GIVING TO CIPS
State funding once provided as much as 70% of UC Berkeley’s annual budget. Today, it comprises less than 35% of our funding, with 10% of that decline occuring in the last decade alone. Clearly, if we are to maintain our intellectural leadership in Integrative Planetary Science we must look to our alumni and friends for this essential funding. Your contribution will keep CIPS at the forefront of discovery. Your gift can endow a professorship, build dedicated facilities, provide academic opportunities for students, and support our research-- all crucial for building and maintaining a world-class program in Planetary Science.
You may choose to support one of the funds below, or an undesignated fund of your choosing:
Rocky Planet Finder (RPF) Telescope Support
The Search for Extrasolar Planets
Endow a Professorship in Planetary Science
Contributions can be mailed to the department or made online . Checks should be made out to "The Regents of the University of California" and addressed to: Director, The Center for Integrative Planetary Science (CIPS), Department of Astronomy, 601 Campbell Hall MS 3411, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3411.
The Center for Integrative Planetary Science (CIPS) also welcomes your gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, property or real estate, life insurance policies and retirement plan accounts and bequests through your will or trust. Contributions through charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts are also effective ways to provide long-term support. Because CIPS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) scientific and educational research organization, all donations are tax-deductible and may offer significant tax advantages.
For further information on how to offer your financial support, please contact:
Center for Integrative Planetary Science (CIPS)
University of California, Berkeley, Department of Astronomy
601 Campbell Hall MS 3411, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411