Chancellor’s Report on Philanthropy

Spring 2023

Dear UAF supporter,

Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and this year has been no exception. As the chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the spring season and the power of community.

This spring’s Giving Day — 49 Hours for Alaska —  resulted in over $830,000 in gifts and investments to UAF students and programs. That’s amazing! Seven hundred and ninety-two donors participated over those two days, joining our challenge sponsors and champions. Our community is truly special, and you are part of that. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to UAF. Your support is essential to the continued success of our university and the students, faculty and staff who call it home. Your generosity directly impacts the lives of our students and provides them with the resources they need to achieve their academic and career goals. Your contributions will also support our faculty and staff in their important work, helping to advance knowledge and make a positive impact on our students, community, state and world. 

As we move forward, I am reminded that the power of community is truly invaluable. Your support has been a source of strength and inspiration for all of us at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and we are grateful for the contributions that you have made to our community.

Thank you for your continued support of UAF. Your investment in our university is an investment in our future. We are truly grateful for your generosity.

Thank you,



Dan White


Chancellor Daniel White


Amy Kay Brown shared her thoughts about UAF with this Facebook post during the 2023 Giving Day.
Giving Day donors rise to the challenges

The 2023 event drew over 800 donors, raising more than $830,000 to support UAF and its students.


Denise and Mark Wartes
Wartes fund benefits Rural Alaska Honors Institute

The couple’s Giving Day challenge in 2021 pushed the fund to the endowment level.


Jim and Florence Rooney
Working on frozen ground

Jim Rooney has spent 60 years advancing engineering in the North, and now he’s helping to ensure UAF stays at the front of the field.


A pink blossoming tree
With gratitude

Businesses, corporations, individuals and foundations give generously to UAF.