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Private support enhances our capacity to be a public voice for engineering.
During the 2018 NAE Annual Meeting, Dr. Mote announced that the NAE has committed to a major fundraising campaign for the Academy. The campaign leads from strength, seeking funding to support strong, action-oriented programs. You can learn more about the ambitions for the campaign in Dr. Mote's Annual Meeting Address.
If you would like to learn more about how you can make an investment in the NAE and get involved in the campaign, contact Radka Z. Nebesky, Director of Development, or Lauren Bartolozzi, Associate Director of Development.
The Office of Development would like to thank all of our members, friends, and staff who supported the National Academy of Engineering in 2018. We know that there are many worthy causes, and we are pleased that you chose to support the NAE. Your support underpins our ability to improve engineering education and increase the public’s understanding of the essential role of engineering in the advancement, security, and well-being of our society.
Thank you again for all that you did for the Academy last year. In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for a breakdown of how your support made an impact in 2018.
In October 2016, NAE chair Gordon England announced the creation of a $100,000 Chairman's Challenge for Section 1 that he personally funded, and asked others to pledge their support of the NAE and fund giving challenges for their own sections. Thanks to his leadership, multiple other challenges have been established.
2018 marked the completion of four section giving challenges. The Section 1 challenge from Noel Longuemare, the Section 2 challenge from the Arindam Bose family, the Section 8 challenge from Chad Holliday, and the Section 12 challenge from the Blankenship family all concluded successfully on December 31, 2018. Take a look our snapshot of where these previous challenges finished.
Recently, Julie and Alton “Al” D. Romig, Jr. (’03) established a $100,000 giving challenge for NAE members elected since 2015. All first time and upgrade gifts will count towards the challenge and have double the impact.
“For me, giving always feels good and I want to share that, to let other people get that rush,” says Romig, who currently serves as the Executive Office of the NAE and is responsible for the program, financial, and membership operations of the Academy.
Read more about the Julie and Al Romig Giving Challenge for Classes of 2015-2019.
Dr. Madni reflects that, “a professionally successful career that does not include philanthropy is an incomplete and unsatisfying one and I never forget that achieving this privilege in my profession makes it incumbent upon me and my family to give back and help guide the generation following us.”
Read more about how Dr. Madni and his family have provided lasting support to the NAE.
Letter from President Mote.
Giving by the Numbers