- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research

Ways to Give

General "unrestricted" gifts go to NBR's operating fund, which provides administrative support to all of the institution's programs. Gifts to the general operating fund provide critical long-term stability to the organization and the flexibility needed to embark upon initiatives that require immediate funding.

Give by Phone
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Give by Fax or Mail
Print our donation/pledge form.

Fax the form to Jennifer Nelson at 206.632.7487 or mail it with your check or money order made payable to NBR.

Institutional Development
The National Bureau of Asian Research
George F. Russell Jr. Hall
1414 NE 42nd Street
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105

Give Online

We invite you to support the work of NBR by making an online contribution to:

General Needs

Slade Gorton International Policy Center

George F. Russell Jr. Hall Capital Campaign

The John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies Endowment

The Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies Endowment

The Jane T. Russell Award for Leadership and Service Internships and Fellowships

Japan-U.S. Discussion Forum

Automatic Contributions

In lieu of a one-time monetary donation, you may arrange to support NBR with a donation automatically on an annual, quarterly, monthly, or other specified time basis. Please contact Institutional Development to set up this process.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees. Your matched gift provides twice the amount of support to NBR. If your company matches gifts, simply fill out your company form and send it to NBR with your gift.

In-Kind Contributions

In-kind contributions are non-cash inputs that can be assigned a cash value for tax deduction purposes. It is possible to donate goods or services to NBR in the form of an in-kind donation. For example, individuals and corporations have donated software, legal counsel, office equipment, and other items or services to NBR.

Donation of Securities

By donating securities to NBR, you may be able to avoid the capital gains tax on such a gift. For more information and instructions on donated shares, please contact Institutional Development.

Endowments and Named Giving Opportunities

NBR provides opportunities to contribute to its general endowment or to establish a new endowment to honor a special individual. Endowments are critical to NBR’s future because they offer long-term, stable funding to the institution by providing an initial principal sum to serve as a financial anchor. Named endowments create an enduring legacy by linking the donor’s name in perpetuity to an area that is relevant to his or her life achievements.

In addition to the general endowment fund, NBR has three named endowments:

Slade Gorton International Policy Center

John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies

Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asia Studies

Contributions may be made to any of the above. For opportunities to create new endowments, please contact Institutional Development.

Bequests and Other Planned Giving

Other giving possibilities to NBR include bequests through a will or estate, as well as annuities, deferred gift annuities, and trusts—most of which provide the donor with income for life, and may avoid capital gains taxes and reduce estate taxes. Please contact Institutional Development for more information about any of these options.

Your contributions to The National Bureau of Asian Research are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. NBR is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is publicly supported as described in 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. NBR’s IRS identification number is 91-1444105.

"The need for informed and wise policy in Washington and other key capitals, especially in great-power relations, is as urgent as any time in our lifetime."

–NBR President Richard Ellings

For more information on giving to NBR, please contact:

The National Bureau of Asian Research
George F. Russell Jr. Hall
1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105

Origins and the Jackson Legacy

The origins of the National Bureau of Asian Research date back to Senator Henry M. Jackson, who believed that an urgent need existed for an institution that could tap the nation’s best expertise to study Asia and Russia with U.S. national interests in mind.

NBR was established in 1989 with major grants from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Boeing Company. Funding for NBR today comes from a wide range of sources, including foundations, corporations, government departments and agencies, and individuals.

Senator Jackson’s legacy shapes NBR’s essential values: integrity, honesty, concern for people, loyalty, importance of foreign policy, integration of realism and idealism in foreign policy, importance of China and relations among the great powers, and the importance of bipartisanship in making policy.

(Above) Senator Henry Jackson discusses the Sino-Soviet Center with Professor Ken Pyle, former Chairman of the United Airlines and Westin Hotels Eddie Carlson, and former Chairman of Boeing T. Wilson.

With Professor Pyle as Founding President, the National Bureau of Asian and Soviet Research was established in 1989, later to be renamed the National Bureau of Asian Research.