If you love New York as much as we do, you know that the ongoing tales about the demise of our city are difficult to hear. A group of us have decided to act to change the narrative. We are focusing on what we all know is the city’s beating heart: New York’s creative community. New York is about grit and hustle, and so are we. We are a grassroots army of volunteers who have come together to create the next New York: #NYCNext.
Our goal is simple: To help the city we love recover and rebuild, and to energize and inspire others to act by creating moments of joy. If you love NYC, this is a chance to give back and make a positive impact on the place we call home.
Asher Remy Toldeo
Fiona Howe Rudin
Kara Medoff Barnett
Marie Ellen Smith
Mary Page Nance
Nina Lorez Collins
Rachel Fishman Feddersen
Rita Pietropinto Kitt
Susan de Castro
Susan Gluck Pappajohn
A Fiscal Sponsorship enables us to quickly achieve our mission(s) by soliciting tax-deductible donations, applying for and making grants, hosting fundraisers/events, and operating mission-driven programs. By operating through a fiscal sponsor’s 501(c)(3) status, the administrative burden of having our own foundation is handled by GenEquality who also provides financial oversight and ensures compliance.
Yes, aside from some overhead we are covering for the Fiscal Sponsor. The group is run by volunteers who are donating their time.
The funds raised will be used to cover hard costs of doing the pop up events (producing the events, paying artists, etc.) and for donations to related charities (e.g. New York Cares, Actors Fund, Broadway Cares)
We are setting up a group to tackle how to help in this window. A few ideas have been floated including could we stage performances in empty storefront windows? How can we support restaurants who will offer outdoor seating with heaters?
The mission for this group of New Yorkers is to help build the next New York— a better and more equitable place for all. We do that by coming together in brand new ways and harnessing our creative energy and irrepressible spirit to produce New York moments of joy, while also giving back to the artists, neighborhoods, and people who make our city home. We will solidify our long term plans as we begin to execute and learn.