Giving to GSS

Why give to GSS?

As a non-profit organization, nested within the University at Buffalo Foundation (UBF), donations are the lifeblood of GSS. Since 1983, this historic event has been benefiting students across the United States and Canada.

   How to donate?


Donations can be made by electronic check, or major credit card directly with UBF, by filling out the form provided here or select the image below.

If you are having trouble with the link to the site above, just copy and paste the following address into your browser "".

By Mail:

Monetary donations can be made by a check payable to "University at Buffalo Foundation" with "GSS" in the memo and sent to:

Attn: UB GSS

Department of Chemistry

University at Buffalo

359 Natural Sciences Complex

Buffalo, NY 14260-3000

If you have any special requests, for example a donation in memoriam, please attach a letter with your donation or contact us directly here or by e-mail at 

Corporations interested in donating to GSS, please visit our Sponsorship Inquiry page.

Is GSS a non-profit as recognized by the IRS?

Yes. The Graduate Student Symposium is an organization nested under the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. which is a non-profit educational corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Where will your funds go?

GSS funding is used based on a priority system. First there are essential items, such as funding for keynotes, facilities/room reservations, technology, programs, nametags, etc. The second priority group is for refreshments, meals, and social events. The last priority group is for student travel awards (to bring in students from outside institutions).