Give to English

Your donations support our goals.


How to donate


To contribute to the UAF English Department, please click on any of the below fund links; these direct you to the University of 性十八.cc Foundation website where you will enter your specified gift amount. Your gift will fund the focused accounts listed.

Click here to search the Engage database for your fund.

The UAF English Department hosts the Celebration of Writing at the Murie Building. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

English 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.



Your donation can be used specifically to fund student or faculty research at UAF. The G. Burns Cooper Memorial Fund awards a total of $5,000 in funding for research to faculty. 


Dr. G. Burns Cooper
The UAF English Department hosts the Celebration of Writing at the Murie Building. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

Scholarship 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. 

The English Emeriti Award is established in honor of retired professors who have taught English at UAF and been awarded Emeritus status in recognition of their achievements and years of service. It is awarded each year to the Outstanding English Major, as voted on by Department faculty members in the spring semester. The intent is that this award should be no less than $500, and larger if the fund is able to support a larger award. 


Thank you for continuing to support the UAF Department of English!

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; you are not receiving any goods or services in exchange for the money you give.



"But in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do."

-C. S. Lewis (2012). 鈥淎n Experiment in Criticism鈥, p.141, Cambridge University Press



Department Chair Chris Coffman

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



Replenishes student scholarship funds


Funds faculty and student research

Department Support

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

College Support

Goes to supporting the College of Liberal Arts





Jon and Jane Aspnes pose on a bench in the park with their three dogs

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.