Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum of Natural History is a leading authority in biodiversity and cultural heritage, using its expertise to advance knowledge, solve real-world problems and impact public policy and perception. As the state’s official natural history museum, faculty and staff work to understand, preserve and interpret the history of our diverse world, fostering an engaging and impactful hub for teaching and learning science to an array of audiences.

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Featured Giving Opportunities

FLMNH Exhibits and Public Program Endowment

Help sustain innovative Exhibits, Education and Public Programs at the Florida Museum.

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McGuire Center Support Fund

The McGuire Center is dedicated to understanding, preserving, and interpreting the world’s ...

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Giving Opportunities

Allyn Lepidoptera Endowment

This fund was established by Arthur Allyn and the Allyn Museum in 2004 to support Lepidoptera ...

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Anne D. Reynolds and Charles L. Reynolds Jr. Ethnographic Endowment

Established in 2013 by Charles and Anne Reynolds to support research, curation and enhancement ...

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Arnold Grobman Endowment in Herpetology

This fund was established in 2012 by Arnold Grobman to support research, collection activities ...

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Art and Edda Ross Fund

Support the Florida Museum of Natural History's Thompson Earth Systems Institute education and outreach programs, including Scientist in...

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Barbara A. Purdy Archaeology Research Endowment

The Barbara A. Purdy Archaeological Research Endowment supports prehistoric archaeology research ...

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Barbara and Reed Toomey Endowment in Invertebrate Paleontology

Established in 2007 by Barbara and Reed Toomey, this fund supports teaching, research and ...

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Barbara and Reed Toomey Endowment in Vertebrate Paleontology

Barbara and Reed Toomey created this endowment in 2007 to support collection activities that ...

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Beal-Maltbie Endowment for Recent and Fossil Mollusks

This fund was established in 2001 for the purpose of supporting research in malacology/IVP ...

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Becker/Dilcher Paleobotany Endowment

This fund was established in 1990 by David L. Dilcher and Herman F. Becker to support ...

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Ben B. Coffey, Jr. Endowment

This fund was established in 1994 by the estate of Ben B. Coffey, Jr. to support ornithology ...

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Bill and Norma Pretsch Endowment

GA: support research, education and outreach, and operations at the Randell Research Center on Pine Island, Florida.

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Biological Scientist Support Fund

Support McGuire Center Biological Scientist position salary+fringe.

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Carol Austin Crevasse Endowment

Spendable income of the Fund shall be used to support exhibits at the Florida Museum of Natural History, including but not limited to,...

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Catherine and Richard Crandall Education and Research Endowment

Established in 2013 by Catherine and Richard Crandall to support education and research at the ...

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Charles H. and Wanda N. Denny Education Endowment

This fund was established by Charles H. and Wanda N. Denny in 2005 for the purpose of ...

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Cliff Ferris Fund

Cover moving costs related to moving the Ferris Lepidoptera collection from Wyoming to the McGuire Center located at the Florida Museum...

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Dirty Trowel Fund

$2K annually to be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in archaeology at Florida Museum of Natural History; this student...

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Dorion/Springer Professorship Fund

Robert C. Dorion established this fund in honor of Stewart Springer, a world-renowned student of ...

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Dorion/Springer Professorship Fund

Robert C. Dorion established this fund in honor of Stewart Springer, a world-renowned student of ...

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Doug Smith & Beth Davis Endowment

GA: support undergraduate and graduate students in the environmental sciences who are working with the Thompson Earth Systems Institute...

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Dr. Carter R. Gilbert Endowment

Support undergraduate and graduate student education, curation, and research in ichthyology at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Fellowship Endowment

Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart joined the College of Business Faculty at UF in 1960. She held an ...

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Endowment for South Florida Archaeology

This fund was established in 1988 by the Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation to support ...

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Environmental Archaeology Endowment

This fund was established by the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation in 2002 for the purpose of ...

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Environmental Archaeology Endowment

This fund was established by the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation in 2002 for the purpose of ...

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Exhibits

This fund was established in 1999 to support the development, construction and maintenance of ...

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FLMNH Exhibit Maintenance Endowment

This fund was established in 2004 for the purpose of supporting general exhibit maintenance and ...

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FLMNH Exhibits and Public Program Endowment

Help sustain innovative Exhibits, Education and Public Programs at the Florida Museum.

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FLMNH Monarch Society

Support public programs and exhibits associated with FLMNH McGuire Center for Lepidoptera &...

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Florida Archaeology Professorship

This fund began with an anonymous contribution in 1994. For more than 75 years, the Florida ...

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Florida Museum Communications

Support marketing, public relations and communications efforts at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Florida Museum of Natural History Education

This fund was established in 1998 to support educational activities, academic programs, ...

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FMNH Educational Programs Fund

From scholarships for children’s classes to traditional dance performances, and the creation of...

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FMNH Exhibits and Public Programs

Your gift supports exhibit construction, education programs and traveling exhibits at Powell Hall,...

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Frank D. Upchurch, Sr. and Hamilton D. Upchurch Endowment

This fund was established by the estate of Hamilton D. Upchurch, Sr., in 2008 to support the ...

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Friends of the Randell Research Center

The Randell Research Center at Pineland, Florida (near Fort Myers), is home to an internationally...

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Friends of the Randell Research Center

The Randell Research Center at Pineland, Florida (near Fort Myers), is home to an internationally...

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Graig D. Shaak Endowment

This fund was established in 2007 through several donors in honor of Graig D. Shaak, former ...

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Invertebrate Paleontology Collection Endowment

This fund was established in 1989 to support the Invertebrate Paleontology Division at the ...

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James E. Lockwood, Jr. Professorship in Florida and Caribbean Archaeology

The James E. Lockwood, Jr. Professorship in Florida and Caribbean Archaeology was established ...

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Jean W. Smith Butterfly Endowment

This fund supports the butterfly exhibits at the Museum, including but not limited to acquisitions, maintenance, and display...

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Jon and Beverly Thompson Earth Systems Program Endowment

Support the new University Earth Systems Initiative, which will include hiring a director and other necessary staff and supporting ...

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Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson FLMNH Chair

Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson created this endowment in 2007 to support a chair with a ...

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Katharine Ordway Chair of Ecosystem Conservation

The Katharine Ordway Chair in Ecosystem Conservation was created at the UF Florida Museum of …

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