Why do you give back?

Community of diverse people

NYU is proud to have a diverse and dedicated network of loyal donors, all who have committed to positively shaping the NYU experience for so many in our community. We are grateful for your generosity, all that you help to accomplish, and the example you set for the NYU community. Learn more about our donors below!

Meet our Donors!

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Neil Dworkin (Wagner '86, '89)
As an NYU Loyal donor for over 35 years, I continue to give back because attending NYU and being part of the NYU Loyal community - as a supporter of Wagner, faculty, and a quality education- has been my privilege."


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Jeremy Kim (CAS '10, Wagner '14, Stern '23)

"I give back because I believe that anybody can make an impact. Making a difference starts with a simple feeling—a desire to make a change. As a member of YALC and Loyal, I'm proud to support the very communities at NYU that shaped my student experience. With NYU being such a large place, the LGBTQ+ center’s support for queer students is critical to helping foster a sense of community, and I'm especially proud to give back to the LGBTQ+ Center.” 


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Bonnie Kelly (PARENT '23), Loyal Parent Donor

"We are inspired to give to NYU because we believe, especially in current times, that families who are in a position to be able to give should. We support NYU’s commitment to building and strengthening its university-wide culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Our financial support absolutely provides the safety net that so many students need to commit to attending and graduating from NYU."
"At a large university, it’s easy to believe that your specific gift isn’t that important, especially when your gift is modest, but giving at all levels is a personal statement of support for the learning experience that your student selected to prepare them for life beyond university. We are big believers in everyone giving to their ability — the goal is participation! Now, more than ever, NYU’s students, faculty and administration need to know that the broader NYU community understands that real support is needed to fulfill its mission during this unprecedented moment; financial gifts at any level demonstrate this support."
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Jeffrey Rathgeber (STERN '92, WAGNER '19)

"In times like this no gesture is too small. Think of the student who's dream school is NYU, the same student that was facing hard budgeting decisions before the virus came to town. COVID-19 leaves that student's financial picture bleaker through no fault of their own, and I still want that student to be able to come here and study with us. That's why I gave to the NYU Student Emergency Relief Fund."
"The world needs new thinkers and new energy to execute new opportunities, which is to say they need you. I wish for all of you, all the success you can dream for a better world."
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Susan Fink (PARENT '14, '17, '18, '23), Loyal Parent Donor

"I choose to give back because I love NYU and the impact that the University has had on my children. I have quite a few other family members who are part of the NYU family! I am very proud of how NYU has proven themselves and risen up and handle the pandemic."

Peter Worth (COURANT '98)

"I give as much as I can afford. As a head of household with children this can be difficult at times, but schools especially are at the top of my giving list. This is my way of paying it forward to the next group. It's important that the school, as it has done for years now, remains rooted in the economic community that it ultimately serves. NYU works with the international community, but at its core it's a New York City institution and New York is today, and has always been, a land of opportunity and growth."