CALES Impact Initiatives

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Our research and instruction covers a diverse range of subjects and disciplines. This initiative focuses donor support on areas such as sustainable agriculture, climate change, combatting infectious diseases, finding innovations in retail, adapting to changing markets, saving endangered wildlife and more.

At the heart of our mission is the intersection of three ideas intersection of three big ideas, Sustainable, Arid Environments, Human Wellness, and Student Success. Each of our departments and schools is filled with experts who collaborate with one another to cross disciplines and solve global problems.

To make a gift, click below. The link will take you to the CALES Giving Page. In the Your Gift section at the top of the page, select “Other - Please Specify” in the drop down menu.  In the Additional Information section, type in "Impact Initiatives" in the Other, tell us more text box.

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If you wish to speak to a member of our team for more information about specifics on the current areas of greatest need, we’re here to help. Contact us at or 520-626-0047.