Alumni Giving

The School of Earth Sciences tremendously appreciates your kind generosity in supporting the fantastic efforts of our School in making a difference in this great world we share. Donations to the following funds will greatly beneft both present and future research and activites within our School:

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Geology Department Support Fund (302040) - Provides the Director with discretion to fund small but urgent academic and research priorities as well as the ability to host important community building events within Earth Sciences.

Kresge Endowment Fund for Computer Visualization Laboratory in Geological Sciences (603820) - Established in 1995 with a grant from the Kresge Foundation and gifts from the Shell Oil Company and alumni. Income is used solely for the purchase of new and replacement equipment for the Kresge-Shell Computer Laboratory in the School of Earth Sciences.

Friends of Orton Hall (642307) - The Friends of Orton Hall gifts are distributed to students in support of degree research work. The Chairperson, on the recommendation of a faculty committee, authorizes distributions from this holding account to graduate and undergraduate students for assistance in thesis and dissertation expenses, travel expenses to meetings, etc.

School of Earth Sciences Field Experience Travel Fund (641882) - Established September 18, 2009 with a gift from Mike and Cynthia Morgan; used to support Field Camp for students in the School of Earth Sciences.

Orton Museum Support Fund (308759) - This fund is used to support the Orton Geological Museum. Gifts are used to purchase specimens, displays, and equipment for the museum.

The C. H. Summerson Endowment Fund (605519) - Established in 1989 by Alumni of the School of Earth Sciences; income is used to purchase special items, rare books, back issues of journals, and other books, maps and materials for the Orton Memorial Library.

Edmund M. Spieker Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund (606869) - Established in 1979 by gifts in honor of Edmund M. Spieker, former Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Geology; income is used to provide one or more scholarships in field geology.