A philanthropic giving society of forward thinking individuals whose annual generosity continues to safeguard the heritage of medicine and inform the debate on current health challenges. The Academy’s President’s Society members are dedicated to building bridges among an interdisciplinary community of scholars, educators, clinicians, community leaders and the general public. These committed individuals bring to life the history of medicine and public health and champion the Academy’s vision that everyone should have the opportunity for a long and healthy life.

Benefits of Joining the President’s Society:

  1. A deeper connection to the work of the Academy through exclusive insider communications
  2. Enhanced access to Academy leadership
  3. Opportunities to connect with other members
  4. Recognition of your support
  5. Exclusive events that showcase the impact of your giving

Join the President’s Society today with your donation of $1,000 or more. Giving levels and benefits are below.

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Progress Allies

Donors who give $1,000-$4,999 to the Academy.

1. The Academy’s President’s Society Pin
2. Recognition in the Academy’s Annual Report
3. Recognition on the Academy’s Website
4. Invitations to Academy and Library events, including pre-event opportunities to meet the speaker, the Celebration of the Library lecture and reception and more
5. Exclusive Invitation to the Academy’s Annual President’s Society Reception
6. Personal assistance with all gift giving to the Academy

Metropolitan Partners

Donors who give $5,000-$9,999 to the Academy. 

All of the above plus:
1. Invitation to the VIP cocktail reception at the Academy’s Annual Gala with ticket purchase
2. Opportunity to be featured on the Academy’s Donor Spotlight webpage
3. Invitation to scheduled twice a year private tours in the  Academy Library or the Conservation Lab with refreshments

Gotham Innovators

Donors who give $10,000-$24,999 to the Academy.

All of the above plus:
1. Access to special events with Academy Leadership
2. Invitation to join the Academy’s Annual Gala Committee
3. Invitation to VIP curator-led tours in the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room or opportunity to provide up to six guests with a private tour of the rare book room designed for your individual interests
4. Opportunity to have private lunch with the Academy Library’s Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts or Historical Collections Librarian

Empire Laureates

Donors who give $25,000-$49,999 to the Academy.

All of the above plus:
1. Opportunity to be featured on Donor Spotlight banners in the Academy’s lobby
2. Opportunity to host a cocktail reception for up to 15 guests at the Academy with special support from our events team
3. A replica of the historical Academy building
4. A seat named in your honor or for a special someone in our historical Hosack Hall Audiotorium

Urban Champions

Donors who give $50,000-$99,999 to the Academy. 

All of the above plus:
1. Special recognition in the Academy’s external newsletter
2. Recognition on screens at the Academy’s Annual Gala
3. Invitation to dinner with the Academy’s President and Chair of the Board of Directors
4. Customized opportunities to meet with Academy leaders, grantors and sponsors
5. Private tour of the Conservation Lab with condition evaluation of up to 2 personal books by Academy Conservation staff


City Visionaries

Donors who give over $100,000 to the Academy.

All of the above plus:
1. Recognized on a permanent plaque, displayed at the Academy’s building
2. Additional benefits for our City Visionaries are individually tailored to donor’s interests