While we get off the ground there are two ways that you can donate.

(1) Send us a check* : Yes, really - in many respects this is the easiest for us to deal with. Checks in US $'scan be made out to "Columbia University" and should include the word "Astrobiology" in the memo section. They should be mailed to:

                Columbia Astrobiology Center
                c/o Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
                550 West 120th Street,
                Mail Code 5247
                New York
                New York 10027, USA

If you include an email address we will send you an email receipt which can be used when you do your taxes (we do this via email to keep costs down). You'll also get added to our Donor list - see Accountability - which has it's perks.

(2) Use the Columbia University on-line donation web-site* with any major credit card. This is administered by the University, we do not see your information at any time.

  • Go to the Columbia Connection alumni site.
  • Fill out the web form. Enter "Friend" for affiliation.
  • Under "Tell us about your gift" select "Other - please specify in Gift Purpose" in both pull down button-menus.
  • Important: In the "Please Enter Additional Information" text box
  • please enter the following text:
  • This gift is for the Columbia Astrobiology Center and Consortium and should be directed c/o the Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory
  • ..and then you'll be done.
Major Donations

If you,  or your organization or company are interested in making a major donation of any sort (including sponsorship of infrastructure, equipment, or fellowships)  we welcome discussing this possibility. Please contact us either at the above address or through the contact information on our Contact page.

* Please note: Disclaimer - we will honor your privacy and will make every effort to ensure the secure receipt and processing of your donation, however we are not liable for any fraudulent misuse or loss of your information or donation. (sorry, but we've got to say something like that).







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