Giving to NAS
NAS Annual Fund
Gifts to the NAS Annual Fund are among the most valuable because they provide the resources to initiate timely, important activities and to expand dissemination of the Academy’s work to a broader audience for greater impact. Your unrestricted gift to the Annual Fund enables the Academy to sponsor symposia, roundtables, lectures, and forums on critical, national issues as well as to create innovative mechanisms—both in print and on the web—to share our work with the general public. The Annual Fund offers the Academy much-needed flexibility to directly apply funds where it will make the greatest impact. Most importantly, your unrestricted support enables the NAS to tackle the right question at the right time and effectively communicate the results to the right people.
Gifts to the NAS General Endowment provide permanent financial support for important initiatives of the Academy.
Highlighted below are some programs of the NAS that could also use your support.
» Committee on Human Rights (CHR)
The Committee on Human Rights (CHR) began its work in 1976 by publicly denouncing the unjust treatment of eight scientific colleagues in Argentina, Uruguay, and the Soviet Union. Thirty-five years later, thousands of appeals have been made and more than 1,000 cases have been resolved. Your gift aids the humanitarian work of the Committee and, thus, the cause of persecuted scientists around the world.
» Cultural Programs (CPNAS)
Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) sponsors activities that explore the intersections among the arts, science, medicine, engineering, and popular culture. These include art exhibitions, lectures, films, concerts, the DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous, and the African American History Program. Your donation helps the NAS to fulfill its civic responsibility and ensure that these programs, offered to the public at no charge, can continue.
» Koshland Science Museum
The Marian Koshland Science Museum engages the general public in current scientific issues with state-of-the-art exhibits, public events, and educational programs that provide information to stimulate discussion and provide insight into how science supports decision-making. As “advisers to the nation on science, engineering and medicine,” some studies conducted by the Academy inform and educate the public through exhibits presented by the Museum. The exhibits permit visitors to visualize the effects of public policy decisions on their daily lives and, more broadly, on the nation and the planet.
» Distinctive Voices
The Distinctive Voices lecture series highlights innovations, discoveries, and emerging issues in an exciting and engaging public forum. Your gift will help us to continue to increase science literary in local communities.
» Kavli Frontiers of Science
The Academy's Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia bring together outstanding young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in a broad range of disciplines. The symposia help to remove communication barriers between fields and encourage collaborations among some of the world's best and brightest young scientists.
If you have questions about giving to the NAS or would like to make a gift by phone, please contact Mark Carter, Senior Director of Development at (202) 334-1768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.