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

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.

Current Programs

January Shared Charity: Goddard Riverside

Goddard Riverside strives toward a fair and just society where all people can make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families. They serve more than 20,000 New Yorkers each year with programs ranging from Early Childhood Education to Senior Centers.

All funds raised will be split between the Society and Goddard Riverside. To donate, please visit the following link:

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Support Drawdown 2020

On September 21 Ethical NYC, Drawdown NYC, 350NYC, and Climate Reality NYC hosted an online event to discover the latest from Project Drawdown, the world’s leading resource for climate solutions, and we need your help!

We’re thrilled to kick-off Climate Week NYC 2020 with an online program jam-packed with extraordinary people engaged in the solutions to the climate crisis. You won’t want to miss the line-up of scientists, business leaders and individuals actually bringing forth the solutions and the ground-breaking work of Project Drawdown. From a former commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer to a micro grid energy expert now the solar strategy Lead for IKEA’s global research and design lab, to transformative business leaders, youth activists and award-winning filmmakers and their films, you’ll be inspired by what you hear and what you see.

To help offset the costs of this online production, please consider giving at the following link:

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Support the "Reclaim Our Vote" Voter Registration Project

Ethical NYC has joined the Center for Common Ground’s Reclaim Our Vote campaign, a non-partisan effort aimed at re-registering persons of color who have been removed from voter rolls in states with a history of voter suppression. Reclaim Our Vote also works to inform still-registered voters about new voting rules and restrictions that have been enacted, especially related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ethical NYC members will be preparing and distributing packets that we can each use, from the safety of our homes, to mail hundreds of postcards to our fellow citizens in these states, whose addresses are being provided by the campaign’s partners at the NAACP. Packets consist of specially created postcards, a short script to be handwritten, a list of addresses, stamps, and printed labels with country specific voter information that guide the recipient about how to check their status and to re-register.

These mailings have shown an astonishing success rate, increasing re-registrations by 25%, but supplies and postage cost money. If you also realize the importance of fighting voter suppression, please consider giving to help our effort. And if you’d like to participate in the campaign, you can request a packet by contacting member Janet Rose at

Donate online at the link below, or send a check with “ROV” in the memo to our meeting house:

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023

Click here to donate online now!