Andrew Ho
Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.1854

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

Stephen Quake

July 15, 2022 — As you walk up the stairs from Constitution Avenue to the NAS Building, you will notice a new plaque on the uppermost section of the walkway. Dr. Stephen Quake, an NAS, NAE, and NAM member, named this walkway section outside the NAS Building in honor of his parents, Ronald and Edith. "My parents were both first-generation college students and always emphasized the importance of school and higher education – which ultimately inspired me to pursue a career in science as a university professor."

Earlier this year, The National Academy of Sciences received a $250,000 gift from Dr. Stephen Quake to establish the Stephen R. Quake Fund. This fund will be used to support the mission of the NAS. "Supporting the NAS was an easy decision for me. The NAS stands for knowledge and the value of science, values which are embedded in our family." Read more

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