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Giving to Geography & GIS

Your donations and contributions to our variety of funds help our department achieve its goals: top-rated undergraduate and graduate education; granting prestigious student awards and scholarships; recruiting outstanding scholars; hosting seminars and conferences; and helping our faculty conduct world-class research and educational activities.

Please contact our Department Head Prof. Shaowen Wang ( if you have questions or would like to return to campus and visit our department in the beautifully renovated Natural History Building.

To make a gift, select the amount for the fund(s) you wish to support, then click the “Continue” button below. You will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure online giving site for your personal and credit card information. To clear all inputs and selections click "Start over."

LAS Annual Fund for Geography & GIS

Contributions to this fund support all of the goals listed above, and help us excel as one of the nation's top-rated geography programs.

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Geography Graduate Fellowship and Scholarship Fund

This fund provides much-needed financial support to our graduate students working toward advanced degrees.

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Charles S. Alexander Geography Graduate Student Support Fund

This fund was created in 2020 to honor Dr. Alexander’s legacy of mentorship and generosity, providing support to geography graduate students working toward advanced degrees and careers in the discipline.

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Joseph and Marion Russell Fellowship Fund

Created in 1989 to honor the contributions of the Russells to the department over four decades. Professor Joseph Russell was the first Head of the newly-established Department of Geography in 1945.

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Donald L Johnson Field Research Fund

The Donald L. Johnson Field Research Fund was established to provide resources for graduate students to conduct field research in physical geography.

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NHB Renovation Fund

The Natural History Building Renovation Fund was established so that you may contribute to the completion of our state-of-the-art teaching and research facility.

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