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We strive to prepare the next generation of economists through extraordinary faculty, education, and experiential learning. But we can’t preserve our standard of excellence without your help – your donation makes a difference. There are many opportunities for you to make a difference in the Department of Economics, from supporting need-based undergraduate student scholarships or endowing a faculty chair to supporting graduate student research or helping support the purchase of new computer lab and library materials. Direct the use of your contribution by choosing one of the department’s many economics funds. Give now using the form below.

Department Priority Funds

Friends of Economics: Perhaps the most important resource to the department, this fund provides unrestricted support for departmental needs. Donations have been used for student assistance and merit awards, to enhance student scholarships, for computer software in the student labs, to purchase subscriptions to publications for faculty and graduate students on the latest economic research, to support the undergraduate student board’s newsletter and student seminars on career planning, and for brown bag seminars where faculty and graduate students present their research for critical review.

Economics Endowed Fund: The Economics Endowed Fund was established in 1990 during the Campaign for Washington. Notable initial donors include Gary Waterman and Gardner Brown. The purpose of the fund is to provide unrestricted support for the Department of Economics. Recently the funds have been used for faculty recruitment and research support to current faculty.

Support Economics Students: Help the Department maintain its competitive edge and standard of excellence by investing in our students

Support Economics Faculty: Nurture talent and expertise by investing in our world-class faculty


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