Giving to the Biology Department

The academic programs housed within the School of Natural and Social Sciences, including those in the Biology Department, actively seek to provide our students with the latest technologies and cutting edge, up-to-date intellectual experiences. To accomplish this, we depend upon the generosity of those who share our commitment to innovation and leadership in intellectual growth through discovery.

Your donations support a wide array of opportunities for students in the Natural and Social Sciences—from scholarships to internships, from equipment to travel.

Department Giving

Your gift helps to ensure that we may continue to offer outstanding opportunities for students in the classroom and laboratory. You may donate to the department’s Alumni Fund or specify one of the programs listed below:

  • V. Ray Frederick Award: Sponsors graduate student travel for  aquatic biology research.
  • James D. Haynes Fund: Supports undergraduate research by funding for travel & supplies.
  • D.V. Bullough Memorial Award: Given annually to the an outstanding graduating biology major.
  • W.C. Schefler Memorial Award: Given annually to outstanding students in biology education and biometrics.
  • Biotechnology Fund: Supports instruction and student research in the area of biotechnology as well as the annual award for Outstanding Senior in the Biotechnology Concentration.

Buffalo State’s ongoing construction of a $107 million math and science building provides unique opportunities to support the mission of the Biology Department. 

To learn more and to make your gift, please visit the Buffalo State Foundation or call (716) 878-4324. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Make your tax deductible gift to the Biology Department or another program in the School of Natural and Social Sciences (Visa and Mastercard accepted).


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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5203 •  Fax: (716) 878-4028