Since its founding in 1817, the New York Academy of Sciences has played a vital role in shaping both the cultural landscape of New York City and important dialogue within the international scientific community. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization, the Academy provides a neutral forum in which industry, academia, and government convene to address some of the most cutting-edge topics in science. Its mission is threefold:
- advance scientific knowledge
- help resolve global challenges with science-based solutions
- increase the number of scientifically informed individuals
The continued success of our programs relies on the generosity of corporate partners, foundations, and individual contributors. Whether you are an individual or represent a business or other institution, you can help to ensure that the Academy has the resources to provide unique services to the global scientific community and the public at large.
Please consider supporting the Academy today. Click on the links below for more information.
The Academy offers a variety of giving opportunities. Your tax-deductible gift can be made online, by mail, or by phone; through a planned gift; or as part of an event ticket package purchase. You can also join the Charles Darwin Society to receive special donor benefits. Whichever way you choose to give, you support the Academy’s valuable programs.
By becoming a corporate Member, your company can become more deeply involved in the innovative programs that take place at the Academy and become a part of our global community. You will gain access to our scientific network, which includes many distinguished leaders of industry, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector. You will connect with the Science Alliance, our network of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers—young scientists who will become tomorrow's leaders. You will also help your employees to stay abreast of the latest developments in the sciences. Corporate Membership in the Academy offers opportunities for companies of any size, regardless of geographical location.
Your support of the Frontiers of Science program will help the Academy convene professional scientific conferences and symposia on cutting-edge topics in the life sciences, physical sciences, and green science and sustainability. Bringing together international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and NGOs, Frontiers of Science provides a neutral forum for participants to exchange information on basic and applied research and on the broader role of science, medicine, and technology in society.
Each fall the Academy holds a celebration of scientific excellence in the New York City area. The 2015 Gala is scheduled for November 9 at the Conrad New York.
The Academy offers a number of print and online channels that your organization can use to put its message in front of our global audiences. We offer advertising on our Web site, in our various e-newsletters, and in the print version of the New York Academy of Sciences Magazine. We also offer a variety of support and sponsorship options for the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, our prestigious scientific series; Academy eBriefings, our Web-based multimedia overviews of Academy symposia and conferences; and our podcasts.
The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. The types of donor information that we collect and maintain are as follows:
- Contact information: name, address, telephone number and email address
- Giving information
- Information on events attended, communication received, relationships and program interests
- Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions
The New York Academy of Sciences uses donors’ information to understand donor interests in its mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities.
All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers, the amount of their gift, etc., is kept strictly confidential by the New York Academy of Sciences organization, its staff, board and consultants, unless permission is obtained from donors to release such information.
For more information about how you can help support the Academy's mission, please contact:
Linde E.T. Ostro, PhD
Senior Vice President for Development