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The School of Oceanography helps shape the future. By educating talented men and women who become leaders and decision-makers in public and private life, by conducting research that brings to light new discoveries and contributes to our understanding of the natural world, by providing outreach opportunities for students of all ages, the School has a far-reaching impact.

The generosity of private donors creates opportunities for learning, teaching and service that would not otherwise be possible. You are an important partner in keeping the School of Oceanography an outstanding institution, benefiting people of this region and beyond. Here are a couple of examples of how your gift matters.

Learn how to make a gift from the Oceanography Funds website (Enter "Oceanography" as the keyword for the search).

The funds below are directed toward School of Oceanography students and faculty:

Director’s Fund for Excellence in Oceanography
The Director’s Fund for Excellence in Oceanography provides the Director of the School of Oceanography with unrestricted resources to develop programs that are not covered by state funding. This fund covers a variety of needs including student support, curriculum development, community outreach programs, and faculty retention.

Oceanography Undergraduate Scholars Fund
The Oceanography Undergraduate Scholars Fund supports undergraduate education in the School of Oceanography.

Oceanography Graduate Scholars Fund
The Oceanography Graduate Scholars Fund supports graduate education in the School of Oceanography.

Richard H. Fleming Professorship
Professor Richard H. Fleming was a pioneer in bringing Oceanography to an undergraduate, graduate and school level here at the University of Washington. The Richard H. Fleming Endowed Faculty Fellowship Fund has been established to create a faculty position in his name, dedicated to the role of teaching and the development of teaching programs in the School of Oceanography.