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Ways to Support MSRI

MSRI’s annual giving program supports all aspects of the Institute’s mission: Knowledge & Research, K–12 Education, and Public Programs & Initiatives. With your gift, you will become a member of the Archimedes Society. Members of the Archimedes Society receive  a set of greeting cards featuring the mathematician of your donation level, a copy of the biannual Emissary newsletter & recognition in the spring issue, reserved seating at a number of MSRI events, and an invitation to a reception during the annual Joint Mathematics Meeting.

The Museion Society, named after Musaeum, the Hall of the Muses in ancient Alexandria, recognizes our friends who support MSRI with gifts of $5,040 or more. Museion members enjoy all the benefits of the Archimedes Society, and they are invited to three exclusive dinners with lectures in the Bay Area and in New York. Giving levels of the Museion Society include Hypatia ($10,000+) and Euclid ($25,000+).

Unrestricted Gifts to the Endowment benefit MSRI in perpetuity. The Endowment is MSRI’s savings account: your gift to the endowment will be carefully and prudently invested to generate a steady stream of income. A gift to the endowment helps to ensure MSRI independence in the future.

MSRI accepts Restricted Gifts to underwrite a project or a postdoctoral fellowship temporarily through a Major Gift or in perpetuity through a Named Endowment. We currently have six named postdoc fellowships.

A Planned Gift in the form of a bequest may enable you to make a substantial gift to the Institute, ensuring that MSRI remains strong in the future. Planned gifts may help reduce capital gains and estate taxes. Friends who include MSRI in their will or have made other stipulations for a gift from their estate become members of the Gauss Society and receive invitations to our Museion dinners and to a reception during the annual Joint Mathematics Meeting.

The Hilbert Society recognizes our most generous supporters whose leadership and commitment ensures MSRI continues to thrive as one of the world’s leading mathematics research centers. Annual membership is awarded to donors of $100,000 or more per year. Donors whose cumulative giving reaches $1 Million become lifetime members of the Hilbert Society.

Individuals can make a significant impact on the life of the Institute, on mathematics, and on scientific research by contributing to MSRI. Annual Fund gifts are recognized in the Archimedes Society. Planned gifts are recognized in the Gauss Society.