All donations are tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)3 organization. Is your gift eligible to be matched? Check our list for participating employers. If you would prefer to send a check, please make it out to “Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association” and mail it to: P.O. Box 3531, New York, NY 10008.
Donating to the Stuy Fund
If you make a donation to the Stuy Fund (formerly known as the General Fund) or pay your Membership Dues, your money goes toward purchasing equipment and books for various academic departments; supporting Stuyvesant teams and clubs as they compete, travel, and win; aiding in the printing and distribution of student publications; and awarding scholarships to the dedicated students who need and deserve them. Your money also goes toward printing and distributing the Alumni Spectator newsletter; organizing and hosting alumni of all classes at the annual Alumni Weekend event, cultural and social events, and meetings; cultivating the website to facilitate alumni relations and keep the constituency informed.
Membership Dues are the lifeblood of our organization. The Alumni Association is, above all else, a community-based membership organization.
Dues are used to support the School and the Alumni. They are used to fund Alumni events, newsletter and support allocation requests that are made by students and faculty. Additionally, dues-paying members receive perks, such as discounts on event tickets and first access to sales, exclusive access to our video archive, and can vote in the annual elections for the Board of Directors.
Annual membership begins on the day we receive your payment and lasts until the end of the month of the following calendar year. For example, if we receive your dues on January 2, 2020, your membership will expire on January 31, 2021.
Stuyvesant’s Principal has presented our alumni community with a unique naming opportunity. Alumni can have their name and year of graduation engraved on a metal plate on the back of a seat in the Stuyvesant High School Murray Kahn Theater with their $1,000 donation to the General Fund. For an additional $1,000, you can say a few words! Make your impact on the leaders of tomorrow by writing a special message (less than 100 characters including spaces, letters, numbers, and symbols) to share with current and future graduates. Please note that this is a rare and limited opportunity as there are a finite number of seats available, and seats will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. To name your chair now, make your tax-deductible gift here. Please be sure to write “Chair” or “Chair and Tweet” under “Comments” at checkout. We will contact you for your message.
Donating Stocks and Securities
The Alumni Association also takes stock donations. Please contact the office at 212-312-4894 or [email protected] for our Agent Bank, DTIC and account information.
Why does Stuyvesant need an Endowment?
Public funding for Stuyvesant does not cover much of what is needed for advanced classwork and extracurricular activities. It is our aspiration that an endowment will fill in the gaps and help us keep pace with our peers. Our sister schools and many other public New York City high schools already have sizable endowments, and we need to keep pace to stay at the pinnacle of public education and give our exceptional students the same opportunities accorded to their peers. There are strict limits on spending from the Endowment so that the corpus remains intact. In order to accumulate a meaningful level of interest that can be contributed to the school, the Endowment needs to reach a critical mass. Now that we met our Matching Gift goal, we are on our way with about $1M.
Our graduates–from Nobel laureates to the leaders of every imaginable profession: medicine, law, business, the arts, academia and on and on — almost universally recognize and appreciate that Stuyvesant was the bedrock of their success, setting the path toward achievement and excellence. They want to give back, and that is why we have such a remarkable opportunity before us. And, of course, you can help!
Endowments are designed to exist for the benefit of the school, its students, and alumni in perpetuity. Help us to ensure that Stuyvesant’s legacy is eternal, and that graduates emerge equipped with the tools they need to change the world. Please note: The minimum contribution for the Endowment Fund is $1,000, unless an exception previously has been arranged and agreed upon by the donor and the Alumni Association. Donations under $1,000 will be applied to the Stuy Fund automatically, so that they may be applied where they are most needed.
Donate to Scholarships
With tuition rising every year, sometimes funding is the only thing that stands in the way of our graduating Seniors. Scholarships have been designed to give students the head-start that many need to go to the school of their dreams. Although we have grown our reach by giving over 20 awards to deserving students, we know there are many more students still need our support. To start your own scholarship, please reach out to us at [email protected] Here is the list of established scholarships.
Donate to Directed Funds
Directed Funds go to specific programs, scholarships, departments, teams, or initiatives, and are a way for you to direct funds to the area of your choice.
Please note: In order to open a directed fund, one must contribute a minimum of $5500, with a minimum $1000 being allocated yearly. For established funds, directed gifts must be a minimum of $1000.
For all directed gifts, similar to most charities, 10% of the contribution is applied to the Stuy Fund, unless an exception has been previously agreed upon by the donor and the Alumni Association. Donations under $1,000 will automatically be contributed to Stuy Fund, so that they may be used where they are most needed. To make a directed gift today, please reach out to [email protected].
For many alumni, parents, and friends, a bequest is the simplest way to create a meaningful and influential legacy at Stuyvesant. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].