Donors help provide support for University capital projects and state-of-the-art technology through their charitable gifts and gifts-in-kind.
In 2003-04 continuing support from former students as well as memorial gifts in memory of biology professor Melvin H. "Mike" Denner helped purchase state-of-the-art equipment in the Melvin and Anne Denner Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory.
The proceeds from historian and art collector Ken McCutchan's charitable gift annuity underwrites the principal cost of a teaching art gallery, which is located in the Liberal Arts Center. Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center & Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries.
Support from the Scripps Howard Foundation is underwriting technology and equipment for both the Scripps Howard Center for Media Studies and the Scripps Howard Video Production Complex, both of which are located in the Liberal Arts Center.
Gifts from Paul Torrington provided for state-of-the-art technology in the biology and chemistry research laboratories which were named in his honor.
Other gifts over the years include gifts-in-kind such as antiques, objects of art, silverware, and fine china for the University Home.