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Wed, October 11, 2023
On October 1, NAE president John L. Anderson and his wife Pat hosted the annual Golden Bridge Society dinner in the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences Building to celebrate the NAE's most generous members and friends. This yearly event is a special occasion for recognizing the generosity members and friends have shown the NAE over the years.
This year’s dinner saw 10 recognition awards presented to our Lifetime Giving Society members this year. For lifetime giving of $1M or more, Lincoln Society medals were presented to Norm Augustine, James and Marci Truchard, and Robin McGuire. For lifetime giving of $500,000 to $999,999, Franklin Society medals were presented to John and Pat Anderson and Wesley Harris. For lifetime giving of $250,000 to $499,999, Curie Society medals were presented to Chau-Chyun Chen and Robert and Lee Sproull. For lifetime giving of $100,000 to $249,999, Einstein Society statuettes were presented to Ed Frank and Susan Graham. For lifetime giving of $20,000 to $99,999, we welcomed Anjan and Francy Bose, Fiona Doyle, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Xuedong and Yingzhi Huang, Chen-Ching Liu and Hiromi Okumura, Guru Madhavan and Ramya Ramaswami, Charles Sukup, and Darsh Wasan into the NAE's Golden Bridge Society. Finally, for their documentation of a planned gift, Tom and Bettie Deen received a Heritage Society medal.
The night also included highlights on the NAE's $100 million Campaign for Leadership in a World of Accelerating Change, a tribute to former NAE President Bill Wulf, and an introduction to the NAE's upcoming 60th anniversary giving challenges.
Philanthropic support from NAE members and friends plays a critical role by sustaining approximately 60% of the NAE’s operations. Whether they provide unrestricted support to the Independent Fund, program-specific funding, or contribute to endowment funds to ensure the Academy’s long-term financial health, donors help the NAE bring public awareness to the role of engineering in our daily lives.
If you want to join one of the NAE’s Lifetime Giving Societies or the Campaign, contact Radka Nebesky at RNebesky@nae.edu or 202-334-3417, or Stephanie Halperin at SHalperin@nae.edu or 202-334-1842.
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