Ways to Give

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Cash is always a great way to give and is generally 100% deductible with the IRS depending upon your personal circumstances.

Credit Card

You may make a one-time gift to the Lowell Observatory Foundation on your credit card, or charge a monthly donation. As with all financial records held by the Foundation, your credit card information is kept confidential.

Stocks & Securities

Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and other securities given to the Lowell Observatory Foundation may provide a considerable savings in capital gains taxes for the donor. Arrangements for your gift can be made between your broker and the Lowell Observatory Foundation office. Contact Lisa Actor at (928)-255-5047 or lactor@lowell.edu for more information.

Real Estate

Several approaches are available for gifts of real estate, and donors are usually entitled to an income tax deduction. Contact Lisa Actor at (928)-255-5047 or lactor@lowell.edu for information if you are considering a real estate gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that allow their employees to match, double, or triple their gifts to the Lowell Observatory Foundation. Contact your employer to find out your company’s matching gift policy or contact Lisa Actor at (928)-255-5047 or lactor@lowell.edu for more information.


Tangible gifts such as property and equipment can be donated to the Lowell Observatory Foundation for use by our scientists or for us to resell.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

You may make a memorial or honorary gift to the Lowell Observatory Foundation to honor a loved one or to commemorate a significant event such as an anniversary or birthday.

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About Bequests

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

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Gift Options

Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.

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Estate Planning Guide

Are you ready to plan your will or trust? We would like to send you our free Estate Planning Guide. This guide will provide you with helpful information to provide for your needs, your family’s future and your favorite causes.

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