The Department of Geology at the University of Maryland is growing stronger every day. We're recruiting world-class faculty and talented students. Our prolific research teams are making discoveries in traditional Geology and exploring new frontiers in rapidly emerging fields. We have one of the best Geochemistry Programs in the world. And we're all working together to become one of the top Geology Departments in the nation.

But, to reach this goal, we need your help.

In this tight economy, the support of alumni and friends like you is key to our success. Your contribution is sincerely appreciated. Your tax-deductible donation will help us strengthen our program with faculty and student recruitment tools, state-of-the-art facilities, and enhanced fieldwork opportunities for our undergraduates, as well as innovative outreach programs.

Your generosity benefits our students in many ways. Tax-deductible gifts to the department can be made online through the UMCP Foundation website for the following Geology Accounts:

Geology Operating Account

Geology Student Endowment

The Geology Operating account provides funds that are immediately accessible to be spent for critical needs. Funds from this account have been typically used to support undergraduate scholarships, including field camp, as well as teaching equipment, such as modern petrographic microscopes.

Giving to this fund provides immediate support to the Department.

The Geology Student Endowment was created in 2015. It will one day grow to provide an annual income that can be used to help fund a variety of endeavors including undergraduate scholarships and field work, awards, teaching supplies/equipment, and undergraduate and graduate student attendance at scientific conferences.

Giving to this fund is an investment in the future.

To support the Geology Operating Account, click the button below:


To support the Geology Student Endowment, click the button below:


If you are writing a check, please be sure to include the name of the fund (see above) that you would like to donate to in the notes section. This will ensure that your funds are allocated properly. Please address the check to “University of Maryland, College Park Foundation”. Checks can be mailed to:

University of Maryland
Geology Building
8000 Regents Drive, Rm 1118
College Park, MD 20742
Attn: Michelle Montero

If you have any questions regarding giving to the Department of Geology, please feel free to contact:

Dr. James Farquhar
Distinguished University Professor and Chair
Department of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-5043
or Suzanne Martin
Program Coordinator
Department of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-9891

Undergraduate Peter Meehan using a new petrographic microscope, purchased with funds from the Geology Operating Account

2019 Geology Undergraduate Field Camp awardees