Mark L. Carter
Senior Director of Development
National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202.334.1768

Giving to NAS

Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment for NAS Missions

Announced at the NAS Annual Meeting, the Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment Fund will strengthen the Academy and provide future NAS presidents with unrestricted resources to flexibly respond to immediate and long-term issues. Additionally, it will:

  • Allow NAS to provide timely leadership on emerging, cutting-edge issues in science through new programs and policy studies.
  • "Help underpin the Academy’s roles: to validate scientific excellence; enhance the vitality of the scientific enterprise; guide public policy with science; and communicate the nature, values, and judgments of science to government and the public.“—Ralph Cicerone

Financial Independence

The NAS is an independent non-profit institution that does not receive an annual appropriation from Congress but instead is reimbursed on a project-by-project basis. Endowment income and private support are critical for the Academy to address urgent issues that government agencies or other entities are unable or unwilling to support.

Expanding the unrestricted portion of the NAS endowment is vitally important. The Cicerone Endowment Fund is a first step on a longer journey.

Double the Impact of Your Gift

The overall fundraising goal is $20 million. To help us reach this goal, the Simons Foundation has graciously issued a $10 million challenge gift to inspire and encourage others to invest in the future of science in America.

Your gift, pledge or bequest to the endowment will be matched and will initiate new projects and leverage other funding on urgent scientific activities. Your support not only honors the Cicerones, but also strengthens the foundation for the Academy's future. Read the press release announcing this ambitious challenge.

Please make a gift now.

Fall 2016 Annual Appeal

As President McNutt says in the 2016 NAS Annual appeal, your donation makes a difference. You are helping deepen interdisciplinary connections; explore new ways to engage the public on critical issues related to science, technology, and health; produce timely and relevant policy studies; and forge international scientific partnerships. Please help us expand our reach and champion evidence-based policy by making a gift to the 2016 NAS Annual Fund.

Stewardship Report

We are pleased to report that 515 NAS members supported the NAS in 2015. Additionally, 2015 welcomed 12 new members of the Elkan Blout Society. Thank you for your generosity, and learn more about the impact of your gifts.

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