January Collection: Students for Justice VOTE

An initiative of the Center for Common Ground, Students for Justice is a paid internship program for college students founded in May 2020 to meet two urgent needs –the need to fight voter suppression and apathy, and the need to engage young people in the electoral process. Working remotely, Students for Justice interns take on a variety of projects –- communications, outreach, and community organizing— all aimed at getting out the vote.

Interns develop paid social media campaigns to increase voter registration and turnout. They recruit, train, and motivate volunteers to use postcards, phone calls, and texts to contact some of the 16.5 million Americans who have been purged from the voter rolls, helping them re-establish their voter registration, and get out the vote.

Students for Justice is nonpartisan. Our mission is to empower underrepresented voters in communities of color in voter suppression states through voter registration and by providing the information needed to overcome barriers to voting. Since its inception in May 2020, Students for Justice has had 237 interns from over 30 different states and over 80 different colleges. In 2020, our interns and the volunteers they recruited sent over 135,000 postcards to voters, spent hundreds of hours phone and text banking, and reached over three million people with their social media posts.

Click Here to Donate to Students for Justice

Give in Memory of Lucile Kleiman

The Society extends its condolences to the family and friends of Lucile Kleiman. A proud and devoted member of NYSEC for more than 60 years, Lucile passed away peacefully in her home on July 25. She was 91 years old.

Lucile had been, until retirement, a teacher with Ethical Culture Fieldston School for many years. Lucile was married at NYSEC, where she and her late husband, Ted, were active. In the course of her years at Ethical, Lucile served on the Board of Trustees, the Social Service Board, and numerous committees.

Lucile’s family has kindly requested that gifts be made to the Society in her honor, for which we are immensely grateful.

Click Here to Give in Memory of Lucile Kleiman

Support Ethics and the Theater

Help us cover the costs of our Ethics and the Theater play readings and discussions. This includes hiring actors and directors, securing play licenses, and more.

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Giving to The Society

When you support the New York Society for Ethical Culture, you become an integral part of our rich 130-plus year history promoting progressive values, furthering social justice, and giving voice to those who otherwise might not be heard. Your contribution may go to support our social service programs, advocacy efforts, child and family programs, public programming, building restoration and universal access, or any number of other areas.

For more information contact Executive Director Robert Liebeskind.

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mail a Check

Checks are payable to New York Society for Ethical Culture and can be sent to:

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023

Memorial Gifts

Give a gift to the Society in honor or in memory of a loved one. Know that your donation will help the Society continue to provide important educational and advocacy programs, and fund our social service efforts.

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Planned Giving

Be a torch bearer for the New York Society for Ethical Culture! Whether you are writing your first will or updating an existing one, we hope you’ll choose to include a gift to the New York Society for Ethical Culture in your plans. Your generosity provides a lasting legacy to Ethical Culture ideals, and a bequest to Ethical NYC will light the way for generations to come.

You don’t have to be a millionaire to make a difference in the world. Charitable bequests are for everyone and anyone. They are both sensible and simple gifts. A bequest allows you to be generous and keep your financial options open. You can use your will to give a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a specific item, such as real estate, a boat, artwork, the family silver, copyright or royalty income, or savings bonds. Bequests and other estate gifts come in all shapes and sizes and are as different as the people who create them.

Anyone can make a meaningful gift to Ethical NYC in their will. Regardless of the amount, your bequest is a statement of your ethical values. Your gift provides a continuing voice for social justice and caring community. When you demonstrate that you care enough about our Society to support its future, others will follow your generous example.

The Future of the New York Society for Ethical Culture is in your hands. Ensure that Ethical NYC will grow and prosper, and that we can continue to be a voice for compassion and social justice for years to come. Make your mark and provide an important lasting legacy.

Contact Executive Director Robert Liebeskind for more information.

Matching Gifts

You can increase the value of your gift to Ethical by asking your employer about a corporate matching gift. To make a matching gift check with your company’s human resources department to find out about its matching-gift policy. Many employers will provide a form for you to fill out and send to Ethical with your contribution. The New York Society for Ethical Culture will verify your gift and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift directly to our organization.

Memorial Wall

In 2008, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Memorial Wall to remember a loved one by having a plaque mounted on this wall in return for a donation to the Society of $5,000 or more. If you are interested in having a plaque created and mounted, please contact Executive Director Robert Liebeskind. He will be happy to work with you in creating the copy for the plaque.

Gifts in Kind

The Society can also use support through gifts in kind.  Computers, office supplies, and printing services are some of the things that we may need from time to time.  If you or your company has something you believe might be of value to us, contact Executive Director Robert Liebeskind for more information.