A Diversity of Giving

A message from our Chair, Jed Sparks

A portrait of Dr. Jed Sparks

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology! Please explore our website for details and stories about EEB's exciting and innovative academic and research programs. The generosity of EEB friends and alumni like you provides our students with the funds essential for global and local field study and research.

From Florida to Patagonia, from Africa to Maine, and back again to the watersheds and forests of Central New York. Field experiences take undergraduates out of the classroom to have life-changing encounters with nature and provide them a pathway to field research and personal discovery. With ideas spawned in coursework, immersion in the field helps equip our students with the ability to synthesize research questions and provide answers that benefit both our curiosity and solve problems important to society.

Departmental funding coupled with donations jumpstart our graduate student research projects allowing exploration of a variety of organisms in an array of habitats around the world.

Your Support Can Make a Difference

Cornell is a global leader in sustainability and climate change research, teaching, and engagement. Our campuses are living laboratories for developing, testing, and implementing solutions that address these most challenging issues. Please consider supporting the University's commitment to the environment by making a contribution to EEB. Every gift to Cornell matters -- here's your chance to be part of something big!

The following list of giving options (below and upper right) represent a cross-section of opportunities available to our supporters; links will take you directly to Cornell's secure, online giving system--thank you!

  • Support Graduate Student Research: Funds used to support or sponsor graduate student research projects; graduate student research support can be made with designations “In Honor Of” the following: Harrison, Provine, Rabinowitz, Root, and Whitaker Funds, along with other named giving opportunities in honor of our faculty.
  • Support Undergraduate and Graduate Field Research Experiences: Funds used in support of graduate student fellowships or graduate student led mentoring of undergraduate students in field research learning experiences.
  • Root-Marks Fund for Field Teaching: In 2018, EEB celebrated its commitment to field teaching; funds were used in support of the “Florida field course" and other EEB graduate student programs. Learn more...
  • General, Unrestricted Ways to Support EEB: Funds used in support of furthering academic and research initiatives critical to the department’s mission.

Please feel free to contact me via email or our admin team located in Corson Hall; we'll be happy to discuss giving options, and the diversity of programs they support.