Giving to the Chemistry Department

Dear Friends:

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find the information here useful and will drop in often to keep abreast of what’s going on in the department and at GSU. We’d like to invite you to make a monetary contribution to the department if you can. We have a number of outstanding opportunities that could use your help. Your gift would be greatly appreciated and is hugely needed by the department.

We thank our friends and alumni for their tremendous support over the years and hope that you will let us hear from you, or better yet, that you’ll stop in to see us the next time you’re in downtown Atlanta.

If you’d like to make a gift, please use the links located below. For web or mailed donations please be sure to check off Other and write in Chemistry or one of the programs below in the Designee section; via telephone at 1-877-GIV-2-GSU simply inform the Georgia State representative where you’d like your donation to go.

The following links to fund IDs will automatically fill Designee information:

Your check to the GSU Foundation can be earmarked for any of the following:

Prof. Baumstark has always been a champion of research experience for undergraduate students, especially students who would like to go to graduate school. Funds in the operating account of the endowment will provide scholarships with a modest stipend to undergraduate junior and senior Chemistry majors at Georgia State University in the College of Arts and Sciences to conduct research. If you wish to donate to the "Operating" fund (021244S) which gives more flexibility on immediate use instead of "Endowment" fund (021244), mailed donation must be used instead of donation via weblink.
This fund supports our very successful seminar program which brings scholars from around the world to campus to give talks and meet with faculty and students. It also provides support for the Chemistry Awards program that recognizes students for excellence in our introductory chemistry laboratory courses as well as our best majors and our best graduate students. The fund gives the department flexibility in recruiting students and has been instrumental in strengthening the quality of our faculty and our nationally/internationally recognized research programs.
 The Al Baumstark Award in Chemistry, named after our former chair of 18 years, serves to honor the department’s philosophy of increasing student diversity in the field of chemistry. The Al Baumstark Award, was developed to support women and minority students who are pursuing doctoral degrees in chemistry.  The fellowship is normally awarded each Fall semester to one senior level doctoral candidate per year.  A nominee committee solicits nominations from department faculty and makes final selections with input from the Chemistry Department Chair. The Al Baumstark Award varies in amount and currently supplements Ph.D. stipends. Funding for the fellowship is made available through donations and lifelong endowments. 
The Boykin Fellowship, named for our former Chair and current Regents Professor Emeritus, is given each year to a top Ph.D. student working in medicinal chemistry/drug synthesis. Former awardees include new Assistant Professor Dr. Donald Hamelberg, a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Cancer Scientist and one of the country’s brightest prospects in the area of computational chemistry. Currently the Boykin Fellowship is able to supplement Ph.D. stipends.
Another of the department’s important graduate student fellowships is in honor of a long-time faculty member who taught, entertained and mentored countless students, many of whom went on to distinguished medical careers. Once fully endowed, the Pendergrast Fellowship will provide a stipend supplement to a Ph.D. student specializing in drug discovery, biochemistry, and related areas.
Professor Binghe Wang holds the post as Eminent Scholar in one of the department’s primary areas of focus—Drug Discovery. Contributions to this fund support Professor Wang’s crucial research.

Your support for any of these programs enriches the GSU community immensely. We are deeply grateful for your contributions and your continuing support.