Andrew Ho
Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.2431

Your Support is Vital to Our Work

With the generous support of our members and friends, the National Academy of Sciences is able to take on society’s most pressing challenges, providing leadership and guidance to the nation and world. From establishing endowments to annual fund support, the NAS relies on contributions from members and friends to make a difference.

Your philanthropic support underpins our ability to address critical issues and catalyze action on problems that affect everyone. Most importantly, you help us to provide leadership and make an impact on public policy in the United States and abroad.

Read the most recent appeal letter from President McNutt to learn more about how your philanthropic support strengthens our voice and ensures the Academy is nimble and strategic when responding to urgen challenges in the nation and around the world.

Make your impact and support science by making a gift today!

Take a Seat in History

The National Academy of Sciences Building stands as a “Temple of Science” described by former NAS president Charles D. Walcott as, “the place where the creative mind will be able to do much to bring about a better existence for the future people of the world.” You have the chance to honor members, friends, family, and colleagues—while also helping the NAS make science work for humanity—by naming a seat in the Fred Kavli Auditorium of the historic NAS Building. Use our online donation form to take your seat in history today by making an unrestricted gift of $5,000. If you would like more information about how to make a pledge, please contact NAS Director of Development Andrew Ho.

Donor Spotlight

Mary Jane Osborn

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has received a $1.9 million unrestricted bequest from the estate of Mary Jane Osborn. This generous gift will be directed to the NAS unrestricted endowment and will provide critical ongoing support for a number of NAS activities, programs, and initiatives. Dr. Osborn was elected to the NAS in 1978 and served on the NAS Council from 1990 to 1993, before her death in 2019 at the age of 91.

NAS President Marcia McNutt said, “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the pressure it has placed on the Academy’s unrestricted resources to meet the need for timely advice tailored to the crisis has underscored the importance of a healthy endowment to meet all of our ongoing priorities. Unrestricted gifts like Dr. Osborn’s ensure that we continue to advance the NAS mission broadly while responding to immediate crises facing our nation and world.” Read more.

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