Gift Planning at the University of Alaska

If making an impact at the University of Alaska is something that's important to you, there's a way to give. Scroll down to discover the many giving options available to you.

For more information on any of the giving options below, please consult your campus' Development Office for more information:

How can I make my gift?

To learn more about how to give and the different forms a gift can take, from cash to stock to real estate, visit our How to Give page

Giving Options and Guidelines

Unrestricted Gift
When you make an unrestricted gift to the University of Alaska, you provide a vital source of flexible funds that allow the President or Chancellor to seize opportunities, enhance programs or meet urgent needs. Simply write “unrestricted” along with the campus designation if desired on the memo line of your check or on the online gift form.

Restricted Gift
You may restrict your gift to support a specific area of the university.

Below are some popular ways in which gifts may be restricted.  Simply indicate the restriction on the memo line of your check or on the on-line gift form.  When your gift is received it will be placed into a fund that matches the purpose restriction you have indicated.

  • Support a specific broad use (e.g. “to provide student scholarships” or “to support faculty research.”)
  • Support a specific campus, department or program of the University (e.g. “the English Department at UAA”, or “The Fairbanks Campus.”)
  • Support an existing fund. The Foundation manages more than 600 existing funds Your gift can be added to an existing fund and used for the purposes for which that fund was established. To explore existing funds, please contact a development office.
  • Establish a new fund. If you wish to have your name or someone else’s name on a fund (e.g. the Chester Buckholtz Scholarship) or establish a fund for a very specific purpose you may establish a new fund at the Foundation.  If this is your desire you should contact a development office (contact information below).


Did you know you can support the University of Alaska even beyond your lifetime by making an endowed gift?

When you make an endowed gift, your contribution is invested with and becomes part of the pooled endowment fund. An annual distribution is made to support the purpose of your choice. The principal of the endowment fund remains intact, generating distribution into perpetuity.

Endowments for any purpose, restricted or unrestricted, may be created with a minimum gift of $25,000. An endowment may be established to support a chair, fellowship, scholarship professorship or any other defined use at the University. Endowments are managed by the Foundation in accordance with its endowment management guidelines. For questions about establishing these perpetual funds, please call a development office.

Development offices at UA:
University of Alaska Anchorage

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