Photo: students and marine lifeIn this season of thanks, we are especially grateful to College of the Environment alumni and supporters! Individuals, private foundations, and corporations have donated more than $9.2 million in the first four months of the 2016 fiscal year! This support enables us to provide scholarships to those in need, recruit talented and dedicated faculty, undertake substantial research endeavors, and launch new programs.

Just a few examples of your generous support include: A second grant of nearly $2 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to extend our highly successfully and nationally renowned Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, $900,000 from an anonymous individual donor to advance our world-class climate science research especially as it relates to food security, and dozens of unrestricted gifts to the Dean’s Environmental Leadership Fund.

If you wish to make your first gift or expand your existing giving, please browse the list of funds to identify the programs and projects you’re most interested in. You can access our funds via the UW Foundation website, or by giving to one of our highlighted funds below:

  • Friends of Atmospheric Sciences Fund
    Provides the department chair with unrestricted support targeted for high priority opportunities advancing faculty research and student learning.
  • College of the Environment Scholarship Fund
    Provides scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students in the College of the Environment on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need.
  • Natural Hazards Impact Fund
    Supports ongoing and research and fieldwork, as well as the creation and delivery of important information to the public concerning catastrophic natural disasters that pose significant economic, health, and other threats to human and environmental well-being.

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