Fair Share Giving 2020: Make Your Pledge Today!

The 2020 Annual Pledge Campaign should be wrapped up by now, but we’re still missing the participation of some members.

During the next few weeks, your fellow members will be reaching out for your help by telephone and asking you to make your financial pledge for 2020. To those who have already pledged and to those who have already fulfilled their pledges, your fellow members gratefully thank you for your support to the Society.

To make things easier, we are now accepting online credit card payments (may not work on some web browsers).

If you’d prefer to pay over time, please email bookkeeper Yolanta Kosmaczewska with your instructions.

Click here to pledge online now!

NEW! Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in NYC

The Society is currently raising money for charities and relief organizations doing the necessary work of keeping our neighbors safe and secure during this pandemic. Please consider giving what you can to these indispensable groups.

This week, we’re directing people to give to Padre Plaza Success Community Garden, founded 118 years ago in the Bronx.

Padre Plaza Success Community Garden offers a series of gardening workshops to neighborhood youth as alternatives to violence. The group is provides trainings on gardening, greenhouse planting, nutrition, carpentry, resume writing, and more while using these skills to support other community’s improve their gardens.

Just in the past 3 months because of the demand for food caused by Covid, they have expanded their mission to provide not just food but basic necessities like masks, gloves and sanitizer to the local community. They are partnering with local businesses to buy these supplies at a discount.

They reached out to their local officials to get support for a food distribution program which has successfully delivered meals twice a week to the elderly, home bound and local homeless shelter residents. They have contracts with local restaurants and food vendors to supply meals and food. They started with local frontline workers, hospital employees, police and firefighters in the community and now provide food and supply packages for 600 families per week. They now provide food, meals and supplies to 600 local families and are thrilled to receive our modest support.

Click here to donate now!

NEW! Support the "Reclaim Our Vote" Voter Registration Postcard 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 jrose@nysec.org.

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!

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.

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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.