Giving

Empower MSUThe College of Agriculture and Natural Resources seeks to raise $225 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds. Read more about the Empower Extraordinary campaign and how you can give.

Donate to the Entomology general fund

Donating to your department of entomology is easy! Visit MSU‘s donation website to contribute to Entomology’s operations and activities. Contributing to this general fund gives us flexibility to use funds as needed. You may also select a specific named fund if you wish. Below are some of the named funds that support Entomology’s activities. Thanks very much for supporting your department of entomology! 

Donate to a specific named fund

MSU Department of Entomology has funds and endowments designed to provide greater graduate study and outreach opportunities for our students and community. Simply click on the fund of your choice from the list below to donate. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read descriptions of some of the funds. To mail a donation, see the instructions at the bottom of this webpage.

More about these funds

  • Bug House operations and activities.
  • Department of Entomology Endowment. Long-term financial support from interest on invested funds for the Department, Bug House, scholarships, and the AJ Cook Arthropod Research Collection.
  • Entomology Scholarship Fund for the department’s undergraduate and graduate students as well as for the Insect World Science Camp held in July each year for youth.
  • Enviro-weather service. Enviro-weather links MSU’s weather data with tools for decision-making. The web-based tools help farmers, landscapers and gardeners with decisions such as: the potential for plant disease or insect pest occurrence; whether frost damage is likely; and best time to plant, spray, irrigate, or harvest. Our weather data also helps with natural resource management such as determining potential for forest fires.
  • Gene Thompson Memorial Fund. Thompson was a former acting director of the Plant Industry Division at the Michigan Department of Agriculture. This fund was established in his honor to purchase Cornell drawers and cabinets for the AJ Cook Arthropod Research Collection. During his lifetime, Gene’s special interest was noctuidae in Michigan. He greatly appreciated the excellent reference collection that the AJ Cook Collection provided. Each drawer purchased bears a plate with the following inscription: In memory of Gene Thompson, Gift of [name of donor].
  • Merritt Endowed Fellowship in Entomology. This endowment provides fellowships for graduate students in Aquatic Entomology.
  • Ray and Bernice Hutson Scholarship Fund. This Endowment supports graduate and undergraduate student travel to professional meetings, student research grant programs, student facilities, computers and other necessities.
  • Scriber Scholars in Butterfly Biology and Conservation. An endowment providing scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students involved in basic butterfly/moth research and outreach activities. Also may be used to assist with travel for these purposes.

How to mail a donation

Gifts may also be mailed to:
University Development
Michigan State University
300 Spartan Way
East Lansing, MI 48824-1005

Please make your check payable to “Michigan State University” and be sure to include the name of the fund you wish to support on the memo line of your check. Thank you for helping us help others!