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Parents' Fund

As a parent, you are an important member of the NYU community. We value your involvement and encouragement. Your generosity provides critical funds to support existing and emerging programs including scholarships, facility improvements, visiting faculty, and student clubs and activities. Your gift affirms the faculty and staff who spend their professional lives working with your children—thank you.

Parents' Council

As a Parents' Fund donor, you may be eligible to join the NYU Parents' Council. The Council is an important facet of the University's ongoing efforts to build and strengthen our relationships with the greater NYU community.

The Council meets once each semester, co-hosts the President's Reception at Parents Day, and welcomes incoming students at Freshman Send-offs around the world during the summer. At the fall and spring meetings, the Council meets with a senior University administrator to discuss critical topics affecting student life.

Members support their students' schools philanthropically, assist and advise the University in strategies for engaging parents, and play important roles as University volunteers. Council members are also encouraged to host occasional events, identify ways to engage other parents, and provide leadership and support to help increase participation in the Parents' Fund.

Visit the Parents' Council page for more information.


Heather Buckendahl

β€œThe fellowship has allowed me to attend the school of my dreams with much less of a financial burden than I had imagined. My family is very proud and thankful that I am able to go the school that I have worked so hard to attend. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. I, and my family, immensely appreciate it.”

β€” Heather Buckendahl (SSSW ’15)

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