What is the Frank Alvah Parsons Society?
The Frank Alvah Parsons Society is a group of donors committed to enhancing the quality of the Parsons experience. In 1910, Frank Alvah Parsons became the director of what was then known as The New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, which described itself as a school "…where individuality and originality of thought and expression are developed along thoroughly artistic and practical lines; where students are taught to think and to do."
Parsons still embodies these noble ambitions, and Parsons society members hold a place of high honor in the life of the institution. Through yearly gifts of $1,000 or more to the Parsons Annual Fund, members provide increased opportunities for today's design students, enhancing the reputation of the school and ensuring the continued success of our graduates in the professional world.
What does it mean to give to the Parsons Annual Fund?
Annual Fund gifts are unrestricted, meaning they can be used immediately to support Parsons' highest priorities—enhancement of facilities, development of new academic programs, and support for individual growth. These current-use funds make a remarkable impact; they have contributed to:
What are the benefits of membership?
How do I get involved?
To learn more about becoming a member of the Parsons Society, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.229.5662 x4221.