Support Us

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.

There are a variety of ways to support the Society:

  • You can give an individual gift easily, by paying online, or by sending in a check to the Society. 
  • You may also leave a lasting legacy through planned giving. 
  • As a nonprofit, the Society also has ongoing needs for resources and you might consider giving through in-kind gifts.
  • Your employer might support matching gifts that increase the value of what you choose to give to the Society.
  • There are also ways to give just by doing online searches, or shopping and buying tickets online.

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.

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
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information contact Executive Director Robert Liebeskind.

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. Click here to ownload our informational flyer.

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 Robert Liebeskind, Executive Director for more information..  Or check back and see if we have anything on our wish list!

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.

Other Ways to Give

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.

Give to Ethical by doing the things you already do online!

GoodSearch offers two easy ways to give to Ethical. Each time you use the GoodSearch search engine, money is donated to our organization. GoodSearch also partners with online retailers and a percantage of each purchase made through their portal is donated to us!

See a show and support NYSEC!Givenik is an online ticketing service for Broadway shows. Purchase your tickets through Givenik and a portion of the sale is given to Ethical.