Bursting at the seams...
Last season at Mountain Lake was our busiest in memory! Classes were at capacity, every residence and research lab was full for most of the summer, and we had more visitors than we could count. The energy created from so many exciting interactions was palpable and carried us all through a long and busy summer. We’ve spent the off-season preparing for another bumper year, offering new workshops in graduate training and grant writing, opening the ArtLab to a wider community, and lining up some new instructors and another great Walton lecturer (stay tuned!).
We are, as always, grateful to those of you who support us in spirit, as well as those of you in a position to help us further our mission through gifts. We hope to see you on the mountain this summer.
Butch Brodie, Director
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. Recent Walton Lecturers have included Joan Strassman, Curt Lively, Fred Janzen, and Joe Travis. 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 be directed toward the most pressing needs of the Station.
We also accept contributions to other designation areas. To direct your gift to one of the areas below, please use the Friend of MLBS field on the form, check My gift has special instructions, and indicate contribution area in Special Instructions box:
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
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
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 Student Scientists
The College Foundation of U.Va.
P.O. Box 400801
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4801