The New-York Historical Society gratefully accepts contributions that are fully tax-deductible to support the daily operations of the institution. For nearly 200 years, the New-York Historical Society has collected, preserved and interpreted a wide array of objects such as paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, newspapers and books that document the history of New York and American life. Your tax-deductible contribution would support the efforts of the Historical Society.

Gifts of appreciated securities offer advantages for donors. By contributing appreciated stock, held for more than one year, you receive two tax benefits. First, you avoid paying the capital gains tax on the appreciation. Second, you qualify for an income tax charitable deduction based on the value of your securities on the date you make the gift.

Many companies will match charitable gifts from current and retired employees. You are encouraged to use your matching gift program, since it increases the size of your gift and provides additional benefit for the New-York Historical Society. If you and/or your spouse work for a matching gift company, please obtain the appropriate gift form from your personnel office and return it along with your gift to the N-YHS.

For more information about making a tax deductible contribution or a gift of appreciated securities, please contact Janine Jaquet: or (212) 873-3400 extension 235.

The New-York Historical Society extends an eager invitation to friends, neighbors, scholars, and history buffs to join our growing membership roster and to help us build a strong constituency as we head toward our third century of public service. Members enjoy a full range of benefits while supporting one of America’s oldest cultural institutions. To sign up or renew your membership, please contact our Membership Office:

The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Membership Coordinator: Albert Min
Tel. 212-873-3400 x. 288
Fax. 212-874-8706

Add to the collections
The Society is dedicated to increasing both the library and museum collections with material that complements and enhances what is already held. In consultation with a special committee, the curatorial staff enjoys discovering and examining the material record of New York’s past and urges you to contact them regarding potential additions. Tax deductions are often possible from such donations. To discuss this or to get more information, please contact Janine Jaquet: or (212) 873-3400 extension 235.

Make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone special
Have you ever been at a loss about what gift to get that special someone? Why not celebrate an occasion by making a gift to the New-York Historical Society in their honor. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a gift card informing the person being honored of your generosity.

Perhaps you would like to remember someone special who has passed away. You may make a gift in their memory to support the New-York Historical Society. A card acknowledging your gift will be sent to the designated family or friend.

For more information about making a tax deductible contribution or a gift of appreciated securities, please contact Janine Jaquet: or (212) 873-3400 extension 235.