Giving

Support Earth Sciences

The Department has a long history of preparing undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the Earth Sciences. Your contributions provide critical support to our faculty, facilities, and students.

  • Geology Fund (10796) - Supports the overall academic and research mission of the Department.
  • Herman Roberson Memorial Award (11034) – Awarded to an outstanding graduating Environmental Studies senior who has completed the Environmental Law class.
  • Roux Scholarship in Geology (11087) – Established by the generosity of Roux Associates, Inc. and Sin Senh (BS ’97, MS ’05) to support a full-time MS student with preference given to those studying in the fields of hydrogeology, geochemistry, or environmental geology.
  • Helen and Wendelin Bernhard Memorial Fund (20640) – To support students majoring in Geological Sciences based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Dr. Marie Morisawa Memorial Scholarship (20617) – Awarded to a full-time, female graduate student with preference to a student studying in the field of geomorphology.
  • Bartle Professorship (20898) – Funds are used to support field experiences, visiting distinguished professors, or other critical needs of the Department.
  • Donald R. Coates Geology Scholarship (21445) – Awarded to an Earth Sciences major who has a dedication and persistence for Earth surface processes.
  • Laurie (B.S. '68) and David (Ph.D. '72) Thomas Field Trip Endowment (21565) – To support field trips and excursions focused on geological sciences organized by faculty and students in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Follow the link below and be sure to IDENTIFY THE FUND that you wish to support.

Make a Gift Today!For inquiries regarding greatest needs or other giving information please email our department chair, Peter Knuepfer.


  • Donor List – Earth Sciences, Calendar Year 2022

    The department gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and corporations who have contributed to departmental accounts over the past year.

    • Dr. Sean J. Bennett, MA ‘87, PhD ‘92*
    • Dr. Wallace A. Bothner, MA ‘63
    • Dr. Richard J. Bottjer, BS ‘81
    • Ms. Kathleen A. Cameron
    • Mr. Richard C. Campbell, MA ʼ78
    • Ms. Mary R. Cassa, MA ‘80
    • Mr. Gregory J. Cavallo, BS ‘81
    • CCI, Corporate match for Dr. Li
    • Dr. Douglas S. Cherkauer ʼ67#
    • Mr. Brendan J. Curran, BS ‘83
    • Ms. Amy M. Curran ʼ79
    • Mr. Donald W. Curran, MA ʼ80
    • Dr. Aram N. Derewetzky, BS ‘83
    • Mr. Eduardo Garcia, MA ʼ92
    • Dr. Bruce Alan Geller, MA ʼ81
    • Mr. Stephen G. Gridley, MS ‘15
    • Mr. Matthew Gubitosa, MA ʼ84
    • Mrs. Barbara M. Heiles, BA ‘80
    • Mr. Jonathan L. Heiles, ‘82
    • Mr. Ryan William Hupfer, BS ʼ12
    • Dr. David M. Jenkins +
    • Dr. Peter L. Knuepfer +
    • Dr. Jianren Li, PhD ʼ96
    • Ms. Kim Kucharski Muller, BA ‘79
    • Dr. Douglas G. Patchen, BA ’64, MA ‘67
    • Mrs. Marie Patchen
    • Dr. Sara L. Peyton
    • Dr. Jeffrey T. Pietras, BS ‘92+
    • Ms. Denise M. Radtke ʼ82
    • Resource Environmental Management, Inc.
    • Roux Associates, Inc.
    • Mr. Sin Senh, BS ’97, MS ’05
    • Mr. Robert C. Sudaley, BA ’82, MAT ‘85
    • Mr. Anthony J. Tabone, BA ‘92
    • Mrs. Denise L. Waite, MA ‘90
    • Mrs. Sandra A. Walch, BS ‘83^
    • Ms. Margaret M. Walker, MA ʼ91*
    • Ms. Dawn Washo, MS ʼ09
    • Mr. Jerry Washo
    • Mr. Stewart A. Weinstein, BS ‘83

    + Faculty/Staff/Retiree, * in memory of Dr. David H. Salzberg MA ’89, PhD ’96, # in memory of Mrs. Kathleen J. Cherkauer ’68, ^ in memory of Mr. Douglas K. Walch ’83 

    Please note that this list was compiled from information provided by the Binghamton Foundation based on its records of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022. We sincerely apologize for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies.

  • Donor List – Earth Sciences, Calendar Year 2021

    The department gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and corporations who have contributed to departmental accounts over the past year.

    • Dr. Sean Joseph Bennett, MA ʼ87, PhD ʼ92
    • Mrs. Patricia Bothner
    • Dr. Wallace A. Bothner ʼ63
    • Mr. Richard C. Campbell, MA ʼ78
    • CCI, Corporate match for Dr. Li
    • Dr. Douglas S. Cherkauer, ʼ67
    • Ms. Amy M. Curran, ʼ79
    • Mr. Donald W. Curran, MA ʼ80
    • Mr. John W. Ethier, MA ʼ05
    • Mr. Eduardo Garcia, MA ʼ92
    • Dr. Bruce Alan Geller, MA ʼ81
    • Dr. Matthew Lee Gorring, MA ʼ92
    • Mr. Matthew Gubitosa, MA ʼ84
    • Mr. Ryan William Hupfer, BS ʼ12
    • Dr. David M. Jenkins +
    • Dr. Ying Jiang, PhD ʼ98
    • Dr. Peter L. Knuepfer +
    • Ms. Maureen Leshendok, ʼ70  
    • Dr. Jianren Li, PhD ʼ96
    • Ms. Jill P. McMahon, ʼ79
    • Ms. Denise M. Radtke, ʼ82
    • Resource Environmental Management, Inc.
    • Roux Associates, Inc.
    • Mr. Adam Shale ʼ04, MAT ʼ07
    • Mr. Sin Senh, BS ’97, MS ’05
    • UBS
    • Ms. Marisa E. Vallve, MA ʼ93
    • Ms. Margaret Mary Walker, MA ʼ91
    • Ms. Dawn Washo, MS ʼ09
    • Mr. Jerry Washo

    + Faculty/Staff/Retiree

    Please note that this list was compiled from information provided by the Binghamton Foundation based on its records of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021. We sincerely apologize for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies.