December Collection: Hope for Haiti

Hope for Haiti is comprised of Global Impact’s Charity Alliance partners who are on the ground supporting the people of Haiti, primarily through the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. This past August, Haiti was hit by a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tropical storm. Nearly 130,000 homes were destroyed, roads are in ruins, and hospitals suffered damages. There is a need for access to clean water and safe food supplies. UNICEF estimates that more than 1.2 million people have been affected and need support.

Click Here to Donate to Hope for Haiti

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.

Click here to donate to Ethics and the Theater

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.

Click here to give a memorial gift to honor a loved one.

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.