Society of the Torch

An Invitation to Join the Society of The Torch

New York University invites you to join the Society of the Torch, a special group of alumni, faculty and friends who have recognized the importance of philanthropic planning, and who have provided for the University, its schools and colleges, through their wills and through other gift-planning arrangements such as those described in these pages.

The Society finds its inspiration in a ceremony conducted during the University's commencement exercises, when a senior faculty member passes the University Torch to the youngest undergraduate degree candidate. Just as the passing of the Torch symbolizes the continuity of learning, so membership in the Society honors supporters who share the foresight and commitment that enables NYU to fulfill its fundamental mission—passing the light of knowledge to future generations.

Members of the Society receive complimentary invitations to special University convocations, lectures, seminars, and other events; information about the most current estate and tax planning techniques; and copies of selected University publications such as NYU Alumni Magazine and NYU Torchlight.

If you have previously provided for the University in your will or trust, we would like to know of your generosity. Contact Alan Shapiro, Executive Director of Gift Planning at (212) 998-6960 or alan.shapiro@nyu.edu to enroll as a member of the Society of The Torch.

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