Make a Planned Gift

A planned gift to Lamont-Doherty is an excellent way for you to ensure an enduring commitment to outstanding earth and environmental research.

By including the Observatory in your estate plans through a bequest, charitable gift annuity or other planned giving vehicle, you become a member of the Torrey Cliff Society. Reflecting the original name of the property on which the Observatory is located, the Torrey Cliff Society pays homage not only to the extraordinary generosity of Thomas and Florence Lamont, who donated their weekend estate to Columbia University in 1948, but also to those who support the Observatory’s decades of scientific achievement with an enduring legacy.

If you have already made provisions for Lamont-Doherty, or if you would like to learn more about planned giving options, please contact Stacey Vassallo at 845-365-8634.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is a part of Columbia University and is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts to the Observatory are tax-deductible in accordance with law.