With just a few more weeks to make a tax-deductible contribution in support of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine this year. Donating appreciated securities could be a great option for you, with markets reaching new highs. Stock gifts help the Academies fulfill our role to provide nonpartisan objective guidance on pressing national issues while saving you capital gains tax and giving you a tax deduction for the full fair market value of your shares. Stock gifts are easy; just give these instructions to your broker.
On November 28th, the NASEM will be participating in its fourth annual Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable season and celebrates philanthropy.
You can join the movement by making a tax deductible contribution to the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, or the National Academy of Medicine and support our efforts to impact the future of science, engineering, and health. With collective action we can make an enduring impact!
Be on the lookout for updates from us on how to participate and follow along later this month.
Announced at the NAS Annual Meeting, the Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone Endowment Fund will strengthen the Academy and provide future NAS presidents with unrestricted resources to flexibly respond to immediate and long-term issues.
The Endowment will:
Allow NAS to provide timely leadership on emerging, cutting-edge issues in science through new programs and policy studies.
"Help underpin the Academy’s roles: to validate scientific excellence; enhance the vitality of the scientific enterprise; guide public policy with science; and communicate the nature, values, and judgments of science to government and the public.“—Ralph Cicerone
Double the Impact of Your Gift
The overall fundraising goal is $20 million. To help us reach this goal, the Simons Foundation has graciously issued a $10 million challenge gift to inspire and encourage others to invest in the future of science in America.
Your gift, pledge or bequest to the endowment will be matched and will initiate new projects and leverage other funding on urgent scientific activities. Your support not only honors the Cicerones, but also strengthens the foundation for the Academy's future.
Click here to make a gift now to support the Cicerone Endowment Fund.
The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) was the third in a collaborative series sponsored by the US National Academy of Engineering, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The 2017 GGCS was held in conjunction with the inaugural K-12 FIRST Global Challenge, at which robotics teams of high school students from nearly 160 countries competed to address the NAE Grand Challenge to "Provide Access to Clean Water."
The 2017 Summit aimed to inspire the next generation of engineers, policymakers, and the public to address critically important engineering challenges and opportunities facing humanity. The focus of the Summit involved the four themes of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering: Sustainability, Health, Security, and Joy of Living, as well as Education, and Public Engagement related to the Grand Challenges.
Watch the NAE's 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit Mini Documentary to learn more about this summer's Summit.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is an independent non-profit organization whose work relies on support from generous individuals, foundations, businesses, government, and other organizations. Philanthropy underpins our ability to address critical issues and policy and inspire positive action across sectors. Each gift makes so many things possible. It helps foster innovation, inspire action around shared priorities, and enrich the careers of outstanding science professionals. Most importantly, you help us lead, innovate, and make an impact in the United States and beyond.