Gifts to the Department of Forestry, in any amount, have a huge impact on our research and academic programs, and most importantly, the lives of MSU Forestry students through endowed scholarships and fellowships. Show your support for the Department of Forestry by making a tax-deductible gift today.

Ways to Support the Department of Forestry

Support General Funding: To provide the greatest flexibility for the Department to capitalize on opportunities and address areas of greatest need, please consider making a donation to our discretionary funds. To have the greatest immediate impact, donations to the General Gift Account will make the full amount of your donation available for spending. For long-term impact, investment returns on donations to the Anderson Family Endowment will support the Department in perpetuity. 

Support Undergraduate Scholarships: One of our top priorities for further funding, the Department of Forestry Endowed Scholarship can be used to recruit new students to our program, which is an ongoing and important activity. 

Support Graduate Fellowships: The Carol Christine Gustafson Endowed Scholarship Fund is intended for research and stipend support for graduate students who have demonstrated capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, motivation to achieve these goals, and initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress. 

Support Field-based Learning: To support field-based learning of our students, please consider a gift to the Forestry Summer Camp Endowment Fund.


Gifts by Mail

Gifts can also be mailed to:

Department of Forestry
Natural Resources Building

480 Wilson Road, Room 126
East Lansing, MI 48824

Please make checks payable to “Michigan State University” and be sure to include the name of the fund and the gift allocation number you wish to contribute to on the memo line. Thank you!


Help Raise Funds for a Historical Marker for the Chittenden Forestry Cabin

The Department of Forestry is continuing the campaign to raise the funds necessary to cast and erect a Michigan Historical Marker to commemorate the Chittenden Forestry Cabin. The cabin, located just south of the Red Cedar River, was a popular gathering place for students during the period 1931 to 1965. It was razed to make room for the new Wells Hall. Several other historic sites on campus—such as the Band Shell—have been so recognized. The memorial plaque has been approved by the MSU administration, and we are a little over half way towards the fund-raising goal. Any additional funds raised will be used to support the department’s spring field camp.

Mike Moore (B.S. ‘61) is leading the fund-raising campaign. Be a part of this worthy endeavor to recognize a significant part of MSU history.



Send contributions of any amount to the address below. Please use Appeal Code 01203.

Kate Powers
CANR Development, 408 Agriculture Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824