Carrying the Torch

Visionary Donors Empowering NYU to Fulfill Its Goal of Transforming Our World through Education

The three gifts showcased here will enable deserving students to pursue their passions regardless of socioeconomic background.

A detail of the hand of the Prometheus sculpture by Paul Manship that sits above the Rockefeller Center ice rink.

Photo: Vincent Tullo

NYU Alumni Changemakers

Meet the new class of Changemakers—a select group NYU alumni whose accomplishments help build a better world.

Nominate Alumni to Be Recognized by the NYUAA: The NYU Alumni Association (NYUAA) is proud to recognize outstanding alumni for their exceptional personal and professional achievements, as well as service and impact on NYU, in their communities, and around the world.
    To nominate an alum, visit


Logotype for NYU Alumni Changemakers in yellow and white type on a dark purple background

Logotype for NYU Alumni Changemakers in yellow and white type on a dark purple background

Logotype for NYU Alumni Changemakers in yellow and white type on a dark purple background

Celebrating the 10-Year Anniversary of the 1831 Fund

Arroyo sits in a wheelchair on a NYC subway platform, arms crossed, smiling

Quemuel “Q” Arroyo (CAS ’12, WAG ’20)

Established by students, run by students, benefiting students. That’s how the organization named in honor of this university’s year of founding works.
    Donations—including an option to give exactly $18.31—fund scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfer students, regardless of country of origin and/or documentation status, with all the money raised going directly to financial aid.
    A former member of the 1831 Fund committee, alumnus Quemuel “Q” Arroyo (CAS ’12, WAG ’20), pictured here, is now the New York City Department of Transportation’s first-ever chief accessibility officer. He’s celebrating the 1831 Fund’s 10-year anniversary with a gift because, as he says, “I give back because I got so much during my time on campus.” To make a donation, visit

—Portrait by Joel Griffith

Save the Date

March 30, 2023

Join us for NYU One Day—our university-wide 24-hour day of giving in support of NYU students—when the NYU community will join together once again to show our Violet Pride!

Follow along on social: #NYUOneDay

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