Your support can assist the University of Chicago in maintaining its preeminence in the physical sciences by helping recruit the best students and faculty, giving our researchers the essential tools and space, and supporting our continued unparalleled legacy of exploration and discovery. Whether you endow a fellowship for $1 million, donate $100 to the Graduate Fund, or give something in between, your gift can make a crucial difference in a student’s career and the University’s future. 

There are several ways to make your gift to the physical sciences, all of which will allow our faculty and students to continue making groundbreaking discoveries in the decades to come: 

If you have questions about how philanthropy supports the physical sciences at Chicago, or where to direct a specific gift, contact our staff below.

Katie Bailey, PhD

Katie Bailey, PhD

Director of Development and Associate Dean
T: 773-702-6132

Katie works with Dean Olinto to identify and cultivate a pool of donors and prospects with the capacity to make exciting gifts to the Division. Additionally, she collaborates with faculty and staff to build proposals that bring together interesting research projects and give voice to a broad-based need. Together with the Associate Director of Development and Assistant Director of Development, she also manages the Dean’s Council for the PSD. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a doctorate in human genetics in 2015.

Sean Buchanan

Sean Buchanan

Assistant Director of Development
T: 773-702-4508

Sean works to raise support for the Physical Sciences Division. He manages stewardship of gifts to the division and coordinates meetings and communication for the PSD Council.

Or write to:

The Physical Sciences Division
University of Chicago
5640 S. Ellis Ave
ERC 391
Chicago, IL 60637