Alumni Matching Fundraising Campaign
Last year this fund awarded 7 scholarships totaling $14,000.
The UAS Alumni Association is launching an end of the year matching donation campaign for association member contributions to two funds. “Our UAS Alumni Association has always been one of our strongest supporters. Their offer to match alumni gifts up to $5,000 to either the Whale Sculpture Campaign or the Alumni Scholarship fund is a wonderful incentive for alums to give back and help others,” said UAS Director of Development and Alumni Relations Lynne Johnson. The Alumni Scholarship is available to full-time students attending any UAS campus regardless of age or academic level. Last year this fund awarded 7 scholarships totaling $14,000. Donor gifts to the UAS Whale Sculpture Campaign will raise funds to purchase a 12-foot bronze sculpture of a humpback whale by renowned Alaskan artist Skip Wallen. The sculpture is planned as a center piece for a re-designed Auke Lake campus courtyard. Work is scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2011. The estimated cost is $105,000. The humpback whale is the UAS mascot. For more information about the UAS Whale sculpture campaign, please see the website at: www.uas.alaska.edu/development/whale-sculpture.html