When you give to Seawolf Athletics, you provide a world of opportunity. By providing financial support for the outstanding student-athletes at the University of Alaska Anchorage, you ensure that they develop more than just their athletic talents. You provide opportunities to educate them and give them the tools to become tomorrow's leaders. Leaders who are well prepared for the personal and professional challenges they will face throughout their lives.
Your contribution is an investment in the tradition of athletic and academic excellence developed over the last three decades. By contributing to Seawolf Athletics you can help our coaches recruit high-caliber student-athletes who will compete for championships and bring pride to the University, the state and UAA alumni and fans. Now more than ever, your support is needed.
Memorial contributions are a meaningful way for individuals to extend their condolences and congratulations throughout the year, while supporting Seawolf Athletics.
Make a memorial gift in lieu of flowers or sympathy cards, or an honorary gift to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or wedding. It’s also a great way to recognize someone’s retirement, graduation, or job promotion, or a simple way to say "thanks."
Upon receipt of your gift, we will send notification to the honoree or to the family of the person(s) being honored by your gift. The amount of the gift will not be disclosed. Should you have any questions, please contact Tlisa Northcutt, Director of Development at 907.786.1211 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to make a gift in memory or honor of someone special.
A long-term investment, the student-athlete scholarship endowment represents a fiscally prudent way for the community to continue to show its support for the University and to assist its athletes in achieving excellence throughout the entire athletic program. Seawolf Legacy is managed by the UA Foundation, who over the long term has been able to realize more than a 10% return on the investment of endowed funds.
The most flexible of all gifts to UAA Athletics, these funds support the operational needs of the athletic department at the discretion of the athletic director.
Ways to Make A Gift
There are a number of ways to contribute to Seawolf Athletics at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
- Cash Donations
- Matching Gifts
- Stocks and Bonds
- Planned Giving
- Life Insurance
- Retirement Savings
- Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of cash are available for immediate use and are usually fully deductible for donors who itemize deductions. This means your actual out of pocket expense is less because of the allowable tax deduction. Checks should be made payable to UAA Athletics. Payments are also accepted through all major credit cards and can be done online.
Many businesses match the personal gifts to educational institutions made by their employees, board members, retirees and their family members. Check any organizations with which you and/or family members are affiliated to determine whether your gift may be matched - effectively doubling the power of your personal giving.
Stocks and Bonds
Gifts of appreciated mutual funds, stocks and certain bonds may enable donors to contribute a larger gift at less cost. Transferring gifts of securities, stocks and bonds to the Foundation is easy and can provide significant tax benefits through income tax deduction as well as elimination of capital gains taxes. Instruct your broker to contact us to ensure that the crediting of your gift is handled effectively and efficiently.
Pledges provide a longer-term commitment over a designated period of time based upon an agreed upon schedule. Pledges cannot be claimed as a tax deduction until the gift is actually made.
Planned Giving enables you to make significant contributions that might not be possible during your lifetime. You may include the University of Alaska Foundation in your will by leaving a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount or by naming the Foundation as residual beneficiary of your estate. Consult your attorney or other estate planning professional to ensure proper execution of your planned gift. Communication with the Director of Development, Tlisa Northcutt 907.786.1211 ensures that we administer your gift consistently with your wishes.
A gift of a life insurance policy provides a wonderful legacy to UAA. Transfer actual ownership of a policy, perhaps one that is no longer needed for its original purpose, or buy a new policy for the department's benefit. Consult with your insurance professional to learn of the types of insurance gifts you can make.
You may name the University of Alaska Foundation as beneficiary of a portion of your retirement savings. Please contact your investment advisor for further details.
Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of appreciated real estate can provide a charitable tax deduction and elimination of capital gains tax. The Foundation liquidates gifts of real estate immediately. Contact our Director of Development if you are considering this method of giving. You should also consult your tax advisor.
For more information please contact:
Tlisa Northcutt, Director of Development