Department of
Plant Biology

Giving to Plant Biology

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Please join the growing circle of friends and graduates of the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois who have made an impact on our program through their generous gifts. Even a small gift can provide an opportunity that can signifcantly enhance our undergraduate and graduate programs.


Your contribution to Illinois Plant Biology will:

  • Enable us to acquire special equipment to improve outcomes in Plant Biology courses.
  • Provide support to students conducting undergraduate and graduate research.
  • Help students participate in off-campus courses and workshops.
  • Help students attend and present their research at national and international meetings and conferences.

Explore the menu at left to learn more about Illinois Plant Biology. Please feel free to contact our Department Head to learn more about the importance of your gift, or if you are considering making a legacy gift.

Contribute Now

To make a gift, please select a fund and gift level below. By clicking Continue, you will be redirected to the University of Illinois Foundation's secure online site for your personal and credit card information. Gifts made by credit card may be made in monthly installments.

Govindjee & Rajni Govindjee Award for Excellence in Biological Science

Plant Biology Graduate Research Enhancement Fund

Plant Biology Department Undergraduate and Graduate Programs (unrestricted)

Plant Biology Annual Fund

Plant Biology Greenhouse/Conservatory

Sharon Gray Memorial Award Fund

John R. Laughnan Travel Fund

Tom Phillips Lecture Fund


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