The Carl Sagan Foundation

MISSION STATEMENT

The Carl Sagan Foundation is a non-profit entity established to continue the planet-wide campaign of public science education that was so brilliantly conducted by its namesake throughout his career.

It seeks to further public understanding of the goals, methods and findings of science; to identify and challenge the misuse of science and high technology; to inspire the young to think critically and to consider career pathways in science. It sees its mission most urgently in those communities where exposure to science is likely to be minimal.

Our society is increasingly dependent on science and high technology. We believe that preserving and enhancing its democratic nature requires a citizenry of informed decision-makers. The Carl Sagan Foundation, through its sponsership of innovative approaches, institutions and individuals, aspires to help meet this pressing need.

The inaugural project of The Carl Sagan Foundation is The Carl Sagan Discovery Center at The Childres's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, New York.

The Carl Sagan Discovery Center will be the nation's first science learning initiative developed in conjunction with a major children's health care system, and housed within the walla of a children's hospital. The defining philosophy of The Children's Hospital at Montefiore will be a commitment to the principles of Family Centered Care -- the belief that the well being of children is dependent upon a respectful, collaborative partnership between families and the health care provider. The Carl Sagan Discovery Center will be a vital staging ground to advance the concept of family centered care at Montefiore, by empowering the young patients and their families with knowledge not only about their own health, but of the world and the universe around them.

Donations to The Carl Sagan Foundation are tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to The Carl Sagan Foundation, and mail your welcome contribution to:

The Carl Sagan Foundation
P.O. Box 4864
Ithaca, NY 14852-4864