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Support ER

Nelson Institute Environment and Resources Fund

This fund provides discretionary support to the Nelson Institute's Environment and Resources Program. Gifts may be used to enhance or expand ER's teaching, research, and public service roles; to help pursue new opportunities; or to address strategic priorities, including faculty/staff/student recruitment, retention, and morale.

The Environment and Resources Graduate Program provides the ultimate in flexibility to create a customized, interdisciplinary graduate student experience tailored to a student’s individual interests. This traditional (thesis-required) research-based degree program prepares students to become professionals with a solid knowledge of the environment and equips them with tools that allow them to contribute creative solutions to environmental problems.

Gifts to E&R play a crucial role in enhancing the breadth and quality of our research and educational programs.

Gifts in any amount are needed and appreciated!

Giving by Check

Checks should be made payable to UW Foundation – Nelson Institute and mailed to:

Gift Processing – ER
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Room 122 Science Hall
550 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Many employers match personal donations with an equal or greater contribution. In some cases, companies will match the gifts of retired employees. Please consider checking with your human resources department to find out if your company offers a matching gift program.

Inquiries related to estate gifts and/or gifts of stock & securities should be directed to or (608) 262-9864.

Questions about supporting ER?

Sara Hotchkiss CONTACT:
Sara Hotchkiss, Environment and Resources Program Chair
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