UCR's Entomology Department thrives, in part, because of generous gifts made by its many supportive alumni and friends. These gifts supplement state and federal funds to enhance the training of graduate and undergraduate students and postgraduate researchers, and they are also used to invite preeminent speakers to the Department's seminar series.
Ways to Make a Donation:
By Credit Card
Click here to access UCR's secure website. Please enter "Entomology" in the search bar to donate directly to our department.
Make checks payable to the UC Riverside Foundation, note the fund to which the donation should be made, and mail to:
PO Box 112
Riverside, CA 92502-0112
Currently Targeted Funds
These are all endowed funds, meaning that donations are invested by the UCR Foundation, allowing the body or corpus of the fund to grow while the department uses only the interest generated by the corpus. This is an excellent way to donate if your intent is to provide a long-term benefit. If, however, you wish to donate so the department can use your entire gift immediately, or if you wish to discuss your unique giving preferences, contact the department Chair, Richard Redak, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (951) 827-7250.
Click on any fund to learn more about it or to support it.
Advancing Inclusivity in Entomology Scholarship Endowed Fund
Many marginalized students are excluded from research opportunities because they have to simultaneously balance their academic workload while supporting themselves financially. An endowed fund will support entomology undergraduate students who experience social, cultural, and financial barriers and allow them to conduct research in a lab without worrying about financial commitments. This fund will help students overcome the systemic barriers they face and facilitate their ability to participate and excel in entomology and scientific research at UCR. Our goal is to increase the endowment to a level such that multiple students can be supported to conduct research within entomology labs at UCR. All donations are tax-deductible and your support will make a direct impact on the lives of entomology undergraduates. Will you donate and provide additional support the endowment to support inclusivity for generations to come?
Distinguished Speakers Endowed Fund in the Department of Entomology
Entomological Museum and Insect Collection
Entomology Fund for Excellence
This fund allows the department to fund any aspect of the graduate and undergraduate academic programs.
Harry Scott Smith Endowed Fund in Entomology
This scholarship, established in 1957, supports students studying the field of biological control.
Ian and Helen Moore Endowment Fund for Marine Entomology
This scholarship, established in 1983 in honor of Ian Moore, supports graduate students pursuing research on aquatic insects especially insects associated with marine and saline environments.
Francis A. and Jane Davies Gunther Scholarship Fund
This scholarship, established in 1987 by the Davies-Gunther family in honor of Francis A. Gunther, supports graduate students in financial need who are pursuing research in pesticide chemistry.
Lauren and Mildred Anderson Endowed Graduate Assistantship in Immature Insects
This scholarship, established in 1992 in honor of Lauren Anderson and his wife Mildred, supports graduate students studying immature insects.
Harry H. Shorey Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship, established in 1998 in honor of Harry Shorey, supports graduate students who are pursuing research on pheromones in entomology.
Dr. Mir S. Mulla and Lelia L. Mulla Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship, established in 2007 in honor of Dr. Mir S. Mulla and his wife Lelia, is merit based and supports graduate and undergraduate students in Entomology or in related fields of Bioagricultural and/or Biomedical Sciences. The award is given out by the CNAS Scholarship Committee.
Dr. Mir Subhan Mulla and Leila L. Mulla Graduate Fellowship for Intl. Students in Agr. Sciences Fund
Kenneth W. Gilstrap Endowed Memorial Fund
Kenneth W. Gilstrap (November 25, 1947 – December 11, 2011) was born in Fresno, California and lived all of his life in the Fresno area. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Fresno and earned an Associate of Science degree in Air Conditioning from Fresno City College. After graduating from high school, Ken began driving trucks for a living, eventually driving 20 years for Yellow Freight Lines; in 2005 he retired from Yellow Freight Lines. Ken always had an inquiring mind and spent much of his free time learning about the natural history of the Fresno area and the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains. He especially enjoyed learning the natural history of insects. Ken lived his life with an enormous energy and a love for life, and he routinely shared his incredibly infectious good humor. Upon his passing, Ken’s brother Frank Gilstrap and his sister Marilyn McLaughlin, established the Kenneth W. Gilstrap Memorial Fund in Ken’s honor to serve as a perpetual legacy that honors Ken and his long-standing interest in all things scientific, and especially his keen interest in the natural history of insects.