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Annual Giving


Annual Fund
With annual donations of $100 you become a member in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association. Members receive selected Laboratory publications, invitations to CSHL events and benefits, monthly net-letters, and a 10% discount to the CSHL book store. Donors of $300 or more are eligible for guest passes to our cultural series concerts and lectures. Make your donation in memory of or in honor of a loved one and we will provide written acknowledgment of our gratitude to you and family members and friends.

Unlike many well-known research and educational institutions that rely heavily on government funding, CSHL does not offer tenure, focusing instead on launching the careers of exceptionally motivated young scientists. Your unrestricted donation to the annual fund helps jump-start early stage and risky research projects before they are eligible for government grants. This is an important reason for CSHL’s #1 rating among the world’s top 20 institutions in molecular biology and genetics (per Thomson Reuters) for cited research publications.

Corporate Advisory Board
The Corporate Advisory Board is composed of local business leaders with a primary goal of raising funds through our annual golf tournament and raising awareness for the Laboratory throughout the business community.  

For additional information, please contact Karen Orzel, 516-367-6886, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


President’s Council
President’s Council members donate $25,000 or more each year to help support CSHL Fellows, exceptionally talented young scientists who show the capacity for high-level, independent research.

Council members are invited annually to special events culminating in a weekend retreat focusing on a stimulating scientific topic of public interest led by leaders in science and industry.

For additional information, please contact Diane Fagiola, 516-367-8471, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


*All donations are generously matched by an anonymous donor.