Mark L. Carter
Senior Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.1768

Reggie Jackson
Associate Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.1809

Jamie Killorin
Director of Gift Planning
Phone: 202.334.3833

Don't Let Year-End Sneak Up on You

There are just a few more weeks left to make a tax-deductible contribution to the NAS this year. Your support plays a critical role in everything we do, from our public engagement programs to our efforts to represent American science internationally. Above all, your gift gives science a strong and effective voice and promotes the best science for all humanity. Make a gift today before December 31st. Your participation matters.

Your Support Puts Science First

In the 2018 NAS fall annual appeal, President McNutt emphasizes that support of the NAS Annual Fund puts science first. Philanthropy allows the NAS to maintain and expand high-quality initiatives and proactively respond to emerging challenges. Join President McNutt by donating to the NAS Annual Fund to help strengthen the Academy to give science a strong and effective voice.

The Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics

Since the passing of Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani in 2017, the NAS has launched a fundraising initiative to create an endowment to rename the NAS Award in Mathematics to the "Maryam Mirzakhani Prize in Mathematics." Elected to the NAS in 2016 and the first woman to win the Fields Medal, we could think of nobody more deserving to have the NAS Award in Mathematics named after than Maryam. The prize will recognize early to mid-career mathematicians who have exhibited excellence in research in the mathematical sciences. Support our effort to honor Maryam by making a gift today or establishing a multi-year pledge by contacting Mark L. Carter, Director of Development, at

2017 By the Numbers

Many thanks to our members and friends who chose to give to the NAS last year. We know that there are many worthy causes, and we are pleased that the NAS is one you choose to support. We prepared a brief synopsis of the NAS’s 2017 highlights to share with you. Science improves society in so many ways, and private support allows the NAS to address complex and challenging scientific issues critical to our nation’s future. Read our 2017 By the Numbers impact statement to learn more about how your gift to the NAS helped science have a strong and effective voice.

NAS Surpasses Simons Foundation $10M Matching Grant

It’s been two years since the Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment Fund was created, and we are very pleased to report that thanks to the generous gifts from so many of our members and friends we surpassed our $10 million goal for the Endowment. This is a truly phenomenal accomplishment and a testament to the high regard with which we hold Ralph and Carol.

Thank you to all of the members, friends, and staff that stepped up to ensure we hit our goal by the May 31st deadline. In the final push to reach the goal, we achieved the largest single day of philanthropic giving in NAS history. We are grateful to the Cicerone Fund fundraising committee chaired by Dick Atkinson, as well as to the Kavli Foundation, whose generous gift closed a big gap at a crucial time.

In Ralph’s own words, the endowment will “help underpin the Academy’s roles in validating scientific excellence; enhancing the vitality of the scientific enterprise; guiding public policy with science; and communicating the nature, values, and judgements of science to government and the public.”

Thank you!

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