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 who share your enthusiasm for music, theater, and dance. Join us for evenings of good food, drink, and company, hosted by prominent figures in the performing arts, and featuring entertainment by The New School's most talented student performers.

As a member of the Young Patrons Society, you will be invited to a variety of exclusive social and artistic events throughout the year, and enjoy the rewards of supporting scholarships for the exceptionally gifted young people studying at the performing arts divisions of The New School—Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Benefits Include:

  • Invitations to events planned exclusively for Young Patrons throughout the year
  • Calendar of events, including advance notice of lectures, concerts, and other public programs
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes talks with musical and artistic performers
  • Invitations to Yearlong Festival chamber music programs at prestigious New York venues
  • Opportunity to discuss artistic matters with eminent lecturers and artists through Master Classes and open forum discussions
  • Preferred seating and personalized ticket handling at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space and The Kaye Playhouse for Mannes Opera and Mannes Orchestra concerts
  • Subscription to the Jazz, Drama and Mannes newsletters
  • Subscription to Mannes annual Highlights Calendar
  • Acknowledgment in all applicable Donors Lists
  • Eligibility to serve on the Young Patrons Committee

Annual Giving Levels

  • $500 - Young Patrons Society Committee Member
  • $250 - Young Patrons Society Committee Alumni Member (graduated after 2005)
  • $250 - Young Patrons Society Member
  • $125 - Young Patrons Society Alumni Member (graduated after 2005)

(Gifts in excess of $80 are tax-deductible)


Diana Wagner, Chair, Alex Glantz, Vice-Chair, Bryan Bilgore, Mark Cajigao, Sherri Eden Barber, Cody Franchetti, Steven Ganz, Mary Hastings, Michaelangelo L'Acqua, Alison Mahoney, Geoffrey McDonald, Adrian Noriega, Gregory Outwater, Lane Peace, Solène Romieu, Matei Varga

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