Private gifts and grants have an enormous impact on the lives of our students, faculty and programs.  We thank every one of our supporters, be they individuals, corporations, private foundations, organizations or community partners. You help ensure that the College of the Environment and all of its exceptional schools, departments, centers, programs and people, remain and grow as national and global leaders in education, research and outreach across a broad array of environmental fields. For more information on ways to make a gift, or programs you can support, please contact Marilyn Montgomery, Associate Dean for Advancement, at 206-221-0906 or

The end of the calendar year is always a busy time in the Advancement office  – which we are grateful for, as it reflects the wonderful generosity of our many donors who wish to make their charitable contributions before year’s end. In December alone, the College of the Environment received gifts from 749 distinct donors, including alumni, friends, faculty, staff, corporations, foundations, and other organizations.  Our donors support a wide array of priorities, and December giving went to 184 funds in the College – including scholarships, fellowships, faculty research, program support, and funds that can be used at the discretion of the Dean or unit heads. In all, gifts and private grants in December totaled over $1.4 million, including contributions from the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation in support of Oceanography and Arctic research; the Walton Family Foundation in support of the Alaska Salmon Program Fund; and Weyerhaeuser Company in support of the Stand Management Coop. We thank all of our donors for their generous support of our students, research, and programs in the College of the Environment.

There are many opportunities to help support the College of the Environment. If you would like to help, please consider supporting the College through the fund of your choice, or through some of our highlighted funds:

Geology Undergraduate Field Support Fund: provides immediate financial support for transformational student field experiences
Washington Sea Grant Development Fund: provides support for Orca Bowl and other needs in the Washington Sea Grant program
Director’s Fund for Excellence in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences: support the School’s commitment to excellence, and supports innovative teaching, collaborative research, and other emerging needs