Give to the Max supporting Jeannette Brown Lectureship

Early giving has started for Give to the Max Day, which is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The Department of Chemistry is supporting donations to the Jeannette Brown Lectureship. Your Give to the Max Day gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.


Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota. Donations are usually matched dollar-for-dollar.

About the Lectureship

The Jeannette Brown Lectureship honors the career of the first African American woman to receive a graduate degree from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota (Master’s Degree, 1958). This lectureship will bring experts in all fields of chemistry from around the world, with a particular emphasis on highlighting the work and careers of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the chemical sciences. The lectureship reflects and celebrates the work of Jeannette Brown as a talented chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 years, and as a tireless author, leader, and advocate for the inclusion and advancement of African American women in chemistry-related professional pursuits and careers.