University of Maryland

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Giving to AREC

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is one of the top AREC departments in the world.  With your help, we can continue to lead the way with the very best faculty, students and programs.  If you are interested in making a unique, impactful or transformational gift to the Department, please contact Brian Magness (Director of Development, bmagness@umd.edu, 301.405.7733).

If you are interested in growing the Department, there are several established endowments listed below with links to their online giving forms:

Dr. Bruce L. Gardner Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Gardner served as Chair of the Department from 2000 to 2003 and was honored by the University with the designation of Distinguished University Professor.  This fund supports scholarships for graduate students, with an emphasis on international studies.

Bessie H. Devault Award

Named for the wife of Dr. Samuel H. DeVault, chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics from 1922 to 1951, this award is presented to the author of the best paper by a second-year student.

Dr. and Mrs. Bill V. Lessley Dissertation Excellence Award

Dr. Billy Lessley was an esteemed member of the department from 1965 to 1991.  Each year, the writer of the best dissertation receives this award.

Ray A. Murray Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to AREC students with an emphasis on undergraduates.

John R. and Marjorie C. Moore Fund for International Programs in Agriculture

Dr. Moore, emeritus faculty from the AREC Department and longtime leader of the college’s International Programs office, and his wife Marjorie established this Fund to provide international experiences for students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Support Fund

Provides support for functions of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics that will further aid in the academic and professional development of students, faculty and staff.

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