Contact
  • Radka Z. Nebesky
    Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering
    Phone202-334-3417
  • Stephanie Halperin
    Associate Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering
    Phone202-334-1842

Giving 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 our Giving Societies. View a full listing of Lifetime Giving Society members as of December 31, 2020. 

LIFETIME GIVING 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; 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 Academy publications.

ANNUAL GIVING SOCIETY

The Great Hall Society is the National Academies’ new leadership annual giving society. The support of Great Hall Society members embodies the aspirational heights of the Great Hall located in our historic National Academy of Science (NAS) Building. With leadership-level support, the National Academies can enrich the industries of science, engineering, and medicine and proactively advise the most urgent and unexpected policy matters. These distinguished donors make gifts or recurring gifts with an annual total of $5,000 or more across the National Academies in a calendar year.

  • Gold Level: $10,000 or more
  • Silver Level: $5,000 - $9,999

LOYALTY SOCIETY

Loyal donors are the cornerstone of the National Academies’ success, providing the sustaining means by which the Academies can carry out its mission to facilitate solutions to complex challenges by mobilizing expertise, practice, and knowledge in science, engineering, and medicine. To recognize this important commitment, the Loyalty Society of the National Academies honors Academy members and friends who understand the impact of annual giving and have made consecutive annual gifts to the National Academies for giving milestones of 3, 10, and 20 years or more. This society also celebrates those who participate in our monthly recurring giving program.

PLANNED GIVING
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.