Center for Ecology and the Environment

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies added a new research center during the 2020-21 academic year: the Center for Ecology and the Environment.

This center formalizes the work of Wisconsin Ecology, which has operated as an informal network and campus home for ecology for more than 20 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Within this new research center, the 23 different ecology-related academic units on campus will have unique opportunities for collaboration, research, education, and outreach.

Learn more about the Center for Ecology and Environment

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Center for Ecology and the Environment Fund – 112900319

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

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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 Ecology and the Environment should be directed to Benjamin Zuckerberg.

Professor Benjamin Zuckerberg
Center for Ecology and the Environment