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Give to geology@ucdavis

Dear Geology Friends,

Your charitable, tax-deductible gift to the UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences department is greatly needed and appreciated. Your donation will be used to support the highest priority projects in the department: our undergraduate and graduate geology students, departmental programs and facilities. Thank you for your consideration.

GeoAggies rock! 

        - geology@ucdavis

There are two ways to donate:
  1. Donate online by visiting the UC Davis secure giving site

  2. Download a printable donation form

The following are just a few of the programs your generous gift to geology@ucdavis can help support. If you'd like to give to a particular fund, please be sure to note your preference with your donation. Unspecified donations to the Earth and Planetary Sciences department will be used at our discretion to support our high priority projects. For more information, please contact Jamie Brannan at (530) 752-3668 or

  • Louise Kellogg Memorial Fund. Make a gift in support of first generation students studying Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis. This support represents one of the many passions of Distinguished Professor Louise H. Kellogg.

  • Cordell Durrell Field Geology Fund. The Durrell Fund supports student research projects in both the laboratory and the field. Cord Durrell oversaw the planned growth of the Geology (now Earth and Planetary Sciences) department from a small department into a first-rank research and teaching group. Professionally Durrell was known principally as an outstanding and dedicated educator and as an expert in Sierra Nevada geology. As an educator he inspired hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students at both UCLA and UC Davis, many of whom have gone on to distinguished geological careers in industry, government service, as well as in academia.

  • Eldridge and Judith Moores Field Geology Fund. Predicated on the notion that geology students need to “stand on the outcrop,” The Eldridge and Judy Moores Field Geology Fund supports students at both the undergraduate and the graduate level participating in independent and department-sponsored field excursions in California and beyond.

  • Eldridge Moores Distinguished Visiting Scholars Fund in the Geosciences. The Moores Distinguished Speakers Series helps bring prominent Earth Scientists to UC Davis. They spend a week-in-residence at UC Davis, during which time they give a series of seminars in the Moores Conference Room, as well as interact informally with geology students and faculty.

  • A Big Idea: World Water Initiative

    Applying California’s drought solutions to global water issues.

    From drought to floods, from safe drinking water to wastewater, from agricultural production to ecosystem restoration, UC Davis is a leader in water-related education, research and outreach.

    UC Davis' World Water Initiative will promote California’s water solutions locally and globally. It will bring the world to California and California’s water expertise to the world.

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    UC Davis’ Big Ideas are forward-thinking, interdisciplinary programs and projects that will build upon the strengths of the university to positively impact the world for generations to come.

    Rand Schaal Field Fund. Your gift to the Rand Schaal Field Fund provides funding for department field trips and student field research projects, which are vital to student's studies in the increasingly popular field of Geology. Rand Schaal earned a bachelor's degree with honors in geology at UC Davis in 1973 and a master's degree in geology at UCLA in 1976. He completed his doctorate at UC Davis in 1991. As a UC Davis geology instructor, his lively teaching style inspired and entertained thousands of undergraduates.

  • Robert Matthews Memorial Fund. The Matthews Memorial Fund was established to help geology students meet their undergraduate academic and geological pursuits. Bob Matthews was the first environmental geologist hired in the Department of Geology at UC Davis. Due to his close involvement with students throughout his academic career, in 2000 the campus named one of the five courts at The Colleges at LaRue, a student residential complex, in his honor. In memory of Bob, the UC Davis Department of Geology (now Earth and Planetary Sciences) established the Robert Matthews Memorial Fund to further acknowledge his legacy and commitment to students.