Contact
  • Radka Z. Nebesky
    Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering
    2101 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20418
    Phone202-334-3417
  • Lauren Bartolozzi
    Associate Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering
    2101 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC
    Phone202.334.3258

Recognition Societies

We appreciate the significant financial contributions our donors make in support of the NAE and its initiatives. Their contributions enhance the impact of the NAE's work and support its vital role as advisor to the nation. To show our gratitude, donors are recognized through the NAE’s Recognition Societies. 

LIFETIME RECOGNITION 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;
  • Sent personalized birthday cards; 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 lifetime giving is $100,000 to $249,999. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

Einstein Statue

  • 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 Golden Bridge Society acknowledges members and friends of the National Academy of Engineering whose cumulative giving is $20,000 to $99,999. In honor of their contributions, Society members 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 NAE Annual Report and The Bridge.

The Loyalty Society recognizes members and friends who have made gifts to the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and/or National Academy of Medicine for at least 20 years. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Invited to annual academy events; and
  • Listed in academy publications.

ANNUAL RECOGNITION SOCIETIES
Annual recognition societies acknowledge gifts or pledges of $1,000 or more made during the calendar year by NAE members and friends. In honor of their contributions, they are recognized in the NAE Annual Report, The Bridge, and in annual donor lists posted on the NAE members' web site. Membership is based on the following annual giving levels:

The Catalyst Society: $50,000 or more
The Rosette Society: $25,000 - $49,999
The Challenge Society: $10,000 - $24,999
The Charter Society: $1,000 - $9,999

PLANNED GIVING RECOGNITION
Heritage Medal

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.