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Reggie Jackson
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Email: rjackson@nas.edu

Recognition Societies

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

Lifetime Recognition Societies

Lifetime recognition societies recognize NAS members and friends who make significant lifetime contributions. Below is a list of the lifetime recognition societies.

The Abraham Lincoln Society acknowledges members and friends whose lifetime giving is $1M or more. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented a framed medal inscribed with Abraham Lincoln’s picture and lapel pin;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Listed in academy publications;
  • Sent personalized birthday cards; and
  • Invited to exclusive events happening at the National Academies.

The Benjamin Franklin Society acknowledges members and friends whose lifetime giving is $500,000 to $999,999. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented a framed medal inscribed with Benjamin Franklin’s picture;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Listed in academy publications; and
  • Invited to exclusive events happening at the National Academies.

The Marie Curie Society acknowledges members and friends whose lifetime giving is $250,000 to $499,999. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented a framed medal inscribed with Marie Curie’s picture;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA; and
  • Listed in academy publications.

The Albert Einstein Society acknowledges members and friends whose cumulative giving is $100,000 to $249,999. In honor of their contributions, society members are:

  • Presented a replica of the Albert Einstein sculpture by Robert Berks, located on the grounds of the NAS Building in Washington, DC, with personalized nameplate;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA; and
  • Listed in academy publications.

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

  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events; and
  • Listed in the annual Report of the Treasurer.

Annual Recognition Societies

Annual recognition societies acknowledge 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: $50,000 or more‚Ä®
The Rosette Society: $25,000–$49,999
The Challenge Society: $10,000–$24,999
The Charter Society: $1,000–$9,999

Loyalty Society

The Loyalty Society recognizes members and friends who have made gifts to the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and/or National Academy of Medicine for at least 20 years. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Invited to annual academy events; and
  • Listed in academy publications.

Planned Giving Recognition

The Heritage Society celebrates members and friends who have planned a gift today that provides for the future. We gratefully recognize individuals who make a bequest, beneficiary designation, or another type of planned gift to the National Academies.

Members of the Heritage Society have provided a legacy gift that upholds the mission of the National Academies. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented with a cast Heritage Society medal;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Listed in academy publications; and
  • Sent personalized birthday cards.

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