Giving Opportunities

Creating A Stronger Future

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences aspires to become the “go-to place” for forestry, wildlife sciences, and natural resources programs in the U.S. Southeast and beyond.

Alumni and friends enable the School to achieve its vision through their philanthropic support of these initiatives:

Developing a Sound Student Body

Establishing Scholarships and Program Support for New Majors

  • Geospatial and Environmental Informatics
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainable Biomaterials & Packaging
  • Wildlife Enterprise Management
Establishing Graduate Support and Fellowships

  • Graduate Fellowships
  • Partial Tuition Fellowships
  • Annual Fellowships
  • Graduate Assistantships
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Maintaining Exceptional Faculty

  • Establishing Presidential Chairs
  • Initiating Eminent Scholar Chairs
  • Creating Endowed Professorships
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Fostering Student Experiential Learning

  • Supporting the Forest, Environment, and Wildlife Leadership (FEWL) Academy Endowment
  • Providing Operational Support for Student Club and Organizations
  • Establishing Undergraduate Research Assistantships
  • Providing Travel Funds for Conference and Study Abroad
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Building Capacities and Resiliency

  • Naming the Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building
  • Supporting the Emmett F. Thompson Deanship Endowment
  • Establishing Planned Gifts
  • Providing Unrestricted Gifts
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Strategic
Goals

  • Promote leading programs in natural resources education
  • Recruit, mentor, retain and support outstanding faculty members
  • Establish competitive graduate programs
  • Engage in innovative research to improve quality of life and economic competitiveness
  • Increase industry engagement and support

SFWS By The Numbers

80
increase in research contracts and grants since 2016
22
increase in faculty since 2016
9
faculty supported by endowed professorships
130,000
citizens annually benefit from Outreach and Extension programs
270,000
financial and merit support awarded to students
43
increase in undergraduate enrollment since 2016
87
increase in graduate enrollment since 2016
22
increase in student contact hours since 2016

To give to any of these important efforts in the form of cash, securities, real estate or to discuss in detail any gift you are considering, or for information on how to include the school in your estate planning, please contact our Office of Development at sfwsdev@auburn.edu or (334) 844-2791.

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