Ways to Give

Your gift to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory supports research into the planet's past, present, and enhances our ability to address the urgent environmental challenges ahead.

Credit Card: Give online securely using your credit card or call us at 845-365-8636. Should you wish, you may also make a recurring gift online.
Check: Make your check payable to Columbia University with “Lamont-Doherty” in the memo line and mail it to:
Development Office
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W, PO Box 1000
Palisades, NY 10964
Wire Transfer: Lamont-Doherty accepts wire transfers. For more information, please contact Stacey Vassallo at staceyv@ldeo.columbia.edu or 845-365-8634.
Planned Giving: Planned gifts are designed to help you meet your financial and charitable goals while supporting Lamont-Doherty in the long term. This includes bequests, charitable trusts, gift annuities, or including Lamont-Doherty as a beneficiary on a retirement or life insurance plan. Planned gifts allow donors to take sizeable income, capital gains, and estate deductions on their taxes. They can provide income for you and your family for life, and leave a legacy that fits your philanthropic goals. For more information, please contact Stacey Vassallo at staceyv@ldeo.columbia.edu or 845-365-8634.
Securities: If you would like to make a gift of appreciated stock, bonds, and mutual funds, please contact Noelle Bannister at nb2704@columbia.edu or 212-854-3035. 
Other Assets: The best way to make your gift might be donating real estate, tangible personal property, or other assets, including gifts in kind and closely held stocks, which often require special handling. Please contact Noelle Bannister at nb2704@columbia.edu or 212-854-3035.


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