Contact

Mark L. Carter
Senior Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.1768
Email: mlcarter@nas.edu

Reggie Jackson
Associate Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.1809
Email: rjackson@nas.edu

Thank You for Your Support in 2018

The Office of Development would like to thank all of our members, friends, and staff who supported the National Academy of Sciences in 2018. We know that there are many worthy causes, and we are pleased that you chose to support the NAS. Private support plays a critical role in everything we do—from public engagement programs, to the work of our Committee on Human Rights, to our efforts to represent American science internationally, to our core role as advisors to the nation.

Thank you again for all that you did for the Academy last year. In the coming weeks, look for a report highlighting the impact of philanthropic support on the NAS in 2018.

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 MLCarter@nas.edu.

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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