As a donor you automatically become a member of the Friends of the Institute for Astronomy and have exciting opportunities to explore our Universe. We invite you to support our core missions of education, research and public outreach with a tax-deductible donation.
To become a donor, use either one of the following methods. In either case, you decide on the amount of your donation. We encourage you to help the IfA as much as you can. Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
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Gifts and bequests to benefit the Institute for Astronomy are an important means of enhancing educational and research programs. They are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and may be made in the form of securities or through estate gifts. Opportunities to support the IfA's education, research, and outreach goals include the following:
Donations go to an IfA fund used for such activities as public outreach and graduate student support, at the discretion of the IfA Director. Donors of more than $500 may direct their donations to specific programs, such as graduate student support, research support, or undergraduate teaching. Please contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 956-8566 if you wish to designate your gift for a specific program. The Friends governing council tracks the use of all donations.