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Be a Voice for Science
The wellbeing and prosperity of people across the globe are shaped by countless factors, including one that stands out above the rest: Science.
Finding solutions to many of the biggest problems facing society today and securing our economic future depends upon science and technology.
For over 160 years, AAAS has been a leading voice for scientists and engineers, helping to advance science and technology for the benefit of all. As the world's largest multidisciplinary, non-profit science and engineering society, AAAS works to ensure that the solutions to these challenges are informed by the science community in its broadest sense.
AAAS acts as an interface between science and society, providing timely, accurate, understandable scientific information to governments and policymakers, and a forum for open discourse between scientists and the public at large. We facilitate science-based dialogue among nations who don't have a strong history of traditional diplomacy. And we advocate for a sound science education and opportunities in science and engineering for all.
Through these efforts and many others, we are helping to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time—like climate disruption, worldwide disease pandemics, food shortages, energy management, antibiotic resistance, aging, cancer, and many other threats.
But our ability to accelerate the progress of global, science-based solutions and help ensure that technology and innovation play a role in a solid economic future depends on the commitment and support of people like you.
Your tax-deductible contribution to AAAS will make a real difference in ensuring that the voice of science is heard, and that our work is effective, today and in the future. Make a gift today, or contact us to learn more.
The Flexible Action Fund
AAAS is funded through membership dues, grants, and revenue from our flagship journal, Science. But almost all of these sources are restricted to supporting specific programs and are not available to undertake new initiatives or enhance existing programs. The Flexible Action Fund provides AAAS with the only source of flexible, unrestricted funding that allows us to be innovative and respond rapidly to critical challenges as they arise.
Gifts to the Flexible Action Fund help AAAS to take advantage of timely opportunities to promote science and address key goals such as improving science and math education; analyze legislation and funding decisions and talk to policymakers and the public about their impact; build international relations through "science diplomacy," when it's needed most; and provide training for scientists and engineers to become well-versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience.
Flexible funding is crucial to keeping our existing programs relevant and responsive, and helping us move in new directions to the meet the many challenges we face in today's world. By making a tax-deductible gift to AAAS, you will help give science a voice in—and for—society, now, when it's needed the most.
We can't risk missing our chance.
Help us by making a gift today!