Program on the Environment trains students to lead change for a sustainable future.

Students build leadership skills in the classroom and through internships with local and national organizations, where they learn to approach problem-solving with a systems thinking perspective. Our program benefits from the generosity of alumni and friends. Contributions from individuals, public and private foundations and endowments provide vital support to enhance students’ academic experiences and sustain our program.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Program on the Environment. A small fraction of students obtain tuition scholarships, and many of our students work at outside jobs to attend the University of Washington.

Because of your generosity, students such as Emily Halvorsen completed an internship in rural India, working with the Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG) to assess the groundwater situation in the Kumaon region through spring mapping.

Support our Program

Your gift provides opportunities that support our students, honor our community and enhance our collaborations within the University. We thank you for your contribution.

Program on the Environment Fund

This fund supports the program’s mission of working collaboratively across the University to strengthen interdisciplinary environmental education and research. The fund also supports the University’s community of environmental scholars, information networks, diversity, and student events.

Program on the Environment Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund supports opportunities for students to pursue interdisciplinary, real-world projects and build leadership skills.

Alumni of Program on the Environment – Program Support Fund

This program support fund, established by the Program on the Environment (PoE) Alumni Council, will be administered by the PoE Director in support of PoE engagement activities including, but not limited to, awarding student scholarships.

Mona and Donald Secord Environmental Excellence Fund Seattle

This fund provides general support for the Program on the Environment. This endowment is used at the discretion of the Director of the program.

Tikvah’s Garden Fund

Tikvah Weiner was the program’s administrator from 2008–2011. When she passed, Tikvah’s Garden Fund was established in her honor to support the design, production, and maintenance of a garden. The garden and Sustainable Learning Space was completed in Spring 2017, and is a celebration and recognition of her life.

For questions about supporting the Program on the Environment, please contact:

James Anderson
Assistant Director for Advancement, College of the Environment
Box 355055
Seattle, WA 98195-5055


Kristi Straus
Associate Director, Program on the Environment
Wallace Hall, 3737 Brooklyn Ave NE
Box 355679
Seattle, WA 98195