philanthropic assets to donors
and other stakeholders.
Goal 2 - Identify key mission critical and labor intensive foundation and related advancement processes for review and improvement.
Goal 3 - Drive data-inspired decisions by instilling practical data literacy and developing applicable data management for the foundation and UA system.
Goal 4 - Recruit, retain, and develop exemplary fundraising, advancement, and support staff throughout the UA system.
STRATEGIC PRIORITY 4
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI)
Goal 1- Conduct an organizational analysis and develop a DEI vision, policy, and action
Goal 2 - Support the UA system’s fundraising efforts and goals related to DEI initiatives to promote the participation and success of the UA system’s diverse populations.
Goal 3 - Develop and implement guidelines for inclusive communications.