New England Society In The City Of New York

NES is one of the oldest social and charitable organizations in the US, founded in 1805 to promote friendship, charity and mutual assistance.

 

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New York, NY – EIN 136111094 nesnyc.org

The New England Society in the City of New York (NES) was founded on May 6, 1805, and is one of the oldest social and charitable organizations in the United States. Established to promote “friendship, charity, and mutual assistance” among and on behalf of New Englanders living in New York, NES celebrates New England heritage through philanthropic outreach, social events and cultural activities. Our charitable focus is education. The NES Scholarship Program assists New York City students at New England colleges and universities. Another signature program is the annual New England Society Book Awards, which recognize books of merit that honor New England and its culture.

When the New England Society was founded, Thomas Jefferson was President and the population of New York was 75,770. In the decades following the American Revolution, there was a major migration of New Englanders to New York. Original founders and members of NES were inspired to band together by a love for their native New England and a desire to maintain its traditions and promote its culture.

Since our founding, our members have included notable individuals from law, politics, finance, industry, journalism, education, the arts and philanthropy. Many early members were involved in shaping and building New York City, from Horace Greeley, editor, writer and founder of the New York Tribune, to architect Richard Morris Hunt, who designed many city mansions and institutions. NES leaders included titans of banking and industry, such as financier and philanthropist J.P. Morgan (26th president), Moses Grinnell, builder of the world’s fastest clipper ship (8th president), and William E. Dodge, Jr., co-founder of one of the largest copper mining companies in the world (31st president).

The first Annual Dinner was held on December 21, 1805, at the City Hotel on Broadway with 154 Members in attendance. A tradition began that evening of inviting well-known personalities of the day to attend the Dinner and deliver addresses of interest to NES members. A review of the roster of speakers who attended these Annual Dinners reflects the American historical narrative: from Commander Stephen Decatur, War of 1812 hero, and statesman Daniel Webster, to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). Fortunately, many of these orations are preserved in the NES Archives, including Mark Twain’s speech, The Weather of New England. Another tradition that began on that festive December 21st evening was that of fine dining and toasts. At that first Annual Dinner, 18 toasts were made with acknowledgement and thanks to New England, the City of Leyden, the State of New York, John Winthrop, John Smith and George Washington, among others.

The cover of the program from 99th Annual Festival, held on December 22, 1900. Designed by Tiffany & Co.
The cover of the program from 99th Annual Festival, held on December 22, 1900. Designed by Tiffany & Co.

NES also has a long, distinguished history of helping those in need. As early as 1806, we started a robust philanthropic program that encompassed social services such as distributing firewood for cooking and heating to those in need, providing annuities to impoverished widows and funding special projects created by inventive New England minds. Over the years, NES also responded to those suffering from natural disasters, providing funds for relief in the wake of the severe Vermont floods in 1927. In 1945, NES focused its philanthropic outreach on education and launched the College Students’ Loaning Fund which provided emergency loans to students at New England colleges and universities. Over 75,000 students received loans during the program’s 45-year period. In 1953, we expanded our educational outreach and launched the NES Scholarship Program to help fund New York City students attending colleges and universities in New England. NES scholarships reduce student loan liability, lend confidence and provide a sense of achievement to deserving young scholars. Though our charitable initiatives have evolved over time, the underlying mission of assistance has remained constant.

Since 19th century, we have made many cultural contributions both locally and in New England.

In 1868, a bust of the statesman, politician, orator and New Hampshire native Daniel Webster by sculptor Thomas Ball was presented to the Society by a member of NES. The bust is now on permanent loan to Dartmouth College. The work was so well received that Ball went on to create a full-figure statuette of Webster. In 1870, Gordon W. Burnham commissioned a larger-than-life sized version of this statuette for Central Park. The statue is currently installed on West Drive near the West 72nd Street entrance.
In 1885, NES commissioned a bronze statue of a pilgrim by noted sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, which was titled The Pilgrim and erected near the East 72nd Street entrance of Central Park. It is from this sculpture that Pilgrim Hill gets its name. On June 4, 1985, a rededication ceremony was held to mark the statue’s centennial.
In 1920, NES donated $50,000 to build a fireproof portico for Pilgrim Hall (U.S. National Register of Historic Places) in Plymouth, Mass. The Hall houses the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuously operated public museum in the country, having opened its doors in 1824.
In 1933, NES funded the construction of a replica of the Aptucxet Trading Post in Bourne, Mass., on Cape Cod. The post was established in 1627 to encourage trade among the Pilgrims and Native Americans.
And most recently, NES launched the New England Society Book Awards to recognize books that honor and promote New England culture.
Also of interest to NES is honoring the New England spirit. In 1952, NES established the Reginald T. Townsend Award, named for its then President, to recognize outstanding achievement representing the finest qualities of the New England character. Award recipients have represented excellence in a wide range of fields, from the sciences, academia and letters, to politics and the arts. Honorees include John Davis Lodge, Kingman Brewster, George Plimpton, Harrison E. Salisbury, Walter Cronkite, Charles Osgood, and most recently Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno.

Proud of its rich history, NES preserves and enriches the New England heritage for the New York community and beyond.

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The Pilgrim, Central Park

The New England Society in the City of New York (NES) is one of several lineage organizations in the United States and one of the oldest charitable societies in the country.[citation needed] It was founded in 1805 to promote “friendship, charity and mutual assistance” among and on behalf of New Englanders living in New York.[1]

History

The founding NES meeting was held on May 6, 1805 at the State Street home of merchant, statesman, and first NES president James Watson. Watson’s Federal townhouse still stands and is on the National Register of Historic Places.[2] It was also the residence of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American Catholic Saint. The home is currently occupied by the rectory of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and is part of the Seton Shrine.[3]

The first Annual Dinner was held on December 21, 1805 at the City Hotel on Broadway with 154 Members in attendance. Every year since 1805, the Society has hosted speakers at various venues, including Delmonico's Restaurant, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and Sherry’s in New York City.[4] The roster of speakers who attended these Dinners includes Commander Stephen Decatur, War of 1812 Hero, statesman Daniel Webster,[5] U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant., J. Pierpont Morgan (the 26th NES President), Theodore Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson,[6] Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Woodrow Wilson.

In 1885 the New England Society of New York donated the statue The Pilgrim to New York City.[7][8][9][10] The bronze statue by sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, a 9 feet (2.7 m) tall stylized representation of one of the Pilgrims, British immigrants to the New World led by William Bradford who left from Plymouth, England, in the cargo ship Mayflower in September 1620, sits on Pilgrim Hill in Central Park in New York City.[9][11] The statue faces westward on the crest of a little knoll at the top of the hill, on a rusticated Quincy granite pedestal that was created by architect Richard Morris Hunt, overlooking the East Drive at East 72nd Street.[11][7][8][12]

Education

In 1953, NES expanded its educational outreach and launched the NES Scholarship Program to provide access to higher education to deserving young scholars.[13] NES provides funding for New York City students attending colleges and universities in New England.[14]

Membership

The Society currently maintains its headquarters in midtown Manhattan.[15] Full membership requires evidence of New England ancestry, education, or residence; associate membership is available to those who share an affinity for New England and the mission of NES.[16]

Notable members

References

  1. ^ "History of New England Society in the City of New York". New England Society in the City of New York. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Seton Shrine Official Website". Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  4. ^ Annual Report Volumes 115-118. New England Society in the City of New York. 1920. Retrieved 2 August 2012. new england society in the city of new york.
  5. ^ Cephas Brainerd; Eveline Warner Brainerd. "Daniel Webster: Response" (PDF). The New England Society Orations Volume 1. The Century Co. pp. 354–370. Retrieved 3 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Cephas Brainerd; Eveline Warner Brainerd. "Ralph Waldo Emerson: Oration & Response" (PDF). The New England Society Orations, Vol. II. The Century Co. Retrieved 3 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Pilgrim Hill". www.centralpark.com. April 3, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Pilgrim Hill". Central Park Conservancy. July 28, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Walsh, Kevin (January 8, 2020). "PILGRIM HILL, Central Park". Forgotten New York. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  10. ^ Miller, Sara Cedar (April 7, 2020). Seeing Central Park: The Official Guide Updated and Expanded. Abrams. ISBN 978-1-68335-879-4.
  11. ^ a b "Pilgrim: NYC Parks". Central Park Monuments. June 26, 1939. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  12. ^ Carroll, R.; Berenson, R.J. (2008). The Complete Illustrated Map and Guidebook to Central Park. Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-4027-5833-1. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  13. ^ "New England Society Scholarship Program". New England Society in the City of New York. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  14. ^ "Roster of Institutions Program". New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). Archived from the original on 28 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  15. ^ "Non-profit Building Tenants". The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  16. ^ "New England Society Membership". New England Society in the City of New York. Retrieved 2 August 2012.

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NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

NEW YORK, NY 10017-6603 | Tax-exempt since June 1945
  • EIN: 13-6111094
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
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$833,382

Total Functional Expenses $299,514
Net income $533,868
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $106,579 12.8%
Investment income $60,639 7.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $22,269 2.7%
Sales of assets $2,143 0.3%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $2,177 0.3%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
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Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
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Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $1,899,051
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2016

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Total Revenue

$210,088

Total Functional Expenses $191,007
Net income $19,081
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $89,936 42.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $26,442 12.6%
Sales of assets $9,776 4.7%
Net inventory sales $866 0.4%
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
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Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $1,295,357
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Total Revenue

$138,100

Total Functional Expenses $200,295
Net income -$62,195
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $47,491 34.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $18,226 13.2%
Sales of assets -$4,869
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,817 2.8%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $28,796 14.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
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Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $1,239,944
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Total Revenue

$305,551

Total Functional Expenses $200,930
Net income $104,621
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $56,032 18.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$7,147
Sales of assets $90,266 29.5%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $2,604 0.9%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $67,000 33.3%
Other
Total Assets $1,391,632
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $1,391,632
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Dec. 2013

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2013

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Total Revenue

$284,088

Total Functional Expenses $216,249
Net income $67,839
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $32,264 11.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $3,142 1.1%
Sales of assets $65,360 23.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $2,698 0.9%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $63,013 29.1%
Other
Total Assets $1,365,109
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $1,365,109
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Dec. 2012

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2012

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Total Revenue

$197,367

Total Functional Expenses $181,993
Net income $15,374
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $25,484 12.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$15,894
Sales of assets -$2,318
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $60,000 33.0%
Other
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Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $1,213,275
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2011

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Total Revenue

$169,026

Total Functional Expenses $181,920
Net income -$12,894
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $25,240 14.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$48,866
Sales of assets $11,959 7.1%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $44,672 24.6%
Other
Total Assets $1,146,930
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $1,146,930
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2010

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