Inauguration of the Toksöz Room in the Earth Resources Laboratory, Spring 2014 - Image credit: Helen Hill

Giving & Alumni


Intellectual horizons in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) encompass nearly every aspect of the Earth and extend to the far reaches of the solar system.  Faculty, research scientists and students work in a wide range of disciplines from geophysics to atmospheric chemistry to extrasolar planets and beyond.  EAPS research has profound implications for the sustainable use of the Earth’s resources, our understanding of climate change and natural disasters, the oceans, space exploration and more.  EAPS is ranked as one of the leading Earth Sciences graduate schools both in the US and internationally, and our work is vital to MIT—and to the world at large.

Key to EAPS’ success is the loyalty and generosity of alumni and friends.  As federal funding shrinks, private philanthropic support for EAPS ensures that we can maintain our leadership in research and education. With ongoing support from alumni and friends, EAPS can continue to offer rigorous and cutting-edge education programs and nurture a thriving interdisciplinary research community.  Your support is greatly valued, and all contributions to EAPS will have an impact.

Our top fund-raising priorities are fellowship support and discretionary funding.  Fellowship support helps us to attract the best and brightest minds to EAPS. First-year and second-year fellowships are especially important as a recruiting tool because they give graduate students the freedom and flexibility to complete their coursework and explore their research interests without a pre-set agenda. Discretionary funds ensure that EAPS has the financial flexibility to seize opportunities, to leverage additional funding and to address the most pressing needs of our faculty and students whether it is for equipment, enrichment programs, to seed new research or to foster collaboration with other institutions.  There are several gift opportunities available (see Giving Opportunities.)

To discuss your giving options, please contact Angela Ellis, EAPS’ Senior Development Officer, at 617.253.5796 or aellis [at] mit [dot] edu

Read more about supporting EAPS.

Giving Opportunities

Gifts in any amount to EAPS are deeply appreciated. You may choose from one of the following funds:


EAPS Discretionary Fund (2635100)
 
Supports educational and research activities in EAPS. Read more about how your gift can help.


Sven Treitel (1953) Graduate Student Support Fund (3312160)
Supports graduate student financial aid in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. Read more about the Sven Treitel (1953) Graduate Student Support Fund.


Theodore Richard Madden ’49 Fellowship Fund (3305800)

Supports graduate fellowships with a preference for students in geology and geophysics. Read more about the Theodore Richard Madden ’49 Fellowship Fund.


M. Nafi Toksöz Fellowship Fund (3311750)

Supports graduate fellowships with a preference for students in geophysics.  Read more about the M. Nafi Toksöz Fellowship Fund.


Lorenz Center Fund (3891230) 
Supports graduate fellows, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists who are engaged in curiosity-driven climate research in partnership with the Lorenz Center, EAPS. Read more about ways to support the Lorenz Center MORE


Rwanda Climate Observatory Project Fund (3908080) 

Supports equipment purchase and associated costs and installation of meteorological and atmospheric sampling instrumentation at the Climate Observatory in Rwanda. Read more about the Rwanda Climate Observatory MORE 


William F. Brace Annual Lecture Fund (3839360)
Gifts from alumni/ae and friends in memory of William F. Brace to support an annual lectureship in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences MORE


To make a gift, please visit the Ways to Give section of the MIT Giving web site. 

Donors may also choose to create named funds (either endowed or expendable) for professorships, laboratories, and fellowships. These gifts will have a lasting impact on the department, and provide an opportunity for donors or honorees to be recognized and remembered. Read more about named funds.

MIT is a 501(c)(3) institution, and your gift is tax-deductible within the limitations of U.S. federal income tax laws. Our tax identification number is 04-2103594.

How to make your gift

Cash gifts made by check should be payable to MIT, and mailed with your contribution form (pdf format) or a letter stating your gift’s purpose and including the fund number (see Giving Opportunities) to:

MIT Annual Fund

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

600 Memorial Drive, W98-200

Cambridge, MA 02139-4822

Phone: 617.253.8270

E-mail: giving [at] mit [dot] edu

For gifts on-line, memorial gifts, matching gifts, bank wire transfers, gifts of securities or other assets such as real estate, and for planned gifts, please visit the Ways to Give section of the MIT Giving web site.

For further information on giving opportunities or creating a named fund to benefit the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, please contact:

Angela Ellis, Senior Development Officer, 
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT
aellis [at] mit [dot] edu
617.253.5796

 

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For further information on giving opportunities or creating a named fund to benefit the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, please contact:

Angela Ellis, Senior Development Officer, 
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT
aellis [at] mit [dot] edu
617.253.5796

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