Thank you for your support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Entomology Department. Your generous contribution will help maintain and strengthen current programs and allow us to explore and develop new opportunities for students. The UW Foundation accepts donations for the the Entomology Department in three areas: Chair’s Opportunity Fund, Seminar Series Fund and Undergraduate Research Opportunity Fund. Please see the tabs below for descriptions.
Donations to the Department of Entomology can be made in two ways
The Department of Entomology Chair’s Opportunity Fund was established to support various department activities and programs that:
Reinforce a sense of belonging and community to a cohesive department culture among faculty, staff, students and alumni
Facilitate conference attendance where the presentation is important to department climate
Provide for faculty, academic and classified staff, and student opportunities and recognition
Provide for receptions and entertainment costs associated with meals and refreshments related to retirements, welcome ceremonies, and other occasions that the Chair considers to be a team or morale building opportunity or that allow the department to function as a productive community
Programs and events may be held on or off campus. The department chair has spending authority for this fund.
This fund provides support for the Department of Entomology seminar series. The weekly seminar program brings in local, regional and national speakers to address current issues in entomology. The seminars are attended by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from Entomology and numerous other UW departments, and are considered a vital component of the research, education and outreach mission of the Department. The activities supported by this fund shall be determined by the Department Chairman, in consultation with the Seminar Committee.
Income from the fund will support research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students to work in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Entomology. The Department Chair or Academic Affairs Committee Chair will be the spending authority for this fund.
For additional information on planned gifts or to make other contributions to the Entomology Department, please contact: