How to Give

If you would like to contribute to the Center, contact us at or call 970-925-2585. You may make donations below or mail a check to the Aspen Center for Physics at 700 W Gillespie, Aspen, CO 81611. To inquire about legacy gifts, gifts of stock, and naming opportunities, please contact Emily Taylor, Communications and Development Manager, at or call 970-925-2589. Aspen Center for Physics is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. All donations are greatly appreciated and completely tax-deductible.

Together, we can push the boundaries of knowledge of the workings of the universe, from the smallest scales to the largest. Supporting the Aspen Center for Physics is one of the soundest investments you can make in the future. Physics research is at the root of many technological and environmental innovations that continue to improve the quality of life worldwide.

Aspen Center for Physics is an ideas incubator, a place where scientists from all over the world come to collaborate and re-imagine the future. The Center is an iconic institution, with a scientific impact far beyond its small budget. We hope you will consider supporting this meaningful work today.


Emily Taylor

Communications and Development Manager

700 W Gillespie Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the universe

How You Can Make An Impact

  • Annual FundOur annual fund is designated by the Board of Trustees to further Center programs, including our summer workshops and winter conferences.
  • Circle of FriendsJoin the Aspen Center for Physics as a Circle of Friends member to be part of a community of individuals who make it possible for us to move the frontiers of science forward. Our Circle of Friends members receive exclusive invitations to physics events each year, and meet-and-greets with our top physicists. We hope you join us with a donation at the $1,000 level or above to become a Circle of Friends member.
  • Capital CampaignHelp us create a dynamic and flourishing campus where physicists from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and perspectives are housed on-site, fully immersed in our program and free from distractions.
  • Legacy GivingA planned gift is a lasting investment in the Aspen Center for Physics, advancing our mission and ensuring our ability to provide a “circle of serenity” for thousands of theoretical physicists, as we have done for more than 50 years. Your gift from a will, trust, or financial account will help support the Center for years to come and leaves a lasting legacy for science.
  • Bicycle FundSupports the fleet of bicycles which are available free to physicists.
  • The Paula Johnson Family Support FundEases the financial burden of bringing physicists’ families to Aspen and provides support where needed, including childcare assistance and family activities.
  • Ramond Family FundGoes to young families to enjoy their time together in Aspen.
  • Tree FundOne of the defining aspects of our campus is our landscaping, including a wide variety of local trees which provide shade to physicists working and meeting outside. This fund supports our effort to replace old aspen trees and develop a mixed forest.
  • Trustee FundThe Trustee Fund was created by gifts from Trustees for young physicists. This fund honors late former trustees of the Center.