Lamont-Doherty Fundraising Priorities
Unrestricted annual gifts to Lamont-Doherty give the Director unparalleled flexibility to direct support to research areas most in need or to provide seed funding for a project in its early stages. Gifts also support our ambitious education and outreach initiatives, such as the Observatory's annual Open House, the Lamont-Doherty Summer Intern Program for college students and our Spring Public Lecture Series.
To accelerate its research objectives, and to provide highly controlled, contaminant-free conditions in which to conduct its work, the Observatory plans to build the most sophisticated ultra clean laboratory for geochemistry in U.S. academia. The chemical analyses this lab will facilitate will attract visiting scientists and graduate students from around the world, increasing opportunities for collaboration and reinforcing Lamont-Doherty’s position at the forefront of climate research.
Endowed funding provides a steady stream of resources that empowers Lamont-Doherty to attract and retain the brightest minds in the field. Our senior research scientists mentor other important beneficiaries of the endowment: our superbly talented graduate students and early career scientists. Naming opportunities for endowing a Lamont Research Professorship range from $1.5 to $2.5 million.