The Power of Place

Connections Old and New

I am continually amazed at the depth and breadth of the interpersonal connections that are built and fostered at Mountain Lake. In just the last month, we hosted a reunion of past Mountain Lakers from another era, I visited an art opening on UVA grounds of work from the 2017 ArtLab students, and on a trip to North Carolina I coincidentally met a man who knew the station from growing up with our White Pine Lodge neighbors. I find these connections build a thread of unity, collaboration, and progress in a world that is becoming increasingly fragmented. 

We are forever grateful to those of you who support us in spirit, as well as those of you in a position to help us further our mission through gifts.

Butch Brodie, Director


Four great ways to support the Station:

Walton Lecture

The Walton Lecture series was initiated in 1980 and continues to bring some of the most exciting personalities in evolution, ecology, and behavior to interact with the Station community. Recent Walton Lecturers have included Joan Strassman, Curt Lively, Fred Janzen, and Joe Travis. Your support is what makes it possible to offer the Walton Lecture each year.
Walton Lecture Sponsor: $1,000
Walton Lecture Supporter: $500

Student Scientists

Fellowships allow us to offer financial assistance to those students who might not otherwise be able to study at the Station. Your support ensures that passionate students will be able to experience all that Mountain Lake offers.
Graduate Student Fellowship: $500
Undergraduate Student Fellowship: $250


Sharing the Mountain Lake community with artists-in-residence each summer has led to some exciting new perspectives and appreciation for the aesthetic wonders of both our science and our surrounds. The Lucile Walton ArtLab Fellowship supports the visit of one prominent artist each season. Gifts go to this fellowship and to support other ArtLab artists-in-residence. 
NOTE - To "Make your gift on-line" to ArtLab, enter the gift amount in the "Friend of MLBS" field and then select "My gift has special instructions" to indicate it is for ArtLab.
ArtLab Sponsor: $500
ArtLab Supporter: $250

Friend of Mountain Lake

Your gift will be directed toward the most pressing needs of the Station.
Friend: $50

Make your gift on-line

To mail in your gift

Make checks payable to "The College Foundation of U.Va."

Please indicate gift area in the memo field of your check:

  • MLBS Walton Lecture
  • MLBS Graduate Student Fellowship
  • MLBS Undergraduate Student Fellowship
  • Friend of MLBS
Mail to:
The College Foundation of U.Va.
P.O. Box 400801
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4801