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Support the Alda Center

Founded in 2009 by actor, writer, and activist Alan Alda, the Alda Center for Communicating Science inspires and empowers researchers to share the wonder of science with the world.

Alda Center training and academic programs help scientists understand and respond to the needs of others. Without trust and engagement, communication is a lecture, not a conversation.

The Alda Center empowers dialogue, even when the audience is quiet. 

Support Effective Science Communication

General Center Support

Scientific discoveries impact every aspect of our lives, as individuals and as a society. 

The Alda Center makes effective science communication possible by empowering researchers to connect with other scientists, students, members of the media, policymakers, friends and family, and others.

Support the Alda Center in this critically important goal to help scientists share the wonder of their work with the rest of us.


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Program Development

Effective science communication is more important than ever. Your support can empower the Center to bring more diverse programs to scientists and researchers, and help them learn to connect with others virtually and in person.


Support Program Development



Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Gifts to the Alda Center may be made online via the Stony Brook Foundation's secure giving page. Online gifts from most major credit cards are accepted.

Support our Work

If you prefer to send a check or money order, please make it payable to the Stony Brook Foundation with a memo of "Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science." You may mail it to:

Alda Center for Communicating Science
Stony Brook University
Melville Library N 4029
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Gifts of Stock

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Planned Gifts

Planned gifts offer an opportunity to help donors retain or receive income in addition to providing assets to the Alda Center. Please consult your legal and financial advisors to determine the tax advantages of making a planned gift to the Alda Center.

Our development director is available to discuss with you the variety of ways a planned gift can benefit you, your family, and the Alda Center.

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