Your tax-deductible contribution will provide our lab with opportunities to expand our rare plant conservation work across the United States (see map).  Your gift will provide much needed travel funds, supplies, and hourly stipends to conduct our work, which generates the essential data that will assist with the conservation of rare U.S. plants.

To make a donation by check

Specify in your cover letter that the donation is for “Illinois Natural History Survey – Plant Ecology Lab (Molano-Flores).” Mail a check payable to the University of Illinois Foundation to:

University of Illinois Foundation
P.O. Box 734500
Chicago, IL 60673-4500

To make a donation online

Follow the link below to make a donation online through the University of Illinois Foundation. To direct your gift to the Plant Ecology Lab, please add “Plant Ecology Lab (Molano-Flores)” to the Additional Instructions box on the next page (see screenshot below). Your donation will be referenced on your confirmation and receipt as the “Illinois Natural History Survey Annual Fund.”

Make a Gift online

Thank you for your generous support.

Please contact Brenda Molano-Flores ( for more information.

Our impact in the U.S.