Why Support IAS?

We invite you to be one of the Institute’s valued philanthropic partners. By joining us, you will be part of the next generation of donors who recognize that the pursuit of new knowledge for knowledge’s sake is a brilliant investment in the future. Every dollar given to the Institute has a tremendous multiplier effect, influencing universities, programs, and fields of study and inquiry around the world. 

Your gift to the Institute will endorse the importance and effectiveness of the Institute’s mission of supporting independent, curiosity-driven research. It will continue to support our unique environment for cultivating and nurturing new ideas and fields of inquiry. It will invest in our extraordinary Faculty and our ability to attract Members internationally--and to facilitate their critical foundational research. It will launch new conversations that span the world and the ages. 

Make a gift online now or contact our Development Staff for further information.

Carl P. Feinberg

“I’ve always considered the Institute to be unique and unrivaled as a center for unconstrained research, and I’m grateful that I can support its mission.”
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David Rubenstein Donates $20 Million for New Building at the Institute for Advanced Study

A $20 million gift to the Institute for Advanced Study from businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, a Trustee of the Institute, will have a transformative impact on intellectual and communal life at one of the world’s leading centers for fundamental research. This donation from Mr. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, will support the creation of a new building on the Institute campus to be known as the Rubenstein Commons. The Commons is conceived as a welcoming and flexible environment for interaction among the permanent Faculty and visiting scholars, and will greatly enhance the Institute’s role as a convener of academic thought and activities across the sciences, humanities and social sciences. The gift also helped to ensure the successful completion of the Campaign for the Institute, which concluded on June 30.
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New Membership in Near Eastern Studies Created in Honor of Patricia Crone

A new Membership has been established in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in honor of Patricia Crone, Professor Emerita in the School, who died in July after a courageous fight against cancer. A Patricia Crone Membership has been created with Crone’s generous designation of a significant portion of her estate to support a visiting scholar in Near Eastern studies, an area that she helped to build and strengthen at the Institute during her tenure. Gifts made to the Institute in Crone’s memory will be added to the Patricia Crone Fund.
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Scott Tremaine

Richard Black Professor

“I always feel that my donations to IAS have more impact than they would if they went to universities–both because the Institute relies far more heavily on its endowment and because it punches far above its weight class in the academic world.”