Other Ways to Give

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsors can have an enormous impact on McDonald Observatory’s education and outreach programs while also connecting with brand recognition to McDonald Observatory fans, friends, and audiences. For information on current sponsorship opportunities, please contact Katie Kizziar, Assistant Director for Education & Outreach.

Endowments and Gift Planning

Endowed gifts and gifts made to the Observatory through gift planning create a legacy and support the Observatory for generations to come.

By contributing to or establishing an endowment, you can support McDonald Observatory’s work in education and outreach in perpetuity. For information, please contact McDonald Observatory Director of Development Keary Kinch at 202-270-1601.

Matching Gifts

More than a thousand corporations will match employee gifts to a non-profit organization. When giving to McDonald Observatory, please check to see if your employer supports employee giving at our Matching Gift Information site.


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