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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 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that it is receiving a $2 million investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation to support and expand EngineerGirl, NAE’s premier program that brings national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The gift was made under an agreement signed on June 28.
“We are grateful to the Clark Foundation for this generous investment, which will empower EngineerGirl to expand its reach and spark interest in engineering among even more young people at a time when the profession greatly needs more diversity and inclusion,” said outgoing NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “Private philanthropy provides the essential financial support that many of the NAE’s programs depend on to grow and advance engineering. This grant is particularly meaningful because my friend Jim Clark set a powerful example to us all with his leadership in engineering and his passion for getting young people involved, especially young women.”
Read the official press release.
Many thanks to all of our members, friends, and staff who supported the National Academy of Engineering in 2018. Your involvement in the NAE allows us to focus on developing engineering talent and host national and global academy centric programs, like the Grand Challenges for Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering, Engineering Ethics, and EngineerGirl.
Please take a look at our 2018 By the Numbers impact report to learn how your gift to the NAE advanced engineering education and the profession.
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 R. Noel Longuemare, Jr., 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 Officer 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
Letter from President Mote.