Support the Buck

Together we can ensure that our scientists continue their work to help us all live better longer.

Be a part of
our future

The Buck, as the first independent biomedical research institute in the world focused solely on the basic science of aging, had a running start in geroscience. Since opening its doors in 1999 with a founding president and five faculty, the Buck has grown to include over 200 scientists and staff from 34 different countries, all working with a focus on complex research that accelerates our understanding of aging through science. Now we are ready to put that remarkable headway to the test in human clinical trials of therapies for age-related diseases.

Aging is the next big question in biology. The field is exploding,
 and it is clear that it’s going to change the landscape of biomedical 
interventions and research.

Judy Campisi, PhD

Talk with us

There are many ways, both big and small, to become a part of the Buck community and get an insider’s view to the latest research and developments into ending age-related disease. We’d love to chat.

Schedule a meeting

Make an appointment to meet with a Buck development specialist to learn how you can include the Buck among your charitable priorities.

Give us a call

Talk with us today. We’re here to help, provide information, and answer any questions you may have.

Donate online

Make a gift online or through the mail:

8001 Redwood Boulevard
Novato, CA 94945

Please make checks payable to:
The Buck Institute
Tax ID#: 94-3030609

Chris Sickels

Chief Officer of Institutional Advancement
CSickels@buckinstitute.org
415-209-2087

Lisa Palma

Director of Institutional Advancement
LPalma@buckinstitute.org
415-209-2027

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 415-209-2087 csickels@buckinstitute.org
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.
Double X
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.
Impact Circle
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 415-209-2027 lpalma@buckinstitute.org
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.
Member

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 415-209-2246  jcaynan@buckinstitute.org
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 415-209-2044 plannedgiving@buckinstitute.org

For general information, contact : Jen León Caynan
Institutional Advancement Associate jcaynan@buckinstitute.org  415-209-2246