Alaska Pacific University celebrated its first Giving Day on October 13th–the first-day classes were held in Grant Hall. During this day, we ask APU’s community of alumni, friends, family, staff, and faculty to show support for APU’s experimental and hands-on learning that has developed in the 62 years since its founding. This year APU was able to fundraise more than $17,500 between four different opportunities, as listed below:
Annual Fund: Giving to the Annual Fund is to give to the areas of greatest need. Whether it’s greater merit or need-based scholarships to help students, current faculty needs, or capital improvements across campus, giving to the Annual Fund helps APU meet our current needs and improve the student experience.
Nordic Ski Center: By supporting APU Nordic Ski Center, you are supporting the development of world-class skiers and community-based athletic programs and education for all ages. From helping rebuild the Thomas Training Center on Eagle Glacier or supporting our University Elite Team for the upcoming race season.
Gould Opportunity Fund: Named in honor of the university founder, Dr. Peter Gordon Gould, the Gould Opportunity Fund is an endowment at the APU Foundation that helps APU fulfill Dr. Gould’s vision by ensuring that regardless of a student’s financial situation or background, they have a future at APU and in Alaska.
Kellogg Campus and the Toni Lyn Sasek Endowed Fund: The Kellogg Campus of APU is Alaska’s intersection between education and sustainability. Support for the Toni Lyn Sasek Endowment Fund helps APU fund the programs on our Palmer campus like the Kellogg FIELD School, a home school supplementary program, our Spring Creek Farm, which serves the community through weekly CSA shares in the summer months, and our outdoor and environmental education graduate program.
APU would like to thank everyone that showed support for APU and its programs. And let’s celebrate APU for another 62 years!