How can I give?
You can make a gift to NYU-Poly in a variety of ways. Gifts can be made online, through the mail, over the phone and via fax. You can also contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (718) 260-3417 in regards to making in-kind gifts or making a planned gift.
Where should I direct my gift? What are the Institute’s current priorities?
Many alumni and friends of the Institute choose to make their contribution through an annual fund gift to either the Polytechnic Fund (unrestricted, immediate support of the Institute) or the Promise Scholarship Fund (NYU-Poly’s largest scholarship fund).
Annual giving is important because it provides the Institute with a flexible source of discretionary funding and allows us to support urgent challenges, unforeseen emergencies and emerging opportunities.
Is my online transaction secure?
Yes. We are committed to protecting your privacy. Our secure server software, SSL, is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name and address to avoid anyone reading the information as it travels over the Internet.
Will I receive a tax receipt letter for my online donation?
Yes. We process your online transaction in the same manner as we do any other type of donation (mail, phone). After we process your transaction, we will mail you an official tax receipt letter for your records.
How can I find out if my company will match my contribution to NYU-Poly?
To find out if your company will match your gift to the Institute, please ask a member of your organization’s Human Resources department. If you have any questions about the impact your matching gift, please contact Rena Rutkovsky, Alumni Relations Officer, at (718) 260-3844 or email@example.com.
I’m celebrating my reunion this year. Where should I direct my gift?
You can direct your gift to whatever fund you deem appropriate, although many alumni decide to support a fund chosen by the reunion committee. When making your gift, be sure to include a note stating that it is your reunion year.
How can I make gifts of securities to NYU-Poly?
For instructions on how to make a gift of securities, please visit our transfer of securities page. You can also contact Eleanor Fallon, Director of Donor Relations at (718) 260-4108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the benefits of giving securities to NYU-Poly?
Contributing publicly traded securities to NYU-Poly has a number of financial benefits. In making such gifts, you may defer or avoid altogether the recognition of long-term capital gain on those securities, depending on the type of gift made. You may also receive a charitable deduction from your income or estate taxes for the full fair market value of those securities.
What is NYU-Poly’s federal tax ID number?
The federal tax ID number for the Polytechnic Institute of NYU is 11-1630820.
Is my contact information kept private?
Yes. We will not sell or trade your personal or contact information to anyone, nor will we send mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Does NYU-Poly recognize donors through giving societies and, if so, what is the minimum required gift?
NYU-Poly recognizes donors at the following levels, with the minimum required gift being $250 or $500 depending on your graduation year. For more detailed information, visit our giving societies page.
- Bugliarello Society ($100,000 and up)
- Chairman's Circle ($25,000 to $99,999)
- Jacobs Entrepreneurial Council ($10,000 to $24,999)
- President’s Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)
- Innovator’s Circle ($2,500 to $4,999)
- Blue Jay Club ($500 to $2,499)
- Chevalier Society (lifetime giving over $1 million)
- Samuel Dureyea Society (planned giving)
- Young Alumni Leadership Circle (graduates of the last 15 years)
What are the tax benefits of making a gift to NYU-Poly?
Gifts made to NYU-Poly are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about tax benefits in regards to bequests and gifts of annuities, please visit our planned giving page.
Whom should I contact to discuss a large gift opportunity?
There are numerous opportunities to direct your large gift to a specific program or area of the Institute. To discuss these opportunities with a member of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, please contact Kelly Moody, Executive Director, Development and Campaigns, at (212) 998-6978 or email@example.com.
Whom should I contact with any additional questions?
Should you have any questions about giving to NYU-Poly, please contact Rena Rutkovsky, Alumni Relations Officer, at (718) 260-3844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.