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Andrew Ho
Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.2431
Email: aho@nas.edu

Giving 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 Giving Societies

Lifetime giving societies recognize NAS members and friends who make significant lifetime contributions. Below is a list of the lifetime giving 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; 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. The Friends of the NAS Society acknowledges friends of the National Academy of Sciences whose cumulative giving is $20,000 to $99,999. In honor of their contributions, members of both societies 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 Giving Society

The Great Hall Society is the National Academies’ new leadership annual giving society. The support of Great Hall Society members embodies the aspirational heights of the Great Hall located in our historic National Academy of Science (NAS) Building. With leadership-level support, the National Academies can enrich the industries of science, engineering, and medicine and proactively advise the most urgent and unexpected policy matters. These distinguished donors make gifts or recurring gifts with an annual total of $5,000 or more across the National Academies in a calendar year.

  • Gold Level: $10,000 or more
  • Silver Level: $5,000–$9,999

Loyalty Society

Loyal donors are the cornerstone of the National Academies’ success, providing the sustaining means by which the Academies can carry out its mission to facilitate solutions to complex challenges by mobilizing expertise, practice, and knowledge in science, engineering, and medicine. To recognize this important commitment, the Loyalty Society of the National Academies honors Academy members and friends who understand the impact of annual giving and have made consecutive annual gifts to the National Academies for giving milestones of 3, 10, and 20 years or more.

Planned Giving

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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