Donate As an Individual


Why Keystone Symposia


Keystone Symposia is committed to building a sustainable organization that will also allow us to continue to benefit our future generations of scientists. As we look to our future, we have identified these five areas in need of support:

  • Scholarship support for young investigators.
  • Diversity in all facets that reflect our global audience. Diversity also helps drive innovation.
  • Flexibility that allows us to program forward thinking research topics.
  • New initiatives such as professional skills development for young investigators.
  • Sustainability for the long-term health of Keystone Symposia.

Your gift to any one of the following funds will support these areas and directly impact and benefit our next generation of scientists.

Where to Give


50 Forward Fund – The Fifty Forward Fund is an unrestricted fund used towards Keystone Symposia’s core mission and initiatives.  This fund allows support for new opportunities, on an annual basis, enabling Keystone Symposia to invest in emerging and cutting-edge topics with the potential to transform research and medicine.

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Advancing Diversity in the Biological Sciences Endowment – This fund aims to bolster diversity among the scientific workforce, to build a future where biomedical and biological research encompasses and serves the interests of diverse populations. This fund will support our Fellows program, health disparities workshops and other programming for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. In addition, this fund will support scholarships for UR investigators and those from low-and-middle-income countries to access our meetings.

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Emerging Minds Endowment – This fund will invest in our mission to support the next generation of biomedical and life science workforce. This fund will support funding of scholarships for students, postdocs, and early-career investigators to attend our meetings and for career development forums.

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Emerging Topics Endowment – This fund will allow Keystone Symposia to invest in holding conferences in new research frontiers that bring together and create nascent scientific communities, allowing us to continue to lead the way in developing programs with cutting-edge topics that hold the promise of tomorrow’s scientific and medical breakthroughs. This fund allows investment in new research areas that hold great promise in revolutionizing science and medicine.

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Naming Opportunities/Endowments start at $50,000. – Endowments are a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy and help build a stronger, sustainable organization. For more information please call our Director of Individual Giving.

Ways to Give


There are many ways to make a gift. Options include a one-time gift or a monthly recurring gift, making a multi-year pledge, gifts of stock or a planned gift.

Donor Recognition

  • Founding member in our Friends of Keystone Symposia.
  • Acknowledged on our website and in our meeting publications.
  • Annual status report sharing how your gift was used and the impact it provided.
  • Invitation to special events.
  • Customized recognition.
  • Naming opportunities.

Tribute Gifts


A Tribute gift is a personal way to recognize an individual by dedicating a gift to Keystone Symposia in their name. Three ways a Tribute gift can be made are in honor, in memory, and in celebration.

Contact the Director of Individual Giving


Deanna Haas
Director of Individual Giving
Phone: +1 970-262-2676
Fax: +1 970-262-1525
Email Deanna