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Geography and Anthropology

Thank you for taking the time to consider how you can support the work of the UW-Eau Claire department of  geography and anthropology. While there are many forms of support, a financial investment helps the department respond to opportunities and support students with a depth, latitude and creativity that allows us to provide a premier program in sync with the needs of today's students and society.
Not only do your financial investments support our ongoing commitment to provide students with high impact learning experiences, student-faculty research opportunities, field seminars, and critical studies that prepare our students for meaningful and contributory careers after graduation, they help us with special activities, internships and programming that make our students’ experiences distinctive and exceptional.

Our students participate in these as they learn important applied skills, theoretical perspectives, investigative approaches and ways of thinking. 
Taken together, the student experience in geography and anthropology is an integrated, multi-disciplinary synthesis of nature and society, people and place, culture and space, perspective and practice that equips students well. To provide this, it requires support from our alumni, friends, community and colleagues. 

Your Gift Supports

Support the general needs of the geography and anthropology department with a gift of any amount to the Geography and Anthropology Advancement Fund, which is used to meet the needs of the department that cannot be met by the state-assisted university operating budget. The fund enables the department to take advantage of opportunities to advance its cause.

The amount in parentheses indicates the annual amount required to meet current obligations.

  • A new scholarship of your choice ($500 annual, $15,000 to endow).

  • A scholarship to honor or in memory of faculty or emeriti faculty ($500 annual, $15,000 to endow).

  • The Jana Minnick Field Study Scholarship or other existing geography and anthropology scholarship (any amount).

  • Student travel to professional meetings and conferences (any amount).

  • Bringing speakers to campus to speak on issues of interest in geography and anthropology ($1,000)

Make Your Gift Now!

You can make a secure donation of any amount using the link above or the button on the top right-hand side of this screen.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Kaldjian, department chair, at or 715-836-2321.


"You'll get to experience the world through field trips, data collection and geospatial analysis — all with the help of supportive professors."

- David, geography major