Giving to NAS

Philanthropic Societies

We appreciate the significant financial contributions our donors make in support of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and its initiatives. Their generosity enhances the impact of the NAS' work and supports its vital role as scientific advisor to the nation.

Cumulative Giving

Cumulative giving societies recognize NAS members and friends who make significant lifetime contributions. Below is a list of the philnanthropic societies at the NAS.

The Einstein Society recognizes NAS members and friends whose cumulative giving is $100,000 or more. In honor of their contributions, they are:

  • Recognized on a permanent plaque, displayed at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC;
  • Given a replica of the famous Einstein sculpture by Robert Berks, located on the grounds of the Academy’s landmark building in Washington, DC;
  • Listed in the annual Report of the Treasurer of the NAS.

The Elkan Blout Society recognizes NAS members whose cumulative giving is $20,000 to $99,999. In honor of their contributions, NAS members are:

  • Recognized on a permanent plaque, displayed at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC;
  • Listed in the annual Report of the Treasurer of the NAS.

Annual Giving

Annual giving societies recognize gifts or pledges of $1,000 or more made during the calendar year by NAS members and friends. All annual giving society members are recognized in the annual Report of the Treasurer of the NAS. Membership is based on the following annual giving levels:

The Catalyst Society: $10,000 or more

The Rosette Society: $5,000–$9,999

The Challenge Society: $2,500–$4,999

The Charter Society: $1,000–$2,499

Planned Giving

The Heritage Society recognizes NAS members and friends for the thoughtful gesture of planning a gift today that provides for the future. This Society comprises individuals who include a bequest in their will or plan another type of deferred gift to the NAS.

Your participation in the Heritage Society demonstrates your desire to leave a lasting legacy that upholds the value of science through the critically important work that is done by the NAS. Planned gifts help build the NAS endowment, thus securing its long-term strength.

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 mlcarter@nas.edu.

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