Thank you for your interest in supporting the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy.

The mission of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE) is to develop technologies and institutions to ensure a sufficient supply of environmentally sustainable energy for all humanity. To meet this goal, the Center supports research programs in energy science, engineering and policy across Columbia University to develop technical and policy solutions that will satisfy the world’s future energy needs without threatening to destabilize the Earth’s natural systems. With a talented team of international scholars, visiting professors, and research fellows, we are well-positioned to address the pressing energy challenges of our time; however, public and private support is crucial.

We welcome support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

By supporting the LCSE, our partners invest directly in these research efforts.  It is this investment and partnership that enables us to reach a broader audience and develop public support for new approaches to energy production and usage, and helps us educate the next generation of scientists who will continue to make significant contributions to sustainable energy technologies.

To make a tax-deductible gift to the Lenfest Center, please visit our giving page and follow these instructions:

· Choose “Other” in the drop down menu

· Enter Gift Amount

· Click “Next”

· In “Comments/Special Instructions,” please type “Support LCSE”

· Click “Next” and continue as directed

You may also contribute by check made out to Columbia University with LCSE in the Memo line. Checks must be accompanied by a separate note indicating that your gift is for the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at the Earth Institute, and mailed to:

Office of Funding Initiatives
The Earth Institute, Columbia University
2910 Broadway
Hogan Hall, Level A
New York, NY 10025

Unrestricted support allows us to direct funds towards areas of greatest need and/or provide seed funding for new projects. If you are interested in making a leadership gift or supporting a particular research initiative, please contact Lisa Phillips, Executive Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at or 212-854-2417.

Corporate Partnership benefits include membership in the Earth Institute Corporate Circle. Please email Lisa Phillips at for more information about opportunities for your organization to engage with our researchers.