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The Giant Magellan Telescope promises to revolutionize our view and understanding of the universe and could detect signatures of life on nearby planets. The GMT project is the work of a distinguished international consortium of leading universities and science institutions.

If you would like to learn more about philanthropy at the Giant Magellan Telescope, Robert Shelton, President, may be contacted by email or via phone at +1 626-204-0525.

To make a gift to support the Giant Magellan Telescope project, please contact one of the professionals from our institutional members listed below.

Astronomy Australia Ltd.

Mark McAuley
Chief Executive Officer

The Australian National University

Martha Evans
Associate Director of Engagement and Outreach
+1 202 797 3373

Carnegie Institution for Science

Ann McElwain
Chief Development Officer
+1 202 939 1145

The São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP

João Steiner
Professor of Astronomy

Harvard University

Charles Alcock
Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
+1 617 495 7102

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)

Byeong-Gon Park
Manager, Center for Large Telescopes

Smithsonian Institution

Sharon Allen
Chief Advancement & External Affairs Officer
+1 617 495 7410

Texas A&M University

Don Birkelbach
Senior Director of Major Gifts
+1 979 845 7560

University of Arizona

Ruth McCutcheon
Director of Development
+1 520 621 7890

University of Chicago

Bill Lynerd
Director of Development and External Relations
+1 773 834 1960

The University of Texas at Austin

Carolyn Porter
Director of Development
+1 512 471 1305