Friends of Plant Science are valued donors whose contributions provide essential leverage for securing competitive research grants from organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Donors at the Friends level receive Danforth Plant Science Center publications including newsletters and research reports, invitations to presentations and events at the Center, and special recognition in annual reports and other Center publications.

Young Friends

Our Young Friends are supporters of the Danforth Center under 40 years of age who make annual contributions to our Innovation Fund.  Young Friends are invited to connect with our scientists and other young professionals through networking receptions and donor events, and will also receive Danforth Center publications and e-newsletters.  Young Friends contributing $1,000 or more annually are also members of and receive all the benefits of the Danforth Society.



Tom Bander
Vice President for Development
Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N. Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132 
(314) 587-1235

Membership Levels

Level Amount
$500 - $999
Advocate $250 - $499
Associate $100 - $249