Mark L. Carter
Senior Director of Development
National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202.334.1768

A Stock Gift Could Be a Great Year-End Option for You!

There are just a few more weeks to make a tax-deductible contribution in support of the NAS this year. Donating appreciated securities could be a great option for you, with markets reaching new highs. Stock gifts support science-based advice on critical issues facing our nation while saving you capital gains tax and giving you a tax deduction for the full fair market value of your shares. Stock gifts are easy; just give these instructions to your broker.

Join the NAS for Giving Tuesday

On November 28th, the NAS will be participating in its fourth annual Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable season and celebrates philanthropy.

You can join the movement by making a tax deductible contribution to the NAS and support our efforts to defend the integrity and independence of science by communicating its consensus to a broader audience.

Additionally, gifts to the NAS in support of the Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment Fund will have double the impact through a match by the Simons Foundation. Be on the lookout for updates from us on how to participate and follow along later this month.

Fall 2017 Annual Appeal

In the 2017 NAS Fall Annual Appeal, President McNutt highlights why the Academy’s responsibility to provide independent, evidence-based advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology is more necessary now than ever before. Effective communication with policy makers, industry representatives, and the public will be an integral part of the NAS’ future, and your philanthropic support is an essential part of that process. Join President McNutt and your fellow NAS members by making a gift to the NAS Annual Fund to help strengthen the Academy and give science a strong voice to better engage the public and policy makers with evidence-based science.

2016 Stewardship Report

Thank you to all of our members and friends who supported the NAS in 2016. Support from donors like you allows the NAS to serve as a leading voice for factual scientific consensus on issues that affect not only our nation, but the world as a whole. The 2016 Stewardship Report was created to provide you, the donor, with an overview of how your support made an impact. Private contributions to the NAS saw a 48% increase when compared to 2015, and unrestricted endowment gifts totaled $22 million. You’ll find many more highlights like these in the NAS 2016 Stewardship Report. Read our 2016 Stewardship Report to learn more about how your gift to the NAS helped science have a strong and effective voice.

Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment for NAS Missions

Announced at the 153rd NAS Annual Meeting, the Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment Fund will strengthen the Academy and provide future NAS presidents with unrestricted resources to flexibly respond to immediate and long-term issues. Additionally, it will:

  • Allow NAS to provide timely leadership on emerging, cutting-edge issues in science through new programs and policy studies.
  • "Help underpin the Academy’s roles: to validate scientific excellence; enhance the vitality of the scientific enterprise; guide public policy with science; and communicate the nature, values, and judgments of science to government and the public.“—Ralph Cicerone

Financial Independence

The NAS is an independent non-profit institution that does not receive an annual appropriation from Congress but instead is reimbursed on a project-by-project basis. Endowment income and private support are critical for the Academy to address urgent issues that government agencies or other entities are unable or unwilling to support.

Expanding the unrestricted portion of the NAS endowment is vitally important. The Cicerone Endowment Fund is a first step on a longer journey.

Double the Impact of Your Gift

The overall fundraising goal is $20 million. To help us reach this goal, the Simons Foundation has graciously issued a $10 million challenge gift to inspire and encourage others to invest in the future of science in America.

Your gift, pledge or bequest to the endowment will be matched and will initiate new projects and leverage other funding on urgent scientific activities. Your support not only honors the Cicerones, but also strengthens the foundation for the Academy's future. Read the press release announcing this ambitious challenge.

Please make a gift now.

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