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Matt Beam and Eco-Machine at Aiken Dedication 2012

To make a gift by check, please make your check payable to The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School and indicate which fund or program area that you would like to support. Send your gift to:

The University of Vermont Foundation
ATTN: Sarah Sprayregen
411 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405

To make a gift over the phone, call 888-458-8691.

Giving to the Rubenstein School

Thank you for your interest in UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. The generous support and involvement of alumni and friends is integral to advance the Rubenstein School's mission and programming. We hope you will join in this effort!

If you would like to make a gift to the Rubenstein School, unrestricted gifts can be directed to the RSENR Dean's Discretionary Fund for use by our Dean to address the School's evolving needs. You may also restrict your gift to a specific fund or program. For information about RSENR funds, see the descriptions below. For even more fund choices or other ways your philanthropy can benefit Rubenstein School students, please contact Sarah Sprayregen at 802-656-3251 or

To make a secure gift online, link to UVM's alumni and friends giving page at:

Thank you very much for your support.

Giving Opportunities

  • George D. Aiken Center

    The George D. Aiken Center, home of the Rubenstein School, was renovated to a LEED-certified green building in 2012. The Aiken Living Lab Fund provides funding for teaching, research, and support inside and outside of Aiken. Funds support experiments with an Eco-Machine in treating building wastewater, stormwater monitoring with the green roof's simulated watersheds, energy management through a dashboard monitoring system, enhancements to reach net-zero carbon emissions using solar power and energy efficiency, ecological landscaping and interior decorating with eco-art and natural materials, and on-going student engagement in internships and class projects. Read more about the green Aiken Center.

  • Students conducting research in field

    The Student Enrichment Fund directly benefits Rubenstein School students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Annual gifts from alumni, parents, and friends provide the Rubenstein School with flexible funding that can be applied each year to a variety of student needs and enrichments, including assistance with field/travel courses, seminars, and student research projects. All gifts to The Student Enrichment Fund support student' academic pursuits, helping to ensure that they have an outstanding educational experience.

  • Larry Forcier

    The Lawrence and Anne Forcier Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to deserving undergraduate students. Established in 1999 in honor of former SNR Dean Larry Forcier, the name of the fund was amended in 2004 to also honor Anne Forcier, who has dedicated her career to higher education and success of students. Scholarship recipients are selected based on financial need, academic performance, and ecological literacy. Gifts to The Lawrence and Anne Forcier Scholarship Fund help cement this endowment fund as the cornerstone of the Rubenstein School's undergraduate scholarship assistance program.

  • Students learning on Lake Champlain

    Lake Studies and Water Resources is a unique area of study at the Rubenstein School. UVM's proximity to Lake Champlain provides rare opportunities for the study of lake ecosystems, watershed management, and storm water. Undergraduate and graduate student scholarship and fellowship support is essential to advance programming and student projects. Additionally, operational support for the Melosira, the School's research vessel, is integral to assuring hands-on quality programming and critical lake research that is helping to ensure the health and vitality of Lake Champlain.

  • Jacqui Cardoza, former scholar

    The Donald H. DeHayes Multicultural Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarship assistance to one or more full-time students enrolled in the School. Created in 2006 by an anonymous donor, this endowed scholarship honors former Dean Don DeHayes, his passion for multiculturalism, and his success in leading the Rubenstein School to considerable achievements. Preference may be given to students from our partner school, the High School for Environmental Studies in New York City. Read a news story about scholarship recipients.

  • Ralph Tursini turning a bowl

    The Green Forestry Education Initiative is a project of the Rubenstein School's Forestry Program that was launched in summer 2004 with the receipt of a generous three-year gift from an anonymous donor. The Initiative is centered at UVM's Jericho Research Forest and has become a principal component of the study of forestry at the University.

  • Thomas Votta

    The Thomas J. Votta Fund for the Environment will be used to provide annual graduate fellowship assistance to students who, like Tom Votta '89, wish to make a difference in solving environmental problems using environmental best practices to meet this goal. Recipients must be studying in the areas of environmental engineering, environmental science, or environmental business at one or more of the following: College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, or the School of Business Administration. This person will be known as the Thomas J. Votta Scholar.

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