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Invest in a healthier future for all.

Donating to the National Academy of Medicine is an investment in the future of health and medicine. Every gift to the Academy advances us toward our goal of a healthier future for everyone.

Your philanthropic support builds a healthier future by:

  • Fostering the next generation of health leaders and innovators by connecting early and mid-career health professionals working in biomedical science, health care delivery, health policy, and related fields through domestic and international fellowships, and our Emerging Leaders program;
  • Harnessing the talents and expertise of our members and volunteers to be the most reliable source for credible scientific and policy advice on matters concerning human health;
  • Sparking innovation and advancing international policy guidance around issues like healthy longevity; and
  • Providing flexible resources that can be utilized to respond to urgent issues surrounding health and medicine.

Get Involved with the Anniversary Giving Challenge

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Medicine. The impact of our organization has been remarkable, but none of it would be possible without the dedication of our members, friends, and staff through their service and philanthropic support.

Increasing philanthropic support across the academy is a key focal point of the anniversary and in response, we have launched a giving challenge with six key goals around the anniversary year. Learn more and track the progress of these goals throughout the year. Goals include:

50% Participation Increase

Member giving rates are frequently viewed as an indicator of an organization’s vitality. In honor of the anniversary, all sections are challenged to raise their participation rates by 50%. To qualify, members must make at least one gift during the anniversary period which started on January 1, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2021.

50 Monthly Recurring Gifts

Recurring gifts are a convenient and easy way to make a direct investment in the work of the NAM. Your provided credit card will be charged on the 15th of each month until you tell us to stop. While your gift is active you also have the ability to increase, pause, or decrease your monthly recurring gift by contacting the Office of Development at 202-334-2431 or

50 Tribute Gifts

Celebrate and honor those who have made an impact in your life and ensure a healthier future for everyone.

50 New Lifetime Giving Society Members

Make a gift to join one of our lifetime giving societies that honor members and friends of the NAM. The Heritage Society qualifies as a lifetime giving society. Learn more about our giving societies.

50 Leadership Gifts

Considering a substantial gift commitment of $50,000 or more to the NAM? We are happy to answer your questions and help you along the way. You can contact Alison Purvis, Chief Development Officer, at 202-334-3207 or

50 Legacy Gifts

The Legacy Challenge is an initiative to secure a total of 50 Heritage Society members by December 2022. The Heritage Society recognizes generous members and friends who have established a planned gift. Contact Elana Lippa, Director of Planned Giving, if you’d like to participate or learn more.

For more information, or to make a gift, contact the Office of Development at 202-334-2431.

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