Engage with us
It’s your chance to check in on your inner science geek and support the Buck at the same time. You’ll also have exclusive opportunities to learn about our latest research and have some fun with folks who share your passion for helping people live better longer.
Join a select group of key benefactors in a major initiative to accelerate our efforts.
Chris is available to discuss your personal philanthropic priorities and how they might fit with our strategic plan. Your interests will help shape our future.
Chris Sickels, Chief Officer of Institutional Advancement
Get involved and support our quest to end age-related diseases.
Lisa can tell you how you can participate, and talk to you about your interests in the science of aging and the exciting world of research and discovery.
Buck Ambassadors Council
The Buck Ambassadors Council (BAC) is the epicenter of the epicenter of aging research, the Buck Institute. Founded in 2010, the BAC is an international group of leaders from the fields of business, medicine, law, and technology who have united to spearhead a global network of advocacy for the Buck and its mission.
The Buck Institute’s women’s group, the Double X’s, is based on the Impact 100 model, which empowers women to improve lives by collectively funding significant grants that make a lasting impact in their communities.
The Buck Impact Circle is the perfect venue for supporters to get deeply immersed in the cutting-edge research underway at the Institute. Each year, Impact Circle members are presented with pitches from various labs for “big idea” projects that require seed funding to get off the ground. Typically, these are collaborations between multiple faculty and staff members that are at too early a stage to qualify for a government grant. Impact Circle members choose the project they would like to fund through two rounds of voting after all presentations are completed.
Lisa Palma, Director of Institutional Advancement
Become a part of the Buck community.
Jen can talk to you about your interest in the Buck, and how you can become part of the movement to help people live better longer.
Philanthropic gifts to the Buck Institute have the ability to affect real change in biomedical research aimed at extending the healthy years of life. Your gift of $250 or more makes you a member and will go toward helping Buck scientists discover new ways to live better longer.
With Buck science on the cusp of unlocking the mystery of the aging process and its connection to chronic disease, private support for basic research is now more important than ever!
Your gift can accelerate the pace of discovery. Private support gives Buck Institute scientists the flexibility to follow promising leads and quickly launch new studies before they are eligible for NIH grant support. Funding from private donors also supports the Institute’s physical growth, enabling the Buck to recruit the most talented faculty investigators and to support creative junior scientists as they begin their careers.
Jen León Caynan, Institutional Advancement Associate
Consider the Buck in your estate planning.
Steve can speak with you about your particular philanthropic interests and the ways you might include the Buck in a bequest or other planned gift.
Wills and bequests
The Buck Institute welcomes the generosity of donors who are considering bequests and other planned gifts. It was just such a gift from Beryl Buck that led to the founding of the Institute, meeting her desire “to extend help toward the problems of the aged” by creating a research organization that is “of national and international importance and significance [and] beneficial to all humankind.”
Bequests and other planned gifts represent a thoughtful decision to address the needs of future generations through research to extend the healthy years of life. We encourage you to inform the Institute of your plans and to permit us to express our gratitude to you now, rather than later to your executors. You may also use a free service to designate the Buck in your giving plans at FREEWILL.
Steve Lovette, Planned Giving
For general information, contact : Jen León Caynan
Institutional Advancement Associate