Support of Cultural Institutions
Museum of the City of New York
At the Museum of the City of New York, which preserves and presents
400 years of Gotham history, a mere $50 donation gets you membership
privileges like free admission, discounts on store merchandise, and
invitations to the spring and fall receptions.
York City Ballet
Contributions to the New York City Ballet are
put toward the cost of 23 weeks of performances, the creation of new works,
and funding educational programs. A $1,500 donation gets you access to house
seats for popular performances. Give $5,000 or more, and you'll also be
invited to private receptions and dinners with the dancers.
New York City Opera
Sixty-year-old New York City Opera is known for nurturing young,
up-and-coming artists -- Renée Fleming launched her career
here -- and for its affordable tickets (they start at $27). Donors
can earmark where their money goes -- to production, rehearsals,
or artists' fees. Contributors of $10,000 or more can snag special
invitations to parties such as Brooke and Peter Duchin's annual
bash thrown at their apartment.
York Foundation for the Arts
Founded in 1971, the NYFA provides artists with financial backing
and exposes the public to their work. Your donation will fall into
an annual pool of more than $11 million given in grants, services
and fellowships to over 150 New York artists.
Keep the borough's neighborhood libraries strong: One way is to
get a memorial
book plate, placed in a volume permanently with a contribution
of $50 or more.
New York Philharmonic
By giving money to the New York Philharmonic, America's oldest orchestra, donors help defray costs of commissioning
new works and bringing music to the non-paying public. Money goes toward
tours, free concerts in the park, radio broadcasts, as well as general
operating expenses. Patrons who give $75 are invited to attend rehearsals.
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
This non-profit organization was founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In addition, the Foundation has created an endowment to maintain the monuments and created the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor® and The American Family Immigration History Center™.
You can also make a donation using Membership Rewards points at americanexpress.com or 1-800-AXP-EARN.