Make a Gift

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. In recent years, our department has had financial challenges that include state budget cuts, sequestration and historically low NIH paylines that have made it ever more difficult to meet the demands of our department. Despite these challenges, we are working hard to maintain and improve our programs. This means identifying additional support for our seminar programs, scientific research forums, student and postdoctoral stipends and named endowed professorships. Your support will help us spread our grant dollars further and continue to improve our educational and research programs. You can learn more about different types of gifts and ways to give here. Importantly, your gifts will impact our success and we invite you to partner with us!

Below are a list of current opportunities to support in the Department, but if you are interested in giving for a specific purpose such as a named student or postdoctoral fellow stipend, named professorship, or supporting an event, please learn more here or contact our Development Office.


Donate Now to Support:

Arrel Toews Excellence in Research and Teaching Professorship (#305506). This fund provides flexibility to recruit or retain a distinguished faculty scholar in the biochemical and biophysical sciences. The fund is named after emeritus faculty member of the Department, Dr. Arrel Toews who served the University from 1976-2014. Our goal is to raise enough support for state matching funds (see the levels on the sidebar). Make an online donation to this fund here

Department Chair’s Discretionary Fund (#343655). This fund provides valuable support for our Department, permitting flexible, timely, and effective responses to the challenges of maintaining our teaching and research environment. It directly supports many important initiatives such as our seminar programs, yearly retreat, and more and has a wide-ranging impact on our faculty, trainees, staff, and greater community. Gifts of any amount are welcome.   Make an online donation to this fund here

Biochemistry & Biophysics Distinguished Lectureships (#343654). This fund supports special lectureships to bring well-known figures in the basic sciences to campus to discuss biochemical topics of current interest in language understandable to laymen.  Make an online donation to this fund here

Biochemistry & Biophysics Graduate Student Educational Fund (#343809). Funds will be used but not limited to providing funding for educational expenses for Biochemistry & Biophysics graduate students, such as: stipend, travel to meetings, recruitment expenses, or graduate student sponsored seminars. Make an online donation to this fund here

George K. Summer Biochemistry Fund (#343650). This fund supports medical and graduate training and research in biochemical genetics. Make an online donation to this fund here


You may also make your donation (cash, check, card) by mail or in person by contacting our Development Office.