Center for Climatic Research

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The Center for Climatic Research (CCR) advances understanding of the climate system through interdisciplinary investigations of past, present, and future climates and the application of this knowledge for societally relevant purposes.

Gifts to CCR play a crucial role in enhancing the breadth and quality of our research and educational programs. We have identified two targeted giving opportunities to support the mission of CCR: one is directed toward advancing CCR’s legacy of climate science excellence and the other is directed toward supporting student research.

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John Kutzbach Climate Research Fund – 112905640

This fund provides general, discretionary support to the Center for Climatic Research. Gifts may be used to enhance or expand the center’s teaching, research, and public service roles or to help the center pursue new opportunities and address strategic priorities, including the top-tier research of CCR scientists. Gifts may also be used to support faculty, staff, and student recruitment, retention, and morale.

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Reid Bryson Climate Scholarship Fund – 132907009

This scholarship is awarded annually to exemplary graduate and undergraduate students whose research continues the tradition of innovative and interdisciplinary research conducted and encouraged by Professor Reid Bryson, the founder of the Center for Climatic Research.

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Gifts in any amount are needed and appreciated!

Nelson Institute Leadership Circle

Donors who make cumulative gifts of $1,000 or more (to any combination of Nelson Institute funds) in a calendar year will automatically become members of the Nelson Institute Leadership Circle.

Giving By Check

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

University of Wisconsin Foundation
US Bank Lockbox, Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Please include the fund name and number in the memo field on your check. In addition, we ask that you please print and include this form (pdf) with your check.

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.

Questions About Making a Gift?

General questions and/or inquiries related to estate gifts and/or gifts of stock and securities should be directed to Dan Fallon, the Nelson Institute’s senior director of development.

Dan Fallon
Senior Director of Development
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

Questions about the Center for Climatic Research should be directed to Michael Notaro.

Michael Notaro
Center for Climatic Research