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Annual Fund

While government agencies, foundations, and corporations fund many NAM activities, individual donations are critical. Unrestricted support for the NAM Annual Fund is integral to our ability to work rapidly and independently. Your generous contribution will enable us to address critical health questions and communicate the answers to those who need them most.

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The Harvey V. Fineberg Impact Fund

The Harvey V. Fineberg Impact Fund, named in honor of the seventh president of the Institute of Medicine, was established to confront the immense challenges of health care delivery, cost, research, outcomes, and education. Gifts to this fund will help to:

  • Advance Initiatives—spearhead studies on controversial and complex issues that government and other institutions are not able or willing to support
  • Create Partnerships—establish and sustain meaningful partnerships for action and innovative use of media to reach and educate the public about ways to protect and enhance their own health
  • Communicate Findings—effectively translate and communicate our recommendations to populations who stand to benefit most

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Gifts to the NAM endowment provide the organization with enduring capital to help anticipate and answer pressing questions about health and health care. Investment income from the endowment is used to initiate NAM activities in response to urgent health matters in the United States and abroad.

Anniversary Fellows

The Anniversary Fellows Program, created in 2005 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the NAM, provides talented early career health science scholars with an opportunity to participate actively in the work of the NAM and to further their careers as future leaders in the field.

For more information, or to make a gift, contact Julie Ische, Director of Development, at or 202-334-3031.