Giving Societies

Bugliarello Society ($100,000 and up)

The support of Bugliarello Society members is seen throughout the Institute. Members, who make annual gifts of $100,000 and above, are true philanthropic leaders of the Institute.

  • All of the benefits of the Chairman's Circle
  • Interactive tour of NYU School of Engineering laboratories lead by a faculty member

Chairman's Circle ($25,000 to $99,999)

Chairman's Circle members are recognized for their leadership gifts of $25,000 to $99,999 which fund essential upgrades throughout NYU School of Engineering's facilities at MetroTech and beyond.

  • All of the benefits of the Jacobs Entrepreneurial Council
  • Invitation to Chevalier Society Induction Ceremony

Jacobs Entrepreneurial Council ($10,000 to $24,999)

Gifts made at the Jacobs Entrepreneurial Council level ensure that NYU School of Engineering's students continue to have opportunities to apply their ideas, bringing what was once merely a concept to life.

  • All of the benefits of the President's Circle
  • Tour of NYU School of Engineering's incubators
  • Reserved VIP seating at the annual Lynford Lecture

President’s Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)

President’s Circle members recognize donors who make annual gifts between $5,000 and $9,999. Member contributions keep the Institute financially strong and, in conjunction with the president’s leadership, enable NYU School of Engineering to set and attain new levels of excellence.

  • All of the benefits of the Innovator's Circle
  • Invitation to annual President's reception
  • Invitation to Inno/Vention activities

Innovator’s Circle ($2,500 to $4,999)

The importance of innovation has long been a focus of NYU School of Engineering's academic curriculum, and members of the Innovator’s Circle recognize its growing value as we respond to 21st-century needs.

  • All of the benefits of the Blue Jay Club
  • Invitation to NYU's Speaker on the Square
  • Audit class for free (with permission of the Professor and the Office of Admissions)

Blue Jay Club ($500 to $2,499)

A nod to NYU School of Engineering's beloved mascot, the Blue Jay Club recognizes donors at the $500 to $2,499 level. Blue Jay Club gifts allow NYU School of Engineering to continue to provide a challenging, comprehensive education both in and out of the classroom.

  • Complimentary admission to President's Luncheon at NYU Alumni Day
  • Name recognition in honor roll of donors (online and print)

Samuel B. Duryea Society

The Samuel B. Duryea Society recognizes individuals who have named NYU School of Engineering as a beneficiary in their wills, trusts, retirement accounts, and life insurance policies. It was created in the spring of 1990, and was named after Samuel Bowne Duryea (1845–1892), a former Poly student who was the first to make a bequest to the Institute in 1885. Samuel was a resident of Brooklyn, NY and was the son of General Harmanus B. Duryea. Mr. Duryea’s fortune at the time of his death was valued at over $5,000,000 – most of which was left to Poly.

Learn more about planned gifts or joining the Samuel B. Duryea Society