Freshwater is essential for life, and by making a financial gift, you become essential to our research, education, and outreach that is leading the way with cutting-edge freshwater research and academic programs.

Support us with a donation

For more ways to give, including bequests, partnerships and more, contact:
Eric Leaf, Assistant Dean for Advancement, at leafe@uwm.edu or (414) 382-1769

You decide what your donation supports

Natural Resource Technology donated $25,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for Freshwater Science students, helping to create a talent pipeline to their company.

Freshwater faculty and staff support Great Lakes research through monthly contributions to the School’s research fleet.

Kikkoman Foods, Inc. made a $1 million contribution to establish the Healthy Waters research labs in the School’s new research facility.

Pete and Lucia Petrie support students at the School through an annual $1,000 contribution to the Freshwater Student Fund.

Friend of Water, Barbara Michaels, gives $50 annually to the School and its highest research and academic priorities through the Friends of Water Fund.

Friends of Water Fund
Support our highest research and academic priorities.

Friends of Water understand that strong science leads to good policy, and only by understanding our water resources can we hope to develop sustainable practices to protect and manage them. Support our freshwater future and the highest research and academic priorities of the School of Freshwater Sciences by directing your gift to the Friends of Water Fund. Most undesignated gifts will be directed to this Fund.

Donate to the Friends of Water Fund

Fleet & Facilities Fund
Help us maintain, operate, and make improvements to our fleet and facilities.

From the R/V Neeskay to the amphibious robot LMAR, the School of Freshwater Sciences maintains a significant fleet of research vessels and underwater sampling equipment that operate on the Great Lakes and around the world. In addition, some of the world’s best water research is conducted in our research facility on Milwaukee’s harbor.  Help us maintain, operate, and make improvements to the research fleet and laboratory facilities that are making waves in the world of water by designating your gift to the Fleet and Facilities Fund.

Donate to the Fleet & Facilities Fund

Student Fund
Support scholarships, academic programming, travel opportunities and more.

We are educating the world’s water experts of tomorrow. Help them get a good start today by designating your gift to the Freshwater Sciences Student Fund. Your gift will support scholarships, academic programming, travel opportunities for students, and student research programs that will help us produce the water researchers, resources manager, and policy makers the world needs today and tomorrow.

Donate to the Student Fund

 

Help support our freshwater future with a donation today

When making your donation, select Freshwater Sciences as the Gift Designation and, optionally, designate a specific fund or purpose in the Additional Designation Instructions section.