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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UA Giving Day 2021.

What is UA Giving Day?

UA Giving Day is a 49 hour celebration where we all come together to show our University of Alaska pride by giving to the areas of the university that mean the most to us.

Our second annual giving day will start on November 9, 2021.  No matter what campus programs you support, gifts of all sizes will add up to have a big impact on students, faculty, and our entire community.

Who can participate in UA Giving Day?

Anyone! We encourage all alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends to participate by making a gift through the UA Giving Day online portal.

Can I give to more than one area?

Yes, you can make multiple gifts when you check out. For example, you could support all three campuses if you like, or programs at more than one campus. Make sure to select "Add another gift to your donation" on the gift menu to select the other areas you would like to support. Your card will only be charged once for the sum of your donations.

What if I already made a gift to the University of Alaska this year?

Thank you for your support! You are already making a difference. A participation gift on November 9 and 10 will enable UA to do even more to support the many campuses, students and programs across our state. We hope you will be part of this exciting event.

How can I help spread the word?

You can spread the word on all of your social media just by tagging your posts with #49hoursforAlaska. Please also talk about UA Giving Day to your friends, colleagues and anyone you think may be interested in supporting UAA, UAF or UAS and the important work we do.

What are Champions? 

UA Giving Day relies on Champions to share the UA message of philanthropy through social media channels like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. If you'd like to become an official Champion, just sign up through the champion section of our main page. 

After you sign up, you can send emails or post unique links to our website on social media to help spread the word about causes you care about at UAA, UAF, or UAS. 

We encourage our Champions to change their social media profile and cover photos and share the message of giving with their friends and colleagues in the days leading up to UA Giving Day. Your promotion of challenges and causes you care about is crucial to the success of UA Giving Day.

What is ScaleFunder?

ScaleFunder is the secure giving platform that the UA Foundation is using to facilitate raising money, engaging donors and managing volunteers on UA Giving Day. Donations will be received and receipted by email.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

The minimum gift amount is $5. Our goal for the day is based on participation, and gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated. When our entire community comes together to support UA, big things can happen.

Who can I contact with additional questions about UA Giving Day?

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Tlisa Northcutt at the UA Foundation at (907) 786-1211 or

UA Giving Day has ended, can I still make a donation to the University of Alaska?

Yes! Visit and make a general gift to UAA, UAF or UAS or note your favorite fund or program.

I would like to send in a check. Where do I mail my check to?

Gifts in support of UAA/UAS:
1815 Bragaw St., Ste 206
Anchorage, AK 99508


Gifts in support of UAF:
P.O. Box 755080     
Fairbanks, AK 99775

The fund I want to give to is not listed on the Giving Day website. Can I give to an unlisted fund/project?

If the designation you would like to donate to is not listed on the Giving Day website, please visit and note your designation. 

How can I support projects in addition to donating?

In addition to making a gift, you can expand your impact by sharing a project with your friends and family. Whether through email, Facebook, or the occasional Tweet, helping to promote projects to a larger audience makes a big difference!

Are gifts tax-deductible?

Your gift will be receipted by the University of Alaska Foundation and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The UA Foundation is a private nonprofit corporation, operated as a public Foundation, and is a tax-exempt organization as described in subsection 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The UA Foundation qualifies as a public charitable organization under Subsection 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Federal Tax ID 23-7394620.

Is my gift eligible for a corporate match?

Please contact your employer’s human resource department to determine if they will match your gift and their process for matching gifts. 

Can I donate to a project by phone or mail?

Absolutely! Call the UA Foundation at (907) 786-1211 to donate by phone. Checks in support of the University of Alaska projects should be made payable to the "UA Foundation" and include the University of Alaska program name [Project Name] in the memo line.


Mail to: 
Gifts in support of UAA/UAS:

UA Foundation
1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, AK 99508


Gifts in support of UAF:
P.O. Box 755080
Fairbanks, AK 99775

How can I get in contact with the UA Foundation?

Please call or email us with questions and comments at:
Phone: (907) 786-1211

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