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Thank You for Your Support

You play a vital role in providing support that enriches student experience at the School of Biological Science at the University of Utah. Giving opportunities are available at all levels and can be directed to a number of bio-initiatives. Gifts in any amount are gratefully received.

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Why We Give



My wife, Lissa, and I are very fortunate to be able to provide a planned gift to the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah. The education I received while getting my Ph.D. from the Department of Biology was instrumental in providing us with a very enjoyable life together, and we feel it is very important to ensure that the programs that we benefitted from can continue for the benefit of those who follow. We know that one way to do this is to contribute to the creation of a lasting legacy for the School of Biological Sciences.

The successful biology department that chair K. Gordon Lark built could not have happened without the vision and resources of alumni and friends who were willing to support his efforts.  

Lissa and I are grateful that those resources helped give us a life together that allows us now to give back.  We hope other alumni and friends of the School will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to look to the future through the planned giving program at the U.

George Elliott


Become a Crimson Laureate Society Member

Your cumulative gift of $50 or more to the School of Biological Sciences in any one calendar year will grant you full membership in the Crimson Laureate Society, while your contribution will serve to fortify the future of biology education and research at the University of Utah.

Your membership level for the current year is based on your total contributions to any program, fund, department, school or center within the College of Science.

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Become a Crimson Legacy Society Member

The Crimson Legacy Society is a College of Science group for individuals who give to SBS at the $50,000 or more level, including through planned/estate giving.

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Society Benefits

To recognize the importance of your participation, all Crimson Laureate Society and Crimson Legacy Society members are entitled to many exclusive benefits:

  • VIP invitations and seating at featured events
  • Recognition on the College Hall of Fame donor wall and website
  • Opportunities to engage with our talented and accomplished faculty
  • Recognition in the Notebook and Our DNA magazines
  • Venues for networking with alumni and friends
  • Special tokens of appreciation based on your membership level (see below)
  • Other special, members-only events and special acknowledgments and rewards for returning members.

Tokens of Appreciation

Crimson Laureate Society members who contribute at higher levels during their membership year are recognized with additional benefits and tokens of appreciation.

Crimson Legacy Society members receive all tokens.

Century Club
$100 to $249
Window cling and magnet
Collegiate Club
$250 to $499
Lapel pin
Dean’s Club
$500 to $1,499
License plate frame
Dean’s Circle
$1,500 to $2,499
Desk Organizer
President’s Club
$2,500 to $9,999
All tokens of appreciation University recognition
President’s Circle
$10,000 or more
All tokens of appreciation University recognition

Estate Giving

Some planned gifts may yield certain federal tax advantages and can even give you an income throughout your lifetime. Planned gifts in any amount are welcomed.

Additionally, the College of Science’s Crimson Legacy Society is designed to recognize those who have made a deep commitment to the future of the School of Biological Sciences through cash or planned gifts at the $50,000 level or above.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with various gift options by exploring Types of Planned Gifts and Assets to Give. Then compare gift options and/or calculate how these gifts could work for you. And of course, please contact the University of Utah Advancement for assistance or to discuss your personal situation and objectives.

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