Opportunities to Contribute to Your Department

Geology, earth science education, and environmental sciences remain strong due in part to the generosity of our alums. Donations to geology specific funds are used to enrich our programs, bring fresh voices and perspectives to our department through our speaker series, provide support for important student-faculty research collaborations, and to recognize our top students. Financial support by alumni at any level makes a statement and is appreciated.

Geology Founders Fund: The Founders Fund supports the annual awards given to our top students: W. Maxwell Hawkins Award for the Outstanding Senior, the W. Graham Heaslip Award for the Outstanding Junior, and the new John L. Fauth Award for the Outstanding Sophomore.

Geology Department Fund: This is the Geology Department’s general fund. These monies are used to sponsor the geoscience seminar and lecture series, provide travel support for students and faculty on field trips and at conferences, and to help purchase equipment and supplies for use in student-faculty research.

Donations to any of the above funds can be made online or by mail. Please make your check payable to: Cortland College Foundation and indicate on check the name of the fund you wish to contribute to. Mail to: Cortland College Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045. You can also make an online donation at: cortland.edu/giving and click the Give Now option on the right side of the page.