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Giving Opportunities

President’s Circle

Annual giving of $1,000 to $9,999

  • Invitation to President’s Circle Lunch at AAAS Annual Meeting
  • Quarterly donor updates
  • Name in Annual Report

Catalyst Society

Annual giving of $10,000 to $24,999

  • Invitation to President’s Circle Lunch at AAAS Annual Meeting
  • Quarterly donor updates
  • Name in Annual Report
  • Special opportunity to hear updates from CEO Sudip Parikh
  • Special event invitations throughout the year
  • Name mention in annual Catalyst Society ad in Science

Innovators’ Circle

Annual giving of $25,000 to $99,999

  • Invitation to President’s Circle Lunch at AAAS Annual Meeting
  • Quarterly donor updates
  • Name in Annual Report
  • Special opportunity to hear updates from CEO Sudip Parikh
  • Special event invitations throughout the year
  • Name mention in annual Catalyst Society ad in Science
  • Exclusive opportunity to meet with CEO Sudip Parikh or Editor-in-Chief Holden Thorp and behind the scenes tour of AAAS/Science in Washington, DC.
  • Special V.I.P reserved seating at the Annual Meeting plenary sessions
  • Exclusive Q&A during virtual updates from the CEO
  • A personal “concierge” to help connect you to individuals and programs of interest

Luminary Society

Annual giving of $100,000 or more

  • Invitation to President’s Circle Lunch at AAAS Annual Meeting
  • Quarterly donor updates
  • Name in Annual Report
  • Special opportunity to hear updates from CEO Sudip Parikh
  • Special event invitations throughout the year
  • Name mention in annual Catalyst Society ad in Science
  • Exclusive opportunity to meet with CEO Sudip Parikh or Editor-in-Chief Holden Thorp and behind the scenes tour of AAAS/Science in Washington, DC.
  • Special V.I.P reserved seating at the Annual Meeting plenary sessions
  • Exclusive Q&A during virtual updates from the CEO
  • A personal “concierge” to help connect you to individuals and programs of interest
  • Opportunity to host one “science salon” with a AAAS executive or science luminary
  • Exclusive invitation to “Landmark Tour: AAAS,” a personalized experience at the AAAS/Science headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Fellows Challenge

Annual Giving by AAAS Elected Fellows

AAAS Fellows who give an annual gift of $10,000 or more will be part of the Fellows Challenge. In addition to receiving the benefits of the Catalyst Society, Fellows will also receive:

  • Special mention on AAAS Elected Fellows website
  • Free admission, with a guest, to Fellows’ Forum at Annual Meeting

Sustainers Program

Monthly Giving

Donors who commit to recurring, monthly gifts provide AAAS with the flexibility to respond to opportunities and challenges as they arise. Total yearly amounts of more than $1,000 will place you in one of the above circles or societies.

1848 Society

Planned Giving

Donors who provide for AAAS through their wills or other charitable plans are highlighted among the members of our 1848 Society. Learn more about planned giving.