How You Can Help Support the Natural Hazards Center

The success of the Natural Hazards Center relies on the ongoing support and engagement of the entire hazards and disasters community. The Center welcomes and greatly appreciates all contributions. The Center is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible. There are several ways you can help:

Support Center Programs

Center Operations

By giving a donation to support the Center’s operations you provide essential funding for programs and projects. These unrestricted gifts contribute directly to the Center’s ongoing operations. To make a gift, please visit the CU Foundation site by clicking on the link below.

Donate to the Natural Hazards Center

Mary Fran Myers Scholarship

The Mary Fran Myers Scholarship provides financial support for recipients to attend and participate in the annual Natural Hazards Workshop to further their research or practitioner career paths. This scholarship covers transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, and Workshop registration fees. Each year, the recipient or recipients are recognized at the Workshop and may be asked to serve as panel discussants, where they can highlight their research or practical experiences in the hazards and disasters field. To make a gift, please visit the CU Foundation site by clicking on the link below.

Donate to the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship

Disability and Disasters Award Fund

The Disability and Disasters Award supports people with disabilities working in disasters, as well as those who care for, study, or advocate on behalf of those with disabilities. Award funds will allow the recipient to attend the annual Natural Hazards Workshop and the Researchers Meeting that follows. To make a gift, please visit the CU Foundation site by clicking on the link below.

Donate to the Disability and Disasters Award Fund

Support the Endowments

Center Endowment
The Center’s main endowment helps ensure that the Center will have stable, sustainable funding far into the future. Administered by the CU Foundation, a growing endowment will allow the Center to develop new and innovative programs while enhancing existing projects. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated and will go toward building the principal on the endowment. To discuss making a gift, please contact Lori Peek at or (303) 492-9061.

Gilbert F. White Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship
Named after the Center's founder and long-time mentor, the Gilbert F. White Graduate Research Fellowship in Natural Hazards Mitigation honors White by reflecting his life-long dedication to furthering knowledge and research regarding ways to alleviate the human suffering caused by natural hazards. The fund will ensure that hazards mitigation remains a central concern of academic scholarship. The fellowship is open to any scholar in a relevant social science discipline and will reside at the Natural Hazards Center.

Donate to the Gilbert F. White Fellowship

Contribute to the Library
Submit your recent publication or journal article to the Natural Hazards Center Library. With over 40,000 items, the Natural Hazards Center Library is the largest repository of social science research and information on hazards and disasters. Please help us keep our collection current by submitting your recent publications. Items should be sent to: Jennifer Tobin, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado at Boulder , 483 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0483; email: