b'Eric D. IsaacsPresident, Carnegie Institution for Science202.939.1116edisaacs@carnegiescience.eduMay 1, 2020Dear Friend,During these unprecedented times, I am more grateful than ever for your support of Carnegie Science and our mission of investigation, research, and discovery in the service of humanity.When we began compiling this annual report, we could not have anticipated the current circumstances. Yet, as I review this years scientific accomplishments, I am reminded that the Carnegie Institution has persisted and flourished through world wars, global pandemic, and economic cataclysm. Through it all, we have continued to ask bold questions and seek potentially transformational answers. As you read this report, I want you to know that Carnegie scientists are rising to this exceptional challenge and making important contributions to the worldwide response to COVID-19. But even as we join forces with our colleagues in this battle against an elusive virus, we continue to pursue world-leading science that ranges from the depths of the Earth, to the mysteries of life, to the farthest reaches of the stars. Thank you so much for your support of Carnegie and your commitment to our work and our community.Sincerely,Eric D. IsaacsPresident, Carnegie Institution for Science1530 P Street, NW|Washington, DC 20005-1910|202.387.6400'