Support any campus, any college and any program during UA Giving Day

by Matt Jardin  |   

Spirit on basketball court

The University of Alaska’s first-ever Giving Day launches Oct. 20, 2020! Celebrating “49 hours for the 49th state,” Giving Day is a collaborative fundraising effort between UAA, UAF and UAS. Activities will kick off at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20, and donors will have the opportunity to participate for the next 49 hours (through 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22).

UAA is rallying all Seawolves and Seawolf friends to join in this inaugural Giving Day event. Gifts of any size make a tremendous difference to students. It is your participation that counts!

Support any campus, any college and any program. From engineering to nursing, music to finance and more — you can give to what you care about most. If you’re not sure where to donate, consider supporting campus-wide priorities, which have a broader impact across our student population. These include: innovation and excellence, student scholarships, diversity and equity, emergency relief, undergraduate research and civil discourse and debate.

Your contributions can also benefit UAA’s athletics programs, which include gymnastics, hockey and alpine skiing. These three programs are currently slated for discontinuation due to state budget cuts, but can be reinstated if two seasons’ worth of expenses are raised.

“For over 40 years, Seawolf hockey has encouraged and inspired countless kids to do great things on and off the ice,” said Matt Curley, head hockey coach. “More importantly, Seawolf hockey has given them the direction and focus to be good citizens and people as they strive to reach their goals, enriching not just their lives, but the lives of those around them.”

“The continuance of the UAA alpine ski team is critical to the health and well-being of ski racing in Alaska,” said Sparky Anderson, head ski coach. “Without the team, there’s no more college races of any kind in the state of Alaska, no former UAA NCAA athletes coaching local kids and no local alpine FIS races. It matters to every young skier and family in Alaska. We cannot lose this important program.”

"Since our team's establishment in 1984, we have embraced a culture of giving back to the community,” said Marie-Sophie Boggasch, interim head gymnastics coach. “Last year alone, our 18 team members volunteered more than 550 volunteer hours while maintaining an overall GPA of 3.64. Your contribution can help save UAA gymnastics for many generations to come and preserve the legacy that has shaped Alaska's youth and community."

When you make your gift, don’t forget to tell your friends and family and encourage them to join you.

 Now more than ever, it’s our time to celebrate the strength and resiliency of the University of Alaska community. Together we will make this Giving Day a success for UAA and build a brighter future for Alaska. Join us with your gift today!

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