Lowell Observatory Foundation

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Hannah Rounds

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(928) 255-0188

Support the Mission of Lowell Observatory

The mission of the Lowell Observatory Foundation is to sustain and enhance research and education at Lowell Observatory by generating perpetual financial support.

Founded in 2015, the Lowell Observatory Foundation seeks to help donors achieve their long-term endowment goals or manage short-term targeted donations. It is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is governed by an independent board of trustees and dedicated solely to supporting the observatory’s mission.

 

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LOF Endowed Funds

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Endowed Research & Exploration Funds

Ensure funding in perpetuity for researchers and their research, instrumentation, and specific astronomical studies via the Lowell Observatory Foundation.

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Endowed Education & Outreach Funds

Ensure funding in perpetuity for STEM education and community outreach from Mars Hill to schools in native lands via the Lowell Observatory Foundation.

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Endowed Campus & Facilities Funds

Ensure funding in perpetuity for the ongoing maintenance and upgrades of the facilities and campus on Mars Hill via the Lowell Observatory Foundation.

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Funds with Few Restrictions

Give to a fund that provides for “immediate” or “best and highest use” situations and allow sfor a flexible use of gifts via the Lowell Observatory Foundation.

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The Percival Lowell Trust

Toward the end of his life, Percival Lowell established a trust to support his observatory in perpetuity. Today, the Percival Lowell Trust continues as a separate 501(c)(3) entity that accepts unrestricted gifts to address the greatest areas of benefit to the observatory, funding visionary endeavors like the 4.3-meter Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT).

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Direct Donations to the Observatory

Lowell Observatory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that can receive restricted and unrestricted donations directly. Learn about the programs you can support below.

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Planned Giving

Continue being part of Lowell’s future and create a legacy that lasts by giving through a bequest or estate plan.

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Other Ways to Give

You can support Lowell Observatory by contributing from a Donor-Advised Fund, a gift of stocks or securities, an IRA rollover, an estate gift, and memorial or honorary gifts.

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