Please consider a charitable gift to the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society this year. Scientific research in the service of society can enhance quality of life and pique human curiosity. Generous support from the university and grants from federal agencies cover only a part of our work, so your gift is an essential contribution. Gifts can be designated for student research, providing opportunities for undergraduate students to work with Ecoss scientists on cutting edge ecosystem research. Research teaches independence and instills a lifelong passion for knowledge – there is nothing like the thrill of discovery. Gifts can also be designated for the general endowment and capital fund, to be used for research instrumentation and to ensure continuity and stability in the research endeavor.