Contact

Mark L. Carter
Senior Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.1768
Email: mlcarter@nas.edu

Reggie Jackson
Associate Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.1809
Email: rjackson@nas.edu

Jamie Killorin
Director of Gift Planning
Phone: 202.334.3833
Email: jkillorin@nas.edu

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 philanthropic 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: $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, or National Academy of Medicine for at least 20 years.

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 NAS.

Members of the Heritage Society have provided a legacy gift that upholds the mission of the NAS. We honor these individuals by:

  • Listing their names on the donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Presenting them with a cast Heritage Society medal as a memento of our gratitude; and
  • Including them in the honor roll of donors in the annual Report of the Treasurer of the NAS.

For more information about joining the Heritage Society, please contact Jamie Killorin.

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