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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about UA Giving Day: 49 Hours for Alaska.

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 fourth annual giving day starts at noon on March 26, 2024, and ends at 12:56 p.m. on March 28. This year, your donations of $5+ could be doubled or tripled when you help unlock over $700,000 in Match and Challenge gifts to support UAA, UAF, and UAS. 
Support life-changing scholarships, cutting-edge research, and outstanding academic programs.

I need help making my gift!

Call or text us at:


UAS: (907) 885-6414

UAF: (907) 891-8162

UAA: (907) 341-3160

Who can participate in UA Giving Day?

Anyone! All alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, friends, and businesses are invited to participate by making a gift on this UA Giving Day website.

How do I participate in social media challenges?

The winner will be randomly selected for a round-trip Alaska Airlines travel voucher*!
Check UA Foundation's social media pages during the 49 hours to learn about additional prizes.


Here’s how:

-Make your Facebook, Instagram, or X posts public
-Use the #49HoursForAlaska hashtag

-Tag University of Alaska Foundation ( @universityofalaskafoundation)

-Post from Noon on March 26 through 1 p.m. on March 28

-Multiple entries are allowed, and a winner can win multiple prizes


You can also post directly on the Giving Day website to enter this challenge.


Ideas (not limiting):

-Why you love your university

-Why you donated on UA Giving Day

-A memorable experience at your university

-A throwback photo from when you were attending your university

-A photo of you dressed in university swag

-A shoutout to an amazing staff or faculty at your university


*Alaska Airlines restrictions and blackout dates may apply. 

No contribution is necessary 

How can I help spread the word?

-Social Media:
             -Use #49HoursforAlaska and @universityofalaskafoundation when you share why you love UAA, UAF, or UAS. Link to

             -"Vote" on your favorite mascot dance-off video on Instagram by tagging a friend in the comments

-Email: Email your friends, colleagues, and other contacts why it is important to you that they join you in supporting UA Giving Day. Link to

-Text your friends: On Mar 26-28, invite your friends to donate and send them

-In-person: Talk about UA Giving Day to your friends, colleagues and anyone you think may be interested in supporting UAA, UAF or UAS

-Virtual: Use the Zoom backgrounds on the Champion Dashboard to spark conversation in your meetings. Register as a Champion for access.



-Send an internal communication to your employees asking them to support UA Giving Day, linking to

-Send an external communication (like an e-newsletter or social media post) to your clients asking them to support UA Giving Day, linking to

-Ask peer businesses to join you in supporting UAA, UAF, or UAS on UA Giving Day


Want to track the donors that give because of your efforts? Register as a Champion for your referral link.


How do I win a roundtrip Alaska Airlines voucher?

It is easy to enter to win a roundtrip Alaska Airlines Voucher*! 


1. Post on Facebook, Instagram, X, and the Giving Day website from noon on March 26- 1 p.m. on March 28 to enter to win (more info in FAQ: How do I participate in social media challenges?). Use #49HoursforAlaska and tag the University of Alaska Foundation (@universityofalaskafoundation) on a public post to be entered. Each post counts as a separate entry to win.


2.  During the 49 hours, head to Instagram to cast a vote for your favorite mascot dance as UAA, UAF, and UAS battle for bragging rights! Visit our official university Instagram pages to make your voice heard! Like the dance Reel of your choice and tag a friend in the comments. (You may vote for multiple universities.) Each university will select one fan at random.

3. Register as a UA Giving Day Champion to receive exclusive emails. One of the pop-up events will have a prize of a r/t Alaska Airlines ticket, so watch your Champion emails closely!


Each drawing is independent of the other, and you can compete in all if you would like!

*Alaska Airlines restrictions and blackout dates may apply. 

No contribution is necessary 

Can I give to more than one area?

Yes! Every gift you make on UA Giving Day supports students and programs. Select "Add another gift to your donation" on the donation form's gift menu. 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. An additional gift on UA Giving Day could be doubled or tripled with $700,000+ in Match and Challenge gifts to support even more students and programs. We hope you will be part of this exciting event.

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. Sign up as a Champion

As a champion you will spread the word about causes you care about at UAA, UAF, or UAS. Your promotion of challenges and causes you care about is crucial to the success of UA Giving Day.
With your personal Champion URL, you will be able to track how many donors you connect on UA Giving Day.

You can also enter to win a r/t Alaska Airlines voucher by using the "Share to social media" button in your Champion emails or on your Champion Dashboard.

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.

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


Note: Only gifts transacted through are eligible for challenges, matches, leaderboards, and power hour incentives.

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

Yes! Visit to make a gift to UAA, UAF, UAS, or the University of Alaska System.


Note: Only gifts transacted through are eligible for challenges, matches, leaderboards, and power hour incentives.

Help! I don't see the program or scholarship that I want to donate to.

Call, text, or email us. We will help you make your donation:

UAS: (907) 885-6414

UAF: (907) 891-8162

UAA: (907) 341-3160

When are gifts accepted for UA Giving Day 2024?

Gifts made on this page from Mar 26, 12 p.m. to Mar. 28, 12:59 p.m. will help unlock additional match and challenge gifts for UA Giving Day.

Can I donate to a project by phone or mail?


UAS: (907) 885-6414

UAF: (907) 891-8162

UAA: (907) 341-3160


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


Note: Only gifts transacted through are eligible for challenges, matches, leaderboards, and power hour incentives.

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. 

How can I get in contact with the UA Foundation?

Please text, call, or email us with questions and comments at:

UAA: (907) 341-3160
UAF: (907) 891-8162
UAS: (907) 885-6414

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