Affinities & Societies
The Oval Society is a group of highly inspired, and engaged individuals that give to Wagner exclusively through the recurring gift program. We’re asking you to become a member of the Oval Society and make a difference by making a monthly recurring gift to the Wagner Fund. This is only open right now to GOLD group members. You can establish your first monthly recurring gift online at wagner.edu/give.
The members of Wagner’s Inner Circle form the influential core of annual supporters at the highest levels of giving. This group of more than 200 alumni, parents, and friends each contribute a total of $2,500 or more to Wagner every year. They are vital to Wagner’s ability to be innovative in its curriculum, supportive to its students, and proactive in campus maintenance. Visit our site for more information or contact Patrick Mooney at 718-420-4529 or email@example.com
Members of the Heritage Society help secure the future and ensure the vitality of Wagner College by including the College in their estate and/or financial plans. More than 200 members of the Heritage Society have already made a commitment to the future of Wagner College. By joining other alumni, parents, and friends who have taken this most important step, you can be filled with Seahawk pride knowing that you are part of an important legacy. Contact David Martin, Esq. at 718-420-4341 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or to join.
The Chai Society is dedicated to strengthening the ties between Wagner College and the Jewish community. Members of the Chai Society represent community leaders from Staten Island and the New York metropolitan area. The Chai Society helps to support programming such as the Jewish Culture Lectures Series, the College’s Hillel Chapter and the Wagner College Holocaust Center. For more information, please contact Lori Weintrob at 718-390-3309, email@example.com.
The main purpose of the DaVinci Society is to promote greater understanding of Italy and Italian-American contributions to America’s vibrant democratic culture. The generosity of the DaVinci Society provides invaluable experiences and knowledge for the students at Wagner College and the community of Staten Island in promoting the value of Italian heritage. For more information, contact Kaitlin Girton, Development Office Liaison for the DaVinci Society at 718-420-4551, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wagner College Friends of the Library group works closely with the Dean of the Library and the Office of Institutional Advancement to provide the most effective Library services to students and faculty. It promotes and supports the use of advanced technology to enhance available resources by participating in fundraising activities for Library projects. For more information regarding donations, please contact Kaitlin Girton, Executive Director of Development, 718-420-4551, email@example.com.
The mission of the Friends of the Theatre is to join together in love of the performing arts while recognizing the importance of sustaining and nurturing the theatre program at Wagner College. They seek to promote the program, in all its dimensions, for the betterment of the students, the College and the community at large. For more information regarding donations, please contact Kaitlin Girton, Executive Director of Development, 718-420-4551, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wagner College Guild was founded in 1918 by faculty wives to help provide support for the divinity students who were away from home pursuing their education. Today, the Guild’s mission remains in many ways the same as it was over 104 years ago, with its members committed to assisting students in need. This includes The Lila T. Barbes Wagner College Guild Scholarship which is awarded to two students each year. As well as supporting the Make a Difference Fund, which provides immediate emergency financial assistance to students in need. The Guild hosts four luncheons a year, which have been designed to inform, entertain and encourage fellowship. For more information, or to become a member, please contact Karen Kennedy at 718-420-4530, email@example.com.
The Parent Leadership Council is a group of parents and families who are dedicated to the support of all students at Wagner College. Members of the Parent Leadership Council have the opportunity to impact the students experience in significant ways, ensuring that all students have an equally transformative experience at Wagner, regardless of personal resources. The Parent Leadership Council supports Wagner’s emphasis on scholarship, leadership, and citizenship by serving as ambassadors and contributing to the financial wellbeing of the institution. Visit our site for more information, or contact Annabeth Hinman ’20 at 718-390-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.