Chancellor's Reports on Philanthropy

Fall 2020

Dear Friends,

Earlier this year, Chancellor Dan White likened UAF benefactors, students, staff and faculty to the resilient Nanook, our iconic mascot. As a community known for its grit and determination, Nanook Nation grows even stronger during challenging times when we pull together.  

The UAF Office of Development and Alumni Relations is committed to staying in touch and working with you, even while we must "social distance" for the time being. While campus and community might look different these days, we're energized and focused. Our mission of building community is integral for UAF to conduct world-class research, teach students and provide critical public service. This remains constant. Alumni often tell me how UAF changed their lives, all for the better. We must continue and expand that opportunity for today's and tomorrow's students. 

Although everyday life is different right now, we move forward. Throughout this Chancellor's Report on Philanthropy, you will see how UAF benefactors, like you, are invigorated. These stories reflect your dedication. We are inspired knowing that you and many others are uniting to support educating, your alma mater, and a brighter future for Alaska and beyond.

Thank you for your generosity.

Kate Ripley `11 MA, Arctic and Northern Studies
Development & Alumni Relations

ASUAF Students outside the ASUAF offices. Photo by Bernard Aoto.

Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Growing community, inspiring philanthropy


A group of students, staff and alumni voted unanimously to make a gift of $10,001 through the student government trust fund.




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Marisa Sharrah, President/CEO of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce; UAF Chancellor Dan White; Sabrina Binkley, Fairbanks Chamber Board Chair. Photo by Greg Martin Photography.

Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce

Connecting students with local opportunities


The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce continues to grow their presence in higher education philanthropy, guided by the Education and Workforce Development committee.


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Marilyn Russell and Arleigh Reynolds

Marilyn Russell

Inspired by place-based learning


Marilyn's innate care and respect for community becomes gift of $25,000 to One Health.


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Nanook Nation pride at Cafe de Stir It Up. Photo by Theresa Bakker.

UAF Alumni Association

Supporting students and alums in a COVID world


Through meeting students and alums where they are, UAFAA has exapnded to a new virtual space.


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