The Power of Place

More so than ever before, I suspect all of us are yearning for a sense of the familiar and a chance to revisit a time and place where community and togetherness are the order of the day. While we had to severely limit access through 2020, Mountain Lake has been able to struggle through and provide critical support for long term work while canceling many of our usual programs. Our institutional support has substantially tightened but has been able to see us through and keep us in position for our eventual full reopening. We are working toward the day when we can welcome you back into our buildings, play at the pond, and share a meal at the dining hall again. We hope you’ll make the mountain an early stop on your own reentry tour in the after times.

I know that this year finds everyone in unusual situations. We are, of course, so grateful if you are in a position to support us and the other many groups in need of your help. Above all, we hope you and yours are well and in a place where you can be safely together.

Butch Brodie, Director

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MLBS Walton Lecture

The Walton Lecture series was initiated in 1980 and continues to bring some of the most exciting personalities in evolution, ecology, and behavior to interact with the Station community. Take a look at recent Walton Lecturers! Your support is what makes it possible to offer the Walton Lecture each year. Your support is what makes it possible to offer the Walton Lecture each year.
Walton Lecture Sponsor: $1,000
Walton Lecture Supporter: $500


Friend of MLBS

Your gift will go toward the most pressing needs of the Station.
Friend: $50

If you like, you may use "my gift has special instructions" to direct Friend contributions to one of these areas:

  • Student Scientists - Fellowships allow us to offer financial assistance to those students who might not otherwise be able to study at the Station. Your support ensures that passionate students will be able to experience all that Mountain Lake offers.
    Graduate Student Fellowship: $500
    Undergraduate Student Fellowship: $250
  • ArtLab - Sharing the Mountain Lake community with artists-in-residence each summer has led to some exciting new perspectives and appreciation for the aesthetic wonders of both our science and our surrounds. The Lucile Walton ArtLab Fellowship supports the visit of one prominent artist each season. Gifts go to this fellowship and to support other ArtLab artists-in-residence.
    ArtLab Sponsor: $500
    ArtLab Supporter: $250


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To mail in your gift

Make checks payable to "The College Foundation of U.Va."

If you wish to specify a gift area, please indicate one of the following in the memo field of your check:

  • MLBS Walton Lecture
  • MLBS Friend
  • MLBS Student Scientists
  • MLBS ArtLab
Mail to:
The College Foundation of UVA
P.O. Box 400801
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4801