NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
The New England Society in the City of New York (NES), founded in 1805, is one of the oldest charitable organizations in the United States. Founded for the purpose of promoting “friendship, charity, and mutual assistance,” NES celebrates New England heritage through its charitable works and social activities. Its philanthropic focus is education and historic preservation. NES funds a Scholarship Program for New York City students attending colleges and universities in New England. Another signature program is the annual New England Society Book Awards, which recognize books of merit that honor New England and its culture.
To be eligible for membership, applicants must demonstrate an affiliation with New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) through Ancestry, Education or Residency. Ancestry shall mean that the potential member is a native or descendant of a native of any of the New England States. Education shall mean that the potential member attended a New England university, college, or boarding school. Residency shall mean that the potential member owns property or previously owned property, or lives in or has lived in one of the New England States. Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria as stated above, may become Associate Members of NES by demonstrating an affinity for New England.
Applicants must be proposed by two members in good standing who will serve as a Proposer and Seconder. Candidates must complete the attached application and Proposers shall write a letter on behalf of their candidates. In addition, applicants must also attend an Admissions Reception or meet with the Admissions Co-Chairs. Use the electronic form below to complete the application.
For more information, please contact NES Headquarters at
(929) 357-0170 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Membership Dues are listed next to each Membership Category. There are initiation fees for all new Members. Please do not send payment with your application. NES will furnish an invoice upon approval of your Membership. NES is a 501(c)(3) organization and dues and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.