Unrestricted Support

Unrestricted annual gifts to Lamont-Doherty give our Directorate much-needed flexibility to direct support to research areas most in need or to fund special projects. By making an unrestricted gift to Lamont-Doherty, you make possible our scientific research, education programs and the transformation of our science into solutions through collaborations with engineers, public health specialists, policymakers and others.

Join the Director's Circle

Members of the Director's Circle assist and complement the role of the Advisory Board as ambassadors of the Observatory in the greater community. Their gifts include support for our Innovation Fund, which awards annual grants to researchers at the Observatory conducting cutting-edge investigations on a variety of topics.

Your annual gift of $2,000 and above entitles you to join the Director's Circle. Membership includes:

  • Invitation to an annual private event hosted by the Advisory Board consisting of lectures and conversations with leading science experts on topics ranging from climate change to natural hazards
  • Invitations to special events at Lamont-Doherty and access to the Observatory's network of researchers, scholars and policy makers
  • Subscription to the Observatory's biannual print newsletter


For more information, contact our Development Office at (845) 365-8636.