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Giving to HDFS

For additional information regarding ways to support the Department of Human Development and Family Science, please contact Ana Compain-Romero at (573) 882-7410 or

Give to HDFS

Giving Opportunities:

Child Development Lab – Help grow the Child Development Lab (CDL) endowment, which helps families with tuition costs and assists with ongoing facility improvements.

Give to the CDL

Child Life Program – The Child Life Program Gift Fund helps provide support for scholarships, conferences, moving or relocation expenses, and transportation costs that Child Life students incur during their off-campus, unpaid internship semester.

Give to the Child Life Fund

Marilyn Coleman Alumni Graduate Scholarship – As Director of Graduate Studies in HDFS for 18 years, and as Department Chair for 18 years, Dr. Marilyn Coleman has mentored hundreds of students. During the National Council on Family Relations annual conference held November 2013, Dr. Coleman received the Felix Berardo Mentoring Award, which is given to an NCFR member whose work has been noted for excellence in mentoring one or more junior colleagues.

In addition to the honor of receiving the award, a monetary gift was presented. Typical of Dr. Coleman’s generosity, she has donated her cash award to the Marilyn Coleman Alumni Graduate Scholarship in HDFS and has offered to match all contributions up to $5,000. We invite you to rise to this challenge and honor Dr. Coleman by contributing to the alumni graduate scholarship.

Give to the Scholarship