How to Give

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Making a gift to support the University can be very simple or very complex. If you wish to make a gift online using our secure online donation form and your Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diner's Club or Discover card, please click on the button below.

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If you wish to learn more about what other forms a gift can take, please continue reading below.


Giving by Check or Wire Transfer

Please make checks payable to:
University of Alaska Foundation

To mail a donation, please use the following address:
University of Alaska Foundation
2025 Yukon Drive
PO Box 755080
Fairbanks, AK 99775


University of Alaska Foundation
1815 Bragaw St., Ste. 206
Anchorage, AK  99508

To wire funds, please contact the University of Alaska Foundation by dialing (907) 450-8030 or emailing for more information.

Tax ID # 23-7394620

Download the W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Other Giving Options

To learn about the many different ways you can give to the University of Alaska, scroll down.

To find a destination for your gift, such as a scholarship or fund, click here to visit our Gift Planning page.


You may gift shares of common stock that you own. The stock will be sold by the Foundation and the net proceeds used for the purpose you have specified.

Real Estate or Tangible Personal Property

A donation of real estate or other tangible gift such as machinery, art, etc. The gift would be sold and the proceeds used for the purpose you have specified.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift in 2015, 2016, and beyond. More about IRA Charitable Rollovers.


We hope you'll consider including a gift to UA Foundation in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits:

  • Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. Share the suggested bequest and beneficiary designation language to UA Foundation with your attorney.
  • Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
  • Versatility. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
  • Tax Relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift's full value.

We understand. Your circumstances may change and you can change your gift at any time. Learn about charitable bequests.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a gift in exchange for the right for you (and your spouse, if you desire) to receive a set income for your lifetime(s) after which the remainder is used by the Foundation for the purpose you have specified. Learn about charitable gift annuities.

Charitable Remainder Trust

With a Charitable Remainder Trust in which you would provide a gift of cash, stock or real property to the Foundation. The money (or proceeds from the sale of your gift) would be invested by the Foundation and a certain percentage would be sent to you each year as an annuity payment. The payments would continue until you (and your spouse, if desired) pass away at which point the amount remaining in the trust would be used for the purpose you have specified for your gift. Learn more about charitable remainder trusts.

Revocable Living Trust

A revocable living trust in which you establish a trust which will benefit the Foundation. Into that trust you place a portion of your assets. Upon your death, the assets in the trust would pass to the Foundation and used for the purpose you have specified or placed into the fund or funds you have identified.

Life Estate Agreement

A life estate agreement in which you donate your home to the Foundation who in turn grants you the right to live in the home until you die. At that point the home is sold by the Foundation and the proceeds would be used for the purpose you have specified or placed into the fund or funds you have identified. Learn more about life estate agreements.

Life Insurance

A life insurance policy in which you would buy a policy and donate it to the Foundation. The Foundation would hold the policy until your death at which point it would be cashed in and the proceeds would be used for the purpose you have specified or placed into the fund or funds you have identified. Alternatively you could simply name the Foundation as the beneficiary of an existing policy. Upon your death, the same thing would occur.


Were you born in 1949 or earlier?
If you answered yes to that question, and you have a traditional IRA, then there’s a smarter way to give to the University of Alaska. You can make a contribution, also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), from your IRA that is 100% tax free, whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return.

Learn more about QCD donations and how they can make a big difference on your tax return.

Payroll Donations for UA Employees

UA employees may give via payroll deductions. To set yours up now, click on the link below for the campus you are employed by:

Other mechanisms exist but these are the most popular.  Please consult a development officer for more information:

Development offices at UA:
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