The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ success is fueled by the immense generosity of its alumni, parents, and friends who continue to offer extraordinary support toward the work of our faculty and students. As we enter into the final year of the Because This Is Auburn – A Campaign for Auburn University, the school has exceeded its unprecedented goal of $19.8 million by 23 percent. Philanthropic partners are helping to support the SFWS’ vision to become nationally and internationally recognized as a premier institution through our leadership in teaching, research, and outreach.
Since the beginning of the campaign, the SFWS has established 27 additional scholarships and fellowships, five professorships, and 11 funds for excellence, among countless gifts to support various programs, research, and initiatives. These funds have allowed the school to establish multiple scholarships, fellowships, professorships, and funds for excellence, as well as to build the Dixon Learning Center at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, make multiple improvements to the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, purchase much needed equipment such as a portable sawmill, and enhance outreach activities and student opportunities. In the final leg of the campaign, the SFWS will continue to strive to exceed the goals set in the areas of faculty support and facilities.