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.
We are available to discuss your personal philanthropic priorities and how they might fit with our strategic plan. Your interests will help shape our future.
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.
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.
Help advocate for the next generation of scientists by supporting students interested in STEM education and careers. Our Learning Center welcomes support for Summer Scholars, Summer Camps and other K-12 activities. We also have opportunities to support a diverse community of talented graduate students and fellows, as well as expand our Lifelong Learning opportunities for adults in our communities and globally.
Become a part of the Buck community. Join today!
Become a Community Member for $250
- Automatically subscribed to receive “Buck Breakthroughs” our quarterly electronic newsletter
- Annual Membership Event – a state of the science Buck talk
- Advance invitation to Buck community events
- Early registration for our Lifelong Learning 6-week Course series before offered to general public. (Typically sells out within hours!)
Join the Buck Academy for $1,000
- All of the above from Community Membership
- Automatically subscribed to receive Buck Blog notifications (bi-monthly)
- Exclusive access to the Buck Ensemble program (3-4 events a year), integrating science and music
Another Opportunity to Support the Buck
Make us your favorite charitable organization through AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Buck every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Buck. Visit smile.amazon.com and choose Buck Institute for Research on Aging as your favorite charitable organization. It’s an easy way to help the Buck! Thank you!
Consider the Buck in your estate planning.
We 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.
For general information, contact : Lisa Palma
Director of Philanthropy