Ford ES&T Building

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is a discipline influencing numerous areas of technology. As a world leader in educating the next generation of chemical and biomolecular engineers, our School is defining the future of the discipline through academic excellence and research preeminence, focused on envisioning, predicting, designing, and developing materials and processes to meet tomorrow’s challenges in climate change, healthcare, energy, and more. ChBE@GT is constantly changing to stay at the forefront of the discipline.

Private support gives Georgia Tech its competitive edge, and current operations gifts can be used soon after donation. Gifts to ChBE for unrestricted use support core academic and programmatic needs, and provide seed funds for emerging academic initiatives. Such discretionary funds can be given outright or by establishing an endowment. Georgia Tech encourages unrestricted endowments in ChBE to provide maximum flexibility to enable the School's leadership to meet both long-term and pressing needs and to provide support for new initiatives.

Named Unrestricted Endowment Fund ~ from $100,000
Endowments restricted to the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, but unrestricted in use therein, provide maximum flexibility. Unrestricted endowments within the School may be recognized through the naming of a physical space. Examples include, but are not limited to:

Named Auditorium ~ please inquire
The home of the School of ChBE is the Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building, one of the largest academic buildings in the University System of Georgia. The largest room in the ES&T building is the main auditorium where the School offers daily classes; hosts companies for AIChE student chapter meetings and visiting scholars for weekly seminars; gathers undergrad and graduate students for mentoring; and welcomes outstanding lecturers for named symposia. The 118-seat auditorium boasts state-of-the-art technology to facilitate audience interaction with presenters as well as to allow for distance learning and the recording of all presentations. Your gift of an endowment would the enable the Chair to meet the School’s top priorities.

Named Research Laboratories ~ please inquire
The School strives to equip its laboratories and classrooms with cutting-edge technologies. Equipment and instrumentation are sought to continue to upgrade laboratories, ensuring the best possible research environment. Equipment and software may be given in-kind—subject to acceptance—or designated gifts may be given for purchase. Numerous commemorative gift opportunities are available.

Renewable Bioproducts Institute Renovation Initiative ~ please inquire
Our faculty and students can be found across campus participating in research that crosses traditional boundaries between disciplines to focus on collaborative efforts to achieve extraordinary outcomes. One such place is the Paper Tricentennial Building – historically the home for the Institute for Paper Science and Technology – and now home to the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI). The building’s modernization would not only achieve heightened safety and efficacy for Georgia Tech’s largest wet lab space, but also lay the foundation upon which to build the next centers of excellence in chemical and material discovery in renewable resource development and beyond.

ChBE and RBI together seek philanthropic investment to achieve our shared vision to provide students with transformative learning experiences and serve as an anchor institution, partner, and catalyst of sustainable development.

ChBE General Fund ~ a current-use fund where gifts of any size support the School where it is most needed in the immediate term.

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To inquire about making a gift or multi-year commitment in support of the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, please contact:

Lauren M. Kennedy
Director of Development (Individuals & Foundations)
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and
School of Materials Science & Engineering
Office: 404-894-6345

Donna Peyton
Director of Corporate Engagement
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and
School of Materials Science & Engineering
Office: (404) 894-0987
Cell: (404) 884-4880