As a member of these leadership groups, you have numerous opportunities to witness the results of your generosity in action. You also receive special reports from the president about the university, invitations to select events, and borrowing privileges at the university's libraries. But most importantly, you'll  enjoy knowing that you have made a sound investment in students, faculty, facilities, and programming at The New School.

The New School's annual giving societies recognize individuals who make unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more. All gifts and qualifying matching gifts made by you or on your behalf to the university or one of its divisions in a fiscal year count toward annual giving recognition at one of three university-wide levels:

University Giving Societies

Alvin Johnson

Alvin Johnson President's Council ($25,000)

The New School invites you to join this society of university friends and volunteer leaders by making an Annual Fund gift at the $25,000 level

President's Associates ($10,000-$24,999)

New School Associates ($1,000-$9,999)

School Giving Societies

Some New School divisions also recognize donations at various levels for giving society memberships.  For specific information follow the links below:

Young Patrons Society





Frank Alva

Young Patrons Society 

If you're under 45 and passionate about the performing arts, become part of the Young Patrons Society at The New School, a dynamic group of young people from New York City and beyond who share your enthusiasm for music, theater, and dance.

Mannes Societies

As a Mannes donor, you will have numerous opportunities to experience the results of your generosity when you attend performances by our gifted young artists. All donors receive information on Mannes events through our yearly Mannes Highlights Calendar.

Frank Alvah Parsons Society

The Frank Alvah Parsons Society is a group of donors committed to enhancing the quality of the Parsons experience.

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