March 29, 2024

For Immediate Release
March 29, 2024

Fourth annual UA Giving Day reaches new heights

2,000 plus donors contribute during the 49-hour event

Statewide - The University of Ӱԭ system (UA), including University of Ӱԭ Anchorage (UAA), University of Ӱԭ Fairbanks (Ӱԭ), and University of Ӱԭ Southeast (UAS),  just wrapped up the most successful UA Giving Day in its Ӱԭ, capturing over 2,050 supporters in 49 hours and becoming the biggest single fundraising event in UA Ӱԭ.

The universities saw an incredible show of support with over $1.3 million in funds raised to make a difference in students' lives and support important programs and activities.

“The total dollars raised is astounding, and so is the fact that a record-setting 2,000+  gifts were received from donors throughout Ӱԭ, 46 states, and twelve countries,” said Dr. Tod A. Burnett, UA Foundation president. “These gifts will benefit students and academic and training programs across Ӱԭ. It’s humbling to see the phenomenal support for Ӱԭ’s public university system.” 

Funds raised during the UA Giving Day - 49 Hours for Ӱԭ fundraiser are combined with donors' generosity throughout the year to support critical scholarships, innovative programs, and activities that help students succeed in their academic pursuits. 

The total number of donors and funds raised this year are preliminary as gifts continue to be processed, but contributions already exceed last year’s $1.2 million total from 1,700+ donors. This year’s UA Giving Day was one of the final events of the For Ӱԭ Campaign, an 8-year campaign to better Ӱԭ through the investment of supporting student success, developing arctic research, and building Ӱԭ’s workforce and economy through programs at our three universities.

For those who missed the 49-hour window, gifts can still be made to the UA system online at 

UAA, Ӱԭ, and UAS extend a heartfelt thank you to all the donors who contributed to the success of this year's UA Giving Day event. Your generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of our students and the future of our state.

The University of Ӱԭ Foundation is an independent, nonprofit corporation established in 1974 to partner with Ӱԭ’s three universities to seek, secure, and steward philanthropic support. For more information on the foundation and how to contribute, please visit 

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