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Margaret Crane and David Stevens Crane

“​​Action is urgently needed now more than ever, especially for future generations. The focus on using climate science to inform public policy at local, federal, and global levels is one of the reasons we’re proud to support Woodwell!”

– Margaret Crane & David Stevens Crane


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A comprehensive guide to estate planning and ways to create a legacy with Woodwell Climate. Learn more


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We have a bold and ambitious strategic plan to meet this moment of urgency and opportunity:

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Ways of Giving

Annual giving

Gifts of all sizes help our scientists conduct cutting-edge research and work with a worldwide network of partners to combat climate change. Make your gift monthly, amplify your impact with an employer match, or honor others with your giving.

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Leadership and legacy giving

Leadership gifts strengthen Woodwell Climate's mission; enable innovative, high-impact initiatives; and buffer the volatility of funding availability and economic cycles.

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Foundations and corporations

Foundations and corporations are important strategic partners, fueling the research and collaborations needed to transform science into action. Fund a specific initiative, or provide vital, unrestricted resources for our scientists.

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Climate Champions

Support climate science for change by becoming a monthly donor to Woodwell Climate.

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It’s easy to give any way you prefer – online, mail your gift, give by phone with your credit card, or make a gift of cash by wire or ACH. Please contact Leah George for wire transfer details.

Woodwell Climate Research Center
Development Office
149 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, MA 02540

A bequest is a simple and popular way to partner in the Center’s future by naming Woodwell Climate as a beneficiary in your will. You don’t need to be wealthy to leave a legacy bequest, but you do need a will. Woodwell has partnered with FreeWill to assist you with this process. You will have the opportunity to leave a bequest to the Center if you so choose. It’s 100% free for you to use, and most people finish in 20 minutes or less. To learn more, visit

Donors aged 70 1/2 and older with traditional IRAs are eligible to benefit from an IRA gift. This kind of gift is usually 100% tax-free and allows you to support Woodwell’s climate science research without increasing your taxable income. For donors age 72 and older, an IRA gift can also count toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), without the taxes associated with regular IRA withdrawals. Please consult your financial advisor or contact Beth Bagley with any questions.

Our Tax ID # is 04-3005094

A gift of appreciated stock or other assets allows you to claim a charitable deduction on the full market value—with no capital gains tax on the appreciation. Please contact Leah George so that we can provide the necessary information and properly acknowledge your gift.

Our Tax ID # is 04-3005094

Increase your giving impact through your employer’s matching gift program. Most employers will match any charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses.

If you have a donor advised fund participating in DAF Direct, you can recommend grants to the Woodwell Climate Research Center.

We are now accepting gifts of cryptocurrency through The Giving Block. Because a donation of cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, donors don’t owe capital gains tax on the appreciated crypto that is donated. Typically, donors can deduct the fair market value of the donation on their taxes. To learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, visit

Celebrate special birthdays, milestones, or the joy of community – in person or virtually – and support climate science. GoFundMe is an easy-to-use tool, an we are here to guide you through the process.

Vehicle donations are tax deductible and benefit Woodwell Climate’s mission. It’s more than cars – you can donate trucks, boats, planes, motorcycles, RVs and heavy farm equipment, too. It doesn’t matter if it’s running or not.

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Does your solar PV system create a credit on your electric bill? You can transfer that credit to Woodwell Climate to help us keep the lights on and the computers running! Contact your utility or solar installer and have them send you a Schedule Z form to set up the transfer.

At Woodwell Climate Research Center, we’re doing cutting-edge science that drives real-world change. Join us in combatting the climate crisis today.

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Meet our team

Our Development team is committed to working with you to make supporting our work easy and fulfilling. We look forward to hearing from you!

Photo of Leslie Kolterman Leslie Kolterman Chief Philanthropic Officer
Photo of Beth Brazil Beth Brazil Senior Director of Foundation & Corporate Partnerships
Photo of Chris Boudreaux Director of Annual Giving & Donor Engagement
Photo of Alec Andress Alec Andress Development Coordinator for Foundation Relations
Photo of Paula Beckerle Paula C. Beckerle Senior Associate for Development Operations
Photo of Leah George Leah George Manager of Development Operations & Data Systems
Photo of Morgan Joseph Morgan Joseph Development Coordinator for Individual Giving
Photo of Sarah Moore Sarah Moore Manager for Foundation Relations