Giving to NAE

Celebrating 50+ Years of Engineering Leadership and Service

To celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2014, we developed five goals based on the theme “50 for the 50th.” Thanks to your support, NAE is on its way to thrive for another 50+ years!

Increase in Society Memberships and Leadership Gifts - chart

Percent Participation by NAE Section

2014 Annual Meeting Noteworthy Event

September 2014 - NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. and his wife Patsy hosted some of NAE’s most generous members and friends at this year’s Golden Bridge Society Dinner held at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Sunday evening dinner has become an annual tradition to recognize and honor NAE’s best donors.

An extraordinary number of donors were welcomed into the Academy’s three lifetime giving societies – Einstein, Golden Bridge and Heritage. An unprecedented eight Einstein statuettes were presented. Three new members were welcomed into the Heritage Society, and 16 new Golden Bridge Society members were honored. Find out who was recognized.

The Charles M. Vest President's Opportunity Fund

Dr. Charles M. Vest passed away on December 12, 2013 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was president of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) from 2007-2013. During his tenure, Dr. Vest strengthened and augmented the strategic programs of NAE. He exercised his visibility as NAE president to play a prominent role nationally and internationally. He helped reshape the landscape of engineering education, research, and practice, the public’s understanding and perception of engineering, and the attributes future engineers will require to compete and lead in the emerging global economy.

To honor him and his service to NAE and the engineering profession, members and friends established the Charles M. Vest President’s Opportunity Fund in 2012, with a goal of raising $10 million.

This fund will support exploratory studies, seed new initiatives, and supplement existing strategic programs, as directed by future presidents of NAE. The fund will empower NAE to be proactive in identifying and leading initiatives to benefit the nation and engineering profession. The NAE cannot afford to lose precious momentum, or be late to the table, due to a lack of project funding.

Chuck Vest President's Fund

Gifts made in memory of Dr. Vest will support the Charles M. Vest President’s Opportunity Fund unless otherwise indicated.







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  • Radka Z. Nebesky
    Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering
    2101 Constitution Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20418

    Phone: 202-334-3417