Haunted by memories of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, alumni David (A&S ’74, L ’77) and Jane (L ’77) Flowerree have made a $2 million gift to the university that will establish two professorships aimed at finding solutions to the environmental crisis facing Louisiana and other areas.
Alumni Couple’s $2 Million Gift Will Target Climate Change
A gift from alumni David and Jane Flowerree is establishing two professorships aimed at finding solutions to the environmental crisis facing Louisiana and other areas.
The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) will serve as home to the David and Jane Flowerree Profes- sorship in River-Coastal Science and Engineering. The School of Liberal Arts (SLA) will anchor the David and Jane Flowerree Professorship in Environmental Studies and Public Policy.
Both professorships initially will support early-career scholars.
In honor of the Flowerrees’ gift, the university will host the annual David and Jane Flowerree Environmental Symposium, which will share ideas and research produced by Tulane faculty and various academic units throughout the university.
“Our goal is for Tulane to have a role in finding actionable solutions to the challenges faced and promoting science-based environmental policies,” David Flowerree said. “Through the professorships and the symposia, we hope Tulane will become a leader in the global conversation on the impact of climate change on coastal regions.”
David Flowerree is a retired first vice president of Morgan Stanley. He and Jane live in Atlanta and have two daughters and four grandchildren.