NIH Chapter of BIG Membership Donate and Support the NIH Chapter
The NIH Chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG) is a member of Region XI, which incorporated over 300 members in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chapter has diligently served the interests of Black federal employees at the National Institutes of Health since 1982. As an approved private organization, the Chapter functions under the principle to maintain professionalism, skills, and knowledge, as well as sustaining honor for cultural heritage. The membership of the Chapter recognizes this governing principle; that the individual needs or aspiration of one can become the "common" towards the betterment of all. Achieving chapter principles, the NIH Chapter of BIG provides support to facilitate individuals' success thus collectively strengthening the whole in integrity, equality in the workplace, and community investments.
To promote excellence in government through the practice and advocacy of equal opportunity, professional development, empowerment and advancement for Black employees and others dedicated to justice and equality in the workplace and local community investments.
Our membership is open to all employees including contractors. Dues are $50 annually for Regular Members, or $28 annually for Associate Members (Applies only to applicants that are of private or non-government organizations).
Life Membership is also available and can be paid as a $325 one-time payment or $325 subscribing (12 month installment plan with an additional initial membership fee). Dues are $15 annually for Life Membership Members.
Pathways to Membership
Download Application (PDF Version) or (Word Version)
Please contact the NIH Chapter Membership Committee Chair, Laurrita Spriggs or President, Alexis Braxton for more information or send application and payment by mail to the:
BIG / NIH Chapter, P.O. Box 542, Kensington, MD 20895-0542, or by Cash App (BIGNIH Cash App handle) - $BIGNIHFinancial
Blacks In Government promotes Equity, Excellence, and Opportunity in the workplace through Advocacy, Education, Training, and other Support. BIG Functions as a professional development association and advocacy organization. Donations allow the chapter to sponsor activities and programs, support others in need or those pursuing excellence, as well as promote new initiatives.
Donate Today! and make a difference.
(Please send donation (cash or check) by mail to the
BIG / NIH Chapter, P.O. Box 542, Kensington, MD 20895-0542, and include your name, address, email, and phone number.)
Thanks for your support and generosity!