Your gift makes good science possible


The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science advances scientific knowledge of the environment and develops news ideas to guide our state, nation and world toward a more sustainable future.

Private philanthropy helps us to create a more healthy and prosperous environment. 

Your gift supports our efforts to:

  • Restore the Chesapeake Bay, foster abundant crab and oyster harvests and ensure water quality
  • Nurture a new generation of marine and land-based scientists through graduate fellowships at our five laboratories
  • Address the science behind global climate change and its impact on coastal communities and people worldwide
  •  Discover uses for marine life to advance medicine, identify new energy sources and improve food harvests.


Annual Fund: Unrestricted gifts provide vital funds to help support immediate needs.

Programmatic Gifts: Donors may direct their gifts to specific programs, such as research, education, science application and facilities.

Laboratory-Specific Support: Your donation can directly support the programs and priorities of one of our research laboratories located throughout the state.


2015 Annual Report

For additional information about giving opportunities, contact David Balcom at 410-234-8857 or