Recognition Societies

The following societies were created as a symbol of appreciation and way to acknowledge the significant financial contributions made in support of the National Academy of Medicine. The philanthropic support provided by our members and friends ensure we are able to achieve our mission—to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.

Learn more about our recognition societies below. We hope you will join us!

Lifetime Recognition Societies

The Abraham Lincoln Society acknowledges members and friends whose lifetime giving is $1M or more. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented a framed medal inscribed with Abraham Lincoln’s picture and lapel pin;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Listed in academy publications;
  • Sent personalized birthday cards; and
  • Invited to exclusive events happening at the National Academies.

The Benjamin Franklin Society acknowledges members and friends whose lifetime giving is $500,000 to $999,999. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented a framed medal inscribed with Benjamin Franklin’s picture;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Listed in academy publications; and
  • Invited to exclusive events happening at the National Academies.

The Marie Curie Society acknowledges members and friends whose lifetime giving is $250,000 to $499,999. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented a framed medal inscribed with Marie Curie’s picture;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA; and
  • Listed in academy publications.

The Albert Einstein Society acknowledges members and friends whose cumulative lifetime giving is $100,000 to $249,999. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented a replica of the Albert Einstein sculpture by Robert Berks, located on the grounds of the NAS Building in Washington, DC, with personalized nameplate;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA; and
  • Listed in academy publications.

The NAM Society acknowledges members and friends of the National Academy of Medicine whose cumulative giving is $20,000 to $99,999. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events; and
  • Listed in the annual Report of the Treasurer and the NAM Annual Report.

Annual Recognition Societies

Annual recognition societies acknowledge members and friends of the NAM who contribute gifts or pledges of $1,000 or more during the calendar year. In honor of their generosity, these donors are recognized in the NAM Annual Report and the NAS Report of the Treasurer. Membership is based on the following annual giving levels:

 

  • Catalyst Society: $50,000 or more
  • Rosette Society: $25,000 – $49,999
  • Challenge Society: $10,000 – $24,999
  • Charter Society: $1,000 – $9,999

Loyalty Society

The Loyalty Society recognizes members and friends who have made gifts to the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and/or National Academy of Medicine for at least 20 years. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Invited to annual academy events; and
  • Listed in academy publications.

Planned Giving Recognition

 

The Heritage Society celebrates members and friends who have planned a gift today that provides for the future. We gratefully recognize individuals who make a bequest, beneficiary designation, or another type of planned gift to the National Academies.

Members of the Heritage Society have provided a legacy gift that upholds the mission of the National Academies. In honor of their contributions, Society members are:

  • Presented with a cast Heritage Society medal;
  • Invited and recognized at annual Academy events;
  • Recognized on donor recognition plaques at the historic NAS Building and Keck Center in Washington, DC, and Beckman Center in Irvine, CA;
  • Listed in academy publications; and
  • Sent personalized birthday cards.

 

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


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