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Department of Geography, Environment and Society
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Make a Gift to the Department of Geography, Environment and Society

Make a gift to the Department of Geography, Environment and Society online through the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Shannon Wolkerstorfer

For information on ways to give, contact:

Shannon Wolkerstorfer
CLA External Relations
220 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

E-mail: swolkers@umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-5064

For other giving options, visit the
U of M Foundation.

You Make Us Great

John Borchert. Fred Lukermann. John Adams. Pioneers in the field of geography. Mentors to hundreds of students. They helped make the Department of Geography, Environment and Society among the top ranked in the country.

Your tax-deductible contribution provides our students with encouragement and financial support. It gives our faculty the resources to increase our knowledge of geography. It helps to maintain a distinguished reputation for the department.

What Your Gift Can Do

Your generous support for the Department of Geography, Environment and Society is more critical than ever. It helps us attract and retain the very best scholars and students despite decreasing funding from the state.

Your contribution allows us to ensure:

A distinguished faculty

Creating endowed chairs and professorships and supporting interdisciplinary centers and programs of research will help us recruit and retain outstanding faculty.  

Excellence and competitiveness of our graduate program

Faculty choose institutions that attract the best graduate students. We need to ensure the excellence and competitiveness of our graduate programs so that we may compete for the best faculty and brightest students. 

A diverse and engaged undergraduate student body

Although we are attracting better students than even before, too many outstanding students choose other institutions. The deciding factor is often finances. Merit and need-based scholarships are absolutely essential.

To remain competitive, we need your support for graduate student fellowships and faculty research funds. Your gift can help support the next John Borchert, Fred Lukermann, or John Adams.

Choose a Fund

To remain competitive, we need your support for graduate student fellowships and faculty research funds. We have several funds that may interest you.

  • The Ralph Brown Fund supports and encourages graduate and undergraduate research and study.
  • The Geography Alumni, Faculty, and Friends Fellowship Fund is an endowed graduate research fund designed to recruit exceptional candidates seeking a Ph.D. in geography.
  • The John R. Borchert Map Library Fund will strengthen the department’s support of the map library and will strengthen the map library's support of geographic research and education.
  • The John Adams Scholarship is an endowed undergraduate scholarship awarded to geography majors at the intersection of merit and need.

Make a Gift

You can make a gift to the Department of Geography, Environment and Society online through the University of Minnesota Foundation.