The Gift of Preservation

Your donation enhances a valuable library of biodiversity.


A gift to the Natural History Collections will help preserve and enhance this valuable library of biodiversity. Gifts are used to support undergraduate and graduate students who perform research and help curate the Collection providing a key component of student education and enhancing the Collection’s value. Gifts also provide materials for maintaining and adding to the collections.

A gift to one of the endowment funds (Jane Hallenbeck Bemis, David J. Klingener, Herbarium and Living Plant Collection) increases the principle invested, which increases the yearly distribution supporting the collections. Your gift continues to grow!

A gift to the Natural History Collection Gift Fund provides funds for unrestricted current use, which helps with immediate needs for student support, repairs, growing our plant collection, and collection supplies. Your gift goes to work instantly.