• Radka Z. Nebesky
    Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering
  • Stephanie Halperin
    Associate Director of Development
    National Academy of Engineering

Ways to Give

Your generosity allows the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to proactively address the critical issues and challenges facing our nation. The NAE invites you to consider the variety of ways available to support its mission and choose what is right for you.


  • Online gifts are the most immediate way to support the NAE. To give online, you can use our secure online donation form and follow the instructions provided. You have the ability to make your gift as a one-time payment, or as a convenient monthly recurring gift. Recurring donations can be paused, adjusted, or canceled at any time and they are predominantly paperless. A cumulative tax receipt will be issued to you annually and your provided card will be charged on the 15th of each month.

If you would like to pause, adjust, or cancel an active recurring gift, please email

Mail or Phone

  • Our printable donation form offers an easy way to mail your contribution. Checks made payable to the "National Academy of Engineering Fund" should be mailed to our secure offsite processing center at:

National Academy of Engineering
Office of Development
P.O. Box 936138
Atlanta, GA 31193-6135

  • To make your gift via telephone, please call the Office of Development at 202.334.2431 and be ready to provide the information requested on the donation form. 

Planned Gifts

  • Your planned gift to the NAE, often in the form of a simple bequest, represents your current commitment to our nation's long-term future. We encourage you to explore our planned giving site today.

Donor-Advised Fund

  • A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a mechanism that simplifies the administrative burden of fulfilling your philanthropic objectives. A DAF offers the favorable tax benefits of giving directly to charities with added flexibility around timing of gifts. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals. 

If you have a DAF with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or the Bank of New York Mellon Charitable Fund; DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the NAE directly from our website by using the DAF Direct Link

All DAF grant recommendations should be mailed to our secure offsite processing center at:

National Academy of Engineering
Office of Development
P.O. Box 936138
Atlanta, GA 31193-6135

Workplace Giving 

  • Matching Gifts - Did you know that your gift may be eligible for matching dollars if a corporation or foundation with a matching gift program employs you or a family member? This is a fantastic and easy way to double or even triple your donation! Enhance the impact of your gift by contacting your current/previous employer, or that of a family member, and inquire whether there is a matching gift program. All matching gift forms can be mailed with your gift to the NAE. 

Stock Gifts

  • A gift of long-term appreciated stock (held for more than one year) allows you to avoid capital gains tax. When itemizing your deductions, you can deduct the fair market value of the stock. If you choose this option, please submit a completed stock gift form and contact us at 202.334.3823 so that we can accurately credit your contribution.

Create an IRA Charitable Rollover

  • If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the NAE and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as the NAE without having to pay income taxes on the money.

    Learn more about the benefits of an IRA charitable rollover on our planned giving site.

Professional Award or Honoraria Gifts

  • Donating professional awards, honoraria, prizes, or other forms of payment can be a creative way to support the work of the NAE while potentially avoiding the taxable income. If you would like to learn more about how to donate an award or honoraria to the NAE, please contact the Office of Development at 202.334.2431 or


  • Are you an Amazon shopper? Did you know that when you shop using AmazonSmile, the company will donate a 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the National Academy of Engineering? Simply start your shopping experience at AmazonSmile, confirm that you would like to set the "National Academy of Engineering Fund" as your preferred charity, and start shopping. 
  • Please Note: This only works if you start shopping on the AmazonSmile website, so be sure to bookmark the page and add it to your list of favorites.

Tax Information

The NAE's independent assets and operating funds are held in the National Academy of Engineering Fund (NAEF), a tax-exempt corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. NAEF was created to support the mission and goals of the NAE. Gifts and grants to the NAE/NAEF are tax-deductible. The NAEF tax identification number is 23-7284092.

Donor's Bill of Rights

The NAE proudly adheres to a Donor's Bill of Rights, allowing you to have complete confidence that as a donor to the NAE, your wishes will always be respected.