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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Digging Paleo Fund

Support FLMNH Vertebrate Paleontology field work and public digs.

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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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Island Archaeology Endowment

Support archaeological effort and research in West Indies.

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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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Ken Ericson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in tribute to Ken Ericson, a founding member of the ...

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Knight Professorship in Archaeology

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation was established in 1950 as a private foundation independent of the Knight brothers' newspaper ...

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Lastinger Archeology Endowment

This fund was established by the Lastinger Family Foundation in 2001 for the purpose of ...

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Lawrence Dean Harris and Kathleen A. Deagan Endowment

GA: support collections research at the Florida Museum of Natural History alternating generally between Anthropology and Natural...

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Linda and Ken McGurn Director’s Fund

This fund was established in 2000 by Linda and Ken McGurn to provide for events, programs, ...

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Louis C. and Jane Gapenski Endowed Fellowship

Support fellowships to be awarded annually to one or more students working under the direction...

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MacFadden Endowment

GA: support Broader Impacts education and outreach initiatives at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Mammalogy Special Projects

This fund was established by William G. Stott in 1997 for the purpose of supporting the ...

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Mariposa Endowment

GA: support students and researchers studying Neotropical Lepidoptera, especially involving research on butterflies and fieldwork in...

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Mary Ross Endowment

This fund was established in 2009 by the estate of Mary Ross to support a scholarship at the ...

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McCarty Woods and Campus Natural Areas Fund

Support recovery and long-term conservation of McCarty Woods and other campus natural areas; promote biodiversity research, teaching and...

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McGuire Center Florida Biodiversity Fund

Support initiatives at the McGuire Center that align with the Florida Biodiversity Foundation's mission to support understanding,...

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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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McGuire Institute for Biodiversity and the Environment Fund

The McGuire Institute for Biodiversity and the Environment Fund, established in 2002 by the ...

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McGuire Institute for Biodiversity and the Environment Fund

Support the study of biodiversity and the environment through the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.

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Milbrath-Brenner Endowment

GA: support the curation and conservation of the Latin America and North America ethnographic collections, with the exception of the...

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Miss Lucy Dickinson Fellowship in Vertebrate Paleontology

Lucy Dickinson was an integral part of the Gainesville and university communities for more than ...

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Mr. Carl Wisler and Dr. Midge Smith Visiting Researcher Endowment

This fund supports professionals and researchers to visit, use, curate, and digitize the collections at the McGuire Center...

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Museum Admissions and Programs Assistance Fund

Support access to museum exhibitions and programs.

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Museum Bulletin Endowment

This fund was established in 1999 by the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation to support the ...

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Museum Fund

A general fund which supports the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Natural Science Special Projects and Awards

This fund was established in 1997 to support activities, events and special needs of the ...

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Powell Family Florida Museum of Natural History Excellence Endowment

This fund was established by the John C. Powell Trust in 2011 to support teaching, research and ...

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R. Jerry Britt, Jr. Endowment

UF alumnus Dr. Robert Jerry Britt Jr. was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in the ...

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Registration and Conservation Endowment

This fund was established in 2000 by an anonymous donor for the purpose of supporting the ...

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Rick Anderson Endowment

This fund was established in 2012 by the estate of Rick Anderson to support the annual ...

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Shark Research Support Fund

Support undergraduate and graduate student education, curation, and research in the Florida Program for Shark Research at the FLMNH.

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Simpson Paleontology Library Endowment

This fund was established in 1985 to support the George Gaylord Simpson Library. George ...

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Student Fund in Support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Florida Museum

Support undergraduate and graduate students seeking natural history museum experience in collections research and/or outreach...

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UF 150th Anniversary Cultural Plaza Endowment-FMNH

This fund was established in 2004 for the purpose of supporting exhibits, programs, teaching ...

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Vertebrate Paleontology Endowment

This fund was established in 1997 to support vertebrate paleontology in the Florida Museum of ...

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Vic Wildan Exploration Fund

Explore archaeological investigations at the Pineland Florida site including research, education and student support.

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Vokes Endowment in Invertebrate Paleontology

This fund was established in 1998 in memory of Harold E. Vokes, to support collection ...

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