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Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan

Read about why Whitney and Betty MacMillan recently established an endowment at the NAS. 


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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

Gifts such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and retirement plans represent you current commitment to our nation's long-term future. Explore our planned giving website today.  


Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a mechanism that simplifies the administrative burden of fulfilling your philanthropic objectives. DAFs offer 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 or Schwab Charitable, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and/or National Academy of Medicine directly from your fund. Please visit the individual Academy pages to learn more about directing a grant from your DAF to one of the Academies. You can find this information at the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine.  


Stock Gifts 

A gift of long-term appreciated stock (more than one year) allows you to potentially avoid capital gains tax. When itemizing your deductions, you can deduct the fair market value of the stock. If you choose this option, please complete and submit one of our stock gift forms and contact us at 202-334-3823 so that we can accurately credit your contribution.


Note: If you would like to initiate a gift of stock to the National Academy of Sciences or National Academy of Medicine, please contact Shawn Neil, Director of Advancement Services, at 202.334.3823 or so that we can accurately initiate and credit your contribution. 


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 an easy way to double your donation. Please contact the administrator of your matching gift program to find out the steps you need to take in order to have your gift matched.  

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 National Academies while potentially avoiding the taxable income. If you would like to learn more about how to donate an award or honoraria to the National Academies, please contact the Office of Development at 202-334-2431 or

Tax-Exempt Status

Gifts of grants are tax-deductible when made to the National Academy of Sciences, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which includes the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine. The NAS tax identification number is 53-0196932. For your reference, a copy of our 501(c)(3) Tax Determination Letter is available to download


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.


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proudly adhere to a Donor Bill of Rights, allowing you as our donor, to have complete confidence that your wishes will be respected. 


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