Giving Opportunities

Giving to Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology

Private giving supports and strengthens the Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology’s world-renowned teaching, research and outreach programs. Gifts for general or unrestricted uses are highly valuable because they give us flexibility to respond to areas of need. Donors also may choose to support any purpose or program in the department with gifts for current use or for endowments. Current-use gifts provide the immediate ability to strengthen programs, while endowments are intended to provide a base for long-term support. Only the income generated by the endowment is used for direct program support.

Examples of popular gift designations include undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, faculty research support, special outreach programs and teaching and research facilities.

Gift Designations

1. Unrestricted—a current use gift that the department chair may designate to the area of highest need (gifts at all levels).

2. Designated Research Areas—to support specific areas of research within the department.

More information about giving can be found at: or you may contact the department directly: Nann Fangue at