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Gift Giving

Show your SUPPORT

We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Department of Economics needs your support.

Alumni and Friends Make a Difference

Every year, the Economics Department benefits from the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends. Your support helps to ensure academic excellence and an environment that attracts and rewards exceptional students and outstanding faculty.

Gifts from alumni and friends of the Economics Department provide vital support for learning and research, program innovation, and new initiatives. Every gift is important and makes a difference in the Department’s ability to provide unique opportunities for students and faculty. 


We especially need:

  • Donations to our Economics Strategic Fund. These provide financial resources for unexpected needs and challenges, such as seed funding for faculty research projects, computer lab expenses, and conferences. Gifts to this fund enable the department to be timely and versatile in responding to needs.
  • Join us in honoring Professor Jim Adams who has taught here for 50 years by donating to  the Jim Adams Undergraduate Excellence Fund. Click here for more information or Donate using below.


Other priorities:

  • Name a Career Development Professorship—Enable Economics to “grow its own stars” by endowing professorships for recently tenured scholars. Reach out to the department at to do this.
  • Name an Endowed Professorship—This will attract, retain, and recognize superb faculty, the key determinant of academic leadership. Reach out to the department at to do this.
  • Support or name a seminar series. Department-hosted seminars expose students to the world’s leading economists and promote intellectual exchange at the faculty level. Reach out to the department at to do this.