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Basic Science Leads the Way to Discovery and Knowledge
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is a leader in advancing groundbreaking scientific discovery. The MBL is the catalyst for fundamental breakthroughs that improve our understanding of life and the environment. These breakthroughs have a positive impact on the human condition and our ability to understand climate change.
The MBL is the original think tank, the national laboratory for biology, and a crossroads for the life sciences. Our brand of pedagogy – learning by doing – is so powerful because it brings together the best scientific minds in a creative atmosphere.
Your support is an essential part of what makes the MBL unique, building and sustaining world-renowned research and education programs.
Strengthen our capacity for future growth
Unlike other forms of philanthropy, Annual Fund gifts are unrestricted, allowing your gift to go to work immediately to support and enhance the MBL’s core programs.
Help students grow into productive researchers and teachers
Thousands of scientists around the globe attribute their inspiration to the MBL’s life-changing, career-launching courses. Your gift to the Alumni Fund helps the MBL’s scientific courses, workshops, and internships make a real difference in the world.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Honor someone special to you by supporting the MBL mission
A tribute or memorial donation is a meaningful way to help the MBL advance scientific knowledge for the benefit of humankind.
Provide support to the MBL for a vital future
Planned giving options -- including bequests, life income gifts, and real estate or retirement plan asset gifts -- offer special advantages, such as increased tax benefits or an income stream.
Publicly demonstrate your ongoing support of MBL’s mission
The MBL has many attractive naming opportunities to support our programs in perpetuity, like Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships.