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Welcome, Nanook Nation!


49 hours for Alaska!

We invite all Nanooks, friends, alumni and advocates of UAF to support a program or area you care about during UA Giving Day 2023 on Wednesday, February 22 through midnight February 23. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference to students! We are grateful for the entire Nanook family. Together, we will make this 49-hour day a success.

Donate early

No matter the timing, your gift supports students. However, gifts made before Feb 21, 10 p.m. may not count toward Giving Day.


On Feb 22-23, support the greatest need at UAF or choose from the programs below.

 

UAF Areas of Investment


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UAF OLLI Advisory Board and Director Matching Challenge
OLLI's Advisory Board and Program Director challenge you to give a gift to support OLLI during UA Giving Day. Every gift in support of the OLLI Annual Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $4,000.
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UAF Nanook Volleyball Mike and Judy Kelliher Matching Challenge
UAF Alumni Judy '73 and Mike '75 Kelliher encourage fans of Nanook Volleyball to support the team on Giving Day! The Kellihers offer to match donations to Nanook Volleyball up to $1,000. Go 'Nooks!
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UAF Inspiring Girls Expedition Challenge
Two longtime anonymous supporters invite donors both current and new to make a gift to support tuition-free field science and art expeditions for high school girls. These two supporters will match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000.
$200,000
UAF CBSM Usibelli Coal Mine Challenge
As a UAF Alumni owned business, Usibelli Coal Mine encourages all UA alumni and friends to support the UAF College of Business and Security Management by participating in UA Giving Day! Once 49 donors have given to any UAF CBSM fund during Giving Day, UCM will energize our efforts with a gift of $100,000 to the UCM Homeland Security and Emergency Management scholarship and $100,000 to the UCM Bachelor of Applied Management scholarship.
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$1,000
UAF College of Liberal Arts Deans Challenge
UAF College of Liberal Arts Dean, Ellen Lopez, encourages all alumni, friends and supporters to give. When 10 gifts are made to the College of Liberal Arts, Dean Lopez will unlock a gift of $1,000 in support of CLA.
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$3,000
University of Alaska Student Support Challenge
Bob Buntzen, '71 UAF alumnus, would like to honor the life of his late sister Susan McLoughry, a nurse who served the Fairbanks community until she passed away in 2000. When 20 people make a gift in support of any scholarship at the University of Alaska, Bob Bundtzen will donate $3,000 to support the Susan McLoughry Nursing Scholarship.
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$1,000
UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics Deans Challenge
UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics Dean, Karsten Hueffer, encourage all alumni, friends and supporters to give to CNSM. When 10 gifts are made to CNSM Support fund or the CNSM Excellence in Undergraduate Education fund, Dean Hueffer will unlock his own gift of $1,000 to the college.
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$1,000
UAF International Arctic Research Directors Challenge
International Arctic Research Center director, Hajo Eicken, encourage all IARC friends and supporters to make a gift to the Climate Change Research for Alaska fund. When 10 gifts are made in support of IARC, Hajo Eicken will unlock his gift of $1,000 in support of the Climate Change Research for Alaska support fund.
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$20,000
UAF Hockey Alumni Association Nanook Hockey Challenge
The UAF Hockey Alumni Association is a proud supporter of Nanook Hockey! 20 donations to Nanook Men’s Hockey will unlock a $20,000 gift from the UAF Hockey Alumni Association.
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$1,000
UAF Great Northwest Nanook Hockey Challenge
Great Northwest encourages all alumni and friends to participate in UA Giving Day. 10 donations to the Nanook Men’s Hockey will unlock a gift of $1,000 from Great Northwest.
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$1,000
Interior Womens Health Alaska Nanooks Ski Challenge
When 10 gifts are made in support of the Alaska Nanooks Men's or Women's ski teams (Mixed Skiing), a $1,000 gift from Interior Women's Health will be unlocked to support the Alaska Nanooks Skiing Fund.
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$500
The Fairbanks Volleyball Association Challenge
The Fairbanks Volleyball Association loves to promote volleyball in the Interior of Alaska! Once 35 gifts have been made in support of Nanook Volleyball, their gift of $500 will be unlocked.
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$2,500
UAF Nanook Volleyball Cold Spot For Healthy Pets Challenge
A $2,500 gift from Cold Spot for Healthy Pets will be unlocked when 50 gifts are made to support the UAF Women’s Volleyball team. Go Nooks!
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$100,000
UAF Arctic Engineering Challenge by Jim and Flo Rooney
Longtime arctic engineer and UAF honorary degree recipient, Jim Rooney, invites fellow engineers to join him in supporting the newly established UAF Arctic Engineering Enrichment fund. When 5 gifts from any UAF alumni or engineering friend are made in support of this effort, then a gift of $100,000 will be unlocked, thanks to Jim and the late Flo Rooney. Jim, a career engineer, was involved with Alaska engineering and construction projects ranging from highways, airports, water and sewer systems, marine facilities, fish hatcheries, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).
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UAF Nanooks Anundson Family Mascot Challenge
Director of Athletics, Brock Anundson, and his family say "Support your Nooks!" The Anundsons challenge 49 donors to give to any UAF Athletics fund and AD Anundson will dress as Nook the Mascot, accompanied by his son as Lil’ Nook for a UAF Athletics event. A random draw of the athletic donors will assist in choosing the event
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UAF MARK SET GO Join the Running Club North Match
The Running Club North offers to match all gifts made to the UAF Nanook Cross Country Running Team up to a total of $1,000.
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UAF Coach Scott Nanook Womens Volleyball Challenge
UAF Nanook Volleyball Coach, Brian Scott, offers to match up to $100 on each of the first 5 donations of $100 or more to Nanook Volleyball.
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UAF Climate Scholars Challenge
Board of Regent, John Davies `70, `75 and Linda Schandelmeier encourage you to support the Honors College Climate Scholars Program. They will match every dollar raised in support of the program up to $5,000.
$1,001
UAF College of Engineering and Mines Deans Challenge
UAF CEM Dean, Bill Schnabel, encourages all alumni, friends and supporters to give during Giving Day. When 10 gifts are made to CEM, Dean Schnabel will unlock his gift of $1,001 in support of the CEM Engineering Action Fund (CEM Support Fund).
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$1,042
UAF Community and Technical College Deans Challenge
This year marks 42 years of Dean Michele Stalder's service to UAF, education and learning. Please help Michele celebrate this milestone by making a gift to support CTC at the level of $42 and above. Once the challenge of 10 contributions is met, Dean Stalder will make a gift of $1,042 to the UAF CTC Scholarship.
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$5,000
UAF 10 Gifts Challenge
When 10 gifts of any amount are made by UAF alumni and friends in support of the UAF Annual Fund (areas of greatest need) then UAF alum Bob Bundtzen '71 will also make a gift of $5,000 in support of UAF's Annual Fund.
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$2,000
UA Museum of the North Spine Care Specialists of Alaska Challenge
Spine Care Specialists of Alaska supports education in our community. Once 10 donors give to the UA Museum of the North during UA Giving Day, Spine Care Specialists of Alaska will unlock a gift of $2,000 in support of museum education and outreach.
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$500
UAF Coach Donovan Nanook Womens Basketball Challenge
When 10 gifts are made in support of the Alaska Nanooks Women's Basketball, a $500 gift from Coach Amy Donovan will be unlocked to support the Nanook Women's Scholarship fund.
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$30,000
UAF Desorcie-Moria Hockey Alumni Association Nanook Hockey Challenge
UAF Hockey Alumni Association President Scott Roselius and hockey supporters Doug Desorcie and Denise Ramp encourage UAF alumni and friends to give during UA Giving Day! When 30 gifts have been made in support of Nanook Men's hockey, Denise will unlock $30,000 to establish the Desorcie-Moria UAF Hockey Alumni Association Excellence Endowment in support of Nanook Men's hockey.
30 Gift Goal
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$1,000
UAF Nanook Hockey Employee Challenge
UAF Nanook Hockey Coach Erik Largen encourages all UA employees to participate in UA Giving Day. 10 donations from UA employees to the Nanook Hockey fund will unlock a gift of $1,000 from Coach Largen.
10 Gift Goal
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$500
The Elevate AK Volleyball Club Challenge
The Elevate AK Volleyball Club seeks to positively impact our youth through volleyball and challenges others to support Nanook Volleyball. 10 donations to Nanook Volleyball on Giving Day will unlock their gift of $500.
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$500
Allstate Terri Olsen Agency Nanook Volleyball Challenge
When 25 gifts are made in support of Nanook Volleyball, a $500 gift from Allstate - Terri Olsen Agency will be unlocked to support the UAF Nanook Volleyball Fund.
25 Gift Goal
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$2,500
UAF Troth Yeddha' Challenge by the UAF Alumni Association
The UAF Alumni Association challenges 25 UAF alumni to join them in supporting the Troth Yeddha’ Indigenous Studies Center initiative - one of UAF’s top fundraising priorities! Once 25 alums have given to Troth, then a gift of $2,500 will be unlocked by UAFAA in support of this important initiative.
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$10,000
All donors vs Regent Hughes to support Education majors
When 600 people donate on UA Giving Day, Regent Mary K. Hughes will donate an extra $10,000 to support Alaskans majoring in education systemwide. Regent Hughes is a University of Alaska alum, and she and her family are long-time supporters of public higher education in Alaska. Regent Hughes encourages all UA alumni to join her with their support.
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