Giving to CLA


Dean Ellen Lopez

Thank you.

In a year with unprecedented challenges, your generosity made more of a difference than ever. Your gift gave the UAF community access to the education, opportunities and tools to not only adapt but also thrive. Thank you for being there when we needed you the most and for inspiring those of us at UAF.

CLA's Gifts at Work

Total Giving: $328,764.54



Money goes towards replenishing student scholarship funds

College Support

Goes to supporting the College of Liberal Arts

Department Support

Funds designated to a specific department within CLA

Public Service & Community Outreach

Funding that supports community outreach events

Student Support

Funding that helps students outside of scholarships

UAF music majors Sean Braendel, left, Annalisa Taylor, center, and Rose Crelli goof around with their instruments outside the Fine Arts complex on a March afternoon.


"I received two scholarships while I was a student, and my humble gifts to those exact scholarship funds have provided that same opportunity to the generation of CLA students that came after me. It鈥檚 a tremendously gratifying"

Naomi Horne, '06 & '12, Social Work

College Support

The College of Liberal Arts opens our students to the world. Before they become experts in a field of study their journey begins in the classroom. Gifts such as yours are providing students access to scholarships and support vital to furthering their education. The gifts you give are the bridge students cross between believing in their dreams and achieving them.

The Regents' Great Hall, on the Fairbanks campus, is now open to the public. The newly refurbished hall features an aurora-like installation on the ceiling.
Guest lecturer Dave Selle, right, instructs students on lighting for a scene during the 2013 Wintermester cinematography class in the UAF Fine Arts complex.

Department Support

Your gifts create results we see everyday. As stewards of these valuable resources, we are striving to be worthy of investment. When you give to CLA in memory of a loved one, or simply because you care, your contribution is cherished and used to further that most human of endeavors 鈥 learning.

Public Service & Community Outreach


Local musicians perform during a summer concert series in the Georgeson Botanical Garden on the Fairbanks campus.
Rural 性十八.cc Honors Institute students study for their Introduction to College Writing course in Cornerstone Plaza on Friday, June 8.

Student Support

Scholarships, Fellowships and student awards have an incredible impact on our Nanook Nation! We believe that enhanced student aid, through restricted or unrestricted gifts, helps retain the most talented of students. With fewer financial concerns, these students can focus chiefly on their studies, thereby reaching their full potential.



Jon and Jane Aspnes

Why I Give

A story of giving from CLA donors Jon and Jane Aspnes.

The Aspnes Story- Love at First Pancake



Become a Donor

Your donation can make a profound impact by providing resources for scholarships, innovative programs, and cutting-edge research opportunities. Together, let's foster a vibrant academic environment where creativity, critical thinking, and cultural understanding flourish. Donate today and be a part of shaping the future of liberal arts education at UAF!

For more information on ways to give, visit our UAF Development Office website.

New students on campus jump for a photograph on their way to the MBS complex Tuesday afternoon, August 28, 2012.