SW: Jeff and Susan Cook

Former leadership continues to support UA

Jeff and Susan Cook

Jeff and Susan Cook

Past University of Alaska Regent and past member of the UA Foundation Board of Trustees Jeff Cook and his wife Susan have been loyal donors to the University since before there was a Foundation (1974).

“We started supporting the University because, as members of the Fairbanks community we saw how much the University strengthened and connected with, all the businesses in town.  During my time in real estate, working for Flint Hills, and on the Board of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Foundation I saw first-hand what a great recruiting tool the University is – allowing us to attract high quality employees to live and work in Fairbanks. From the University’s programs for High School students, through its technical programs in Petroleum Technology and Nursing to the OSHER Lifelong learning program for older students, the Georgeson Botanical Garden, and KUAC, the University is deeply connected to the people of our community. We just figured that if you have that kind of valuable asset in your city, contributing so much to the quality of life here, you better support it.

“We continue our support each year because we believe philanthropy makes a big difference to the future of the institution- and by extension, to the future of Fairbanks.”