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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. You may also contact Jennifer Eccles, Vice President of Development at 626-204-0566 or

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

Arizona State University

Linda Raish
Director of Development, Natural Sciences
+1 480-727-2767

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

FAPESP – The São Paulo Research Foundation

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

Randy Lunsford
Director of Development
+1 979 845-6474

The University of Texas at Austin

Taft Armandroff
Director, McDonald Observatory
+1 512 471 3300

University of Arizona

Cheryl Tomoeda
Senior Director of Development
+1 520 621 1787

University of Chicago

Bill Lynerd
Associate Dean and Director of Development, Physical Sciences Division
+1 773 702 3751