Alumni and Giving

Your support helps us Think and Do the Extraordinary.

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Give to the General Fund

Your support makes a difference.

Thanks to your support, the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology continues to grow, solving grand challenges that affect us all.

Your gifts have an important impact on our department. Your donation will help support students, create professional development opportunities, and expand research and outreach efforts.

There are plenty of ways to give to the department, and no gift is ever too small.


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Microbiology Endowments

Give to a Microbiology Specific fund

Your support makes a difference.

Microbiology is both a traditional interdisciplinary field and at the cutting edge of agriculture, biotechnology and health sciences. Gifts have a direct impact on MGP students by supporting the best qualified and providing educational experiences in preparation for an ever-changing technological future.

A few of the endowments that benefit microbiology:

  • Dobrogosz/BioGaia Graduate Fund for Excellence
  • Leo W. Parks Distinguished Microbiology Lectureship

Contact Us

For more information on ways to give to the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, contact:

Chris Wessel, Director of Academic and Departmental Fundraising
Phone: 919-515-7678