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Once again, thank you, alumni and friends, for your interest in and support of our educational mission. So we can continue to offer contemporary and innovative learning and research opportunities we encourage you to consider the department in your annual giving plans. Listed below are funds to which gifts may be designated. Please consider making a gift to the new Shideler Hall Renovation Fund.

Shideler Hall Renovation Fund

Help create state-of the-art teaching facilities, research labs, and museum exhibition space in the newly renovated Shideler Hall.

Baldwin Frontiers in Geology Distinguished Lectureship*

Annual distribution supports public lecture and associated activities by a distinguished earth science scholar.

Bever/Scotford Lab Research Fund*

Annual distribution supports student in-house and off-campus laboratory research.

James E. Bever Third Century Fund*

Annual distribution used to support the most pressing needs of the department.

Jack M. Brownstein Scholarship

Annual scholarship for a student attending the Geology Field Station.

Karl E. Limper Geology Museum Fund*

Annual distribution supports museum infrastructure & activities.

Wayne D. Martin Field Fund*

Annual distribution used to support student field learning and research.

David L. Morrow Geology Field Study Fund

Scholarship fund for students attending Geology Field Station.

William H. Shideler Memorial Geology Fund*

Annual distribution used to support and enhance the academic missions of the department.

Geology Field Station Fund

Fund supports operation of the Geology Field Station.

Geology Graduate Student Professional Travel Fund

Fund supports graduate student travel to professional meetings.

Petroleum Geology Research Fund

Fund supports student field-based research/studies related to petroleum geology globally

Questions on these or other giving opportunities should be directed to Elisabeth Widom ( or Evan Lichtenstein, Senior Director of Development for the College of Arts and Science (