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Help Share the Wonder of Science

Black and white photo of Alan Alda and Laura Lindenfeld laughingGifts to the Alda Center contribute to science communication training and research.

With your support, we can:

  • Expand science communication programs to more closely connect research and society
  • Share the wonder and joy of science and research to help create a fairer, more just and more rational world

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 them payable to the Stony Brook Foundation with a memo of "Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science." You may mail them 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.

For more information, please email us at