Department of Plant Pathology Foundation Funds

Thank you for your support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Plant Pathology Department. Your generous contribution will help maintain and strengthen current programs and allow us to explore and develop new opportunities for students.

You can donate online using this link.

The UW Foundation accepts donations for the the Plant Pathology Department in three areas:

  • Plant Pathology Enhancement Fund
  • J. C. Walker Lecture Fund
  • Plant Pathology Student Enrichment Fund

Please see below for descriptions.

For additional information on planned gifts or to make other contributions to the Plant Pathology Department, please contact:

Sara Anderson, Director of Donor Relations, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Wisconsin Foundation
1848 University Avenue
P.O. Box 8860
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: 608-265-5893

Department of Plant Pathology Enhancement Fund

This Fund was established to support department activities and programs that:

  • Facilitate excellence in research and extension among faculty, academic staff, and students
  • Reinforce a sense of belonging and community to a cohesive department culture among faculty, staff, students and alumni through professional and social activities

The department chair has spending authority for this fund.

The J. C. Walker Lecture Fund

This fund provides support for the Department of Plant Pathology seminar series. The weekly seminar program brings in local, national, and international speakers on current topics in plant pathology. The seminars are attended by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from Plant Pathology and numerous other UW departments, and are considered a vital component of the research, education and outreach missions of the Department. The activities supported by this fund are determined by the department chair, in consultation with the Seminar Committee.

Plant Pathology Student Enrichment Fund

Income from the fund will support research projects and professional travel opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students working with faculty in the Department of Plant Pathology. The department chair or Graduate Affairs Committee will have the spending authority for this fund.