Andrew Ho
Director of Development
Phone: 202.334.1854

Your Support is Vital to Our Work

With the generous support of our members and friends, the National Academy of Sciences is able to take on society’s most pressing challenges, providing leadership and guidance to the nation and world. From establishing endowments to annual fund support, the NAS relies on contributions from members and friends to make a difference.

Your philanthropic support underpins our ability to address critical issues and catalyze action on problems that affect everyone. Most importantly, you help us to provide leadership and make an impact on public policy in the United States and abroad.

Read the most recent appeal letter from President McNutt to learn more about how your philanthropic support strengthens our voice and ensures the Academy is nimble and strategic when responding to urgent challenges in the nation and around the world.

Make your impact and support science by making a gift today!

Take a Seat in History

The National Academy of Sciences Building stands as a “Temple of Science” described by former NAS president Charles D. Walcott as, “the place where the creative mind will be able to do much to bring about a better existence for the future people of the world.” You have the chance to honor members, friends, family, and colleagues—while also helping the NAS make science work for humanity—by naming a seat in the Fred Kavli Auditorium of the historic NAS Building. Use our online donation form to take your seat in history today by making an unrestricted gift of $5,000. If you would like more information about how to make a pledge, please contact NAS Director of Development Andrew Ho.

Donor Spotlight

Edward Anders

October 10, 2022 — For a Latvian Jew who survived World War II and the Holocaust when many of his family members, including his father and brother, didn’t, Edward Anders (NAS ’74) can relate—almost too closely—to the beneficiaries of the National Academies’ Scientists and Engineers in Exile or Displaced (SEED) program.

That connection is why Dr. Anders recently made a sizable bequest to support the SEED program’s ongoing work and ensure displaced professionals can continue their research and academic studies. Read more

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