Campaign for the National Academy of Medicine

This $100 million fundraising campaign is the catalyst to a healthier future for everyone and it starts with you – our members, our donors, and our friends. Together, we can achieve a healthier future for everyone.

  • Campaign Progress $91,532,319 of $100,000,000 Goal

Our Call to Action

Across the Academy, we leverage the power and purpose of our members, friends, and partners to achieve our mission of improving health for all. From preparing the next generation of leaders in health and medicine to addressing national and global crises of climate change and systemic racial inequality, we will achieve A Healthier Future for Everyone.

Why us? Our convening authority and reputation as the most reliable source for credible scientific and policy advice is unlike any other organization. Why now? Because we can not afford to be complacent or hesitant when our future is on the line.

Campaign Priorities

Emerging Leaders in Health & Medicine

The Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program increases the National Academy of Medicine’s engagement with exceptional early- to mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, health care delivery, health policy, and related fields.

Health Policy Fellowships & Leadership Programs

As part of the National Academy of Medicine’s commitment to building leadership capacity across diverse disciplines to shape the future of health and medicine, the Office of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs administers a portfolio of highly regarded health policy fellowships and leadership programs.

Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge

The Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge aims to build a worldwide movement to increase physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age. The initiative will have two components: a prize competition to catalyze breakthrough innovations from any field, and an evidence-based report authored by an international commission.

Climate Change & Human Health

Climate change represents one of the most significant threats to human health in the 21st century. The National Academy of Medicine, in collaboration with many units across the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is developing an initiative to comprehensively assess the health risks of climate change and develop strategies to address both drivers and impacts. Read more about the climate change and human health initiative.

50th Anniversary & Member Participation

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 launched a giving challenge with six key goals around the anniversary year. Learn more and track the progress of these goals below.

Anniversary Goals

50% Participation Increase

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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

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An ongoing monthly recurring gift is a simple and convenient way to make a direct investment in the work of the NAM. Recurring donations can be paused, adjusted, or canceled at any time and they are predominantly paperless. Be there for the NAM all across the year by becoming a monthly sustaining donor today!

If you would like to pause, adjust, or cancel your monthly recurring gift, please contact the Office of Development at 202-334-2431 or

50 Tribute Gifts

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

50 New Society Members

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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

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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

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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.

Watch the Campaign Launch Event

Recognizing Our Donors

Louis Lange, M.D., Ph.D.

National Academy of Medicine donor and Einstein Society member, Louis “Lou” Lange shared with us what inspired his recent leadership level gift to the Academy and his thoughts on the future of medicine.

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Ready to Join Us?

Gifts to any NAM fund are counted toward the Campaign. Online donations are the most immediate and efficient way to support the Campaign for the NAM. You can use our secure online gift form and follow the instructions provided.

Explore Ways to Give to learn more about how you can support the Academy and join the Campaign for the NAM.

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