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St. George's Society of New York

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Mission: St. George’s Society of New York is a charity dedicated to enriching the quality of life for people in need through an established support system within the British and Commonwealth community of New York. Fueled by a passionate membership community, we create a social outlet that cultivates a sense of belonging and celebrates our uniquely British roots, all while supporting our philanthropic purpose.

Results: At 250 years old, St. George’s Society of New York (SGSNY) is one of the oldest charities in America (founded in 1770). SGSNY devotes over $1 million each year to help people across New York’s five boroughs. With the support of a committed membership community, our small team of 3 administrative staff and 2 social workers manage SGSNY’s charitable programming focused in three areas: protecting seniors at risk of homelessness, isolation, and neglect; advancing economic and social mobility through education for low-income college students at CUNY universities and supporting families affected by pediatric cancer traveling to New York for treatment.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The team at St. George's Society does an amazing job at putting on awareness-raising events that mobilize the British and Commonwealth communities in New York City, as well as other supporters. Their regular, friendly programs help keep supporters engaged and informed about the brilliant work the society does in the communities it serves and assists, including vulnerable seniors, families living with pediatric cancer, and more.

Board Member

Rating: 5

St George’s is a wonderful society that blends community and charity. I started attending their social events ten years ago but soon learned of their focus on charity.

The Society supports the elderly of New York; provides student scholarships in all five boroughs and helps British families who are visiting New York for life-saving medical treatments for their children.

The Society was founded over 250 years ago and is now stronger than ever. Please consider joining so you can attend the wide variety of events - you'll meet new friends and also support a great cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brilliant small organization doing hugely impactful things for individuals and families in need in and around New York City. The nonprofit also serves as an amazingly welcoming community for Brits, international folk, Americans and friends. Finding SGSNY is truly one of the best things that’s happened to me since I moved to New York.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I discovered St George's Society shortly after I landed in NYC and quickly found a welcoming home among its members and through it's rich calendar of events, which in turn support its charitable programs: providing scholarships to final year undergraduates in danger of not graduating due to financial need; offering support to families arriving in NYC for pediatric cancer treatments, and helping vulnerable seniors. SGS has a long history of helping those in need in NYC. With a small, dedicated staff and leadership it makes a massive impact in the lives of those it supports. Very proud to supporter.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic charity, helping people in need with a smile, respect and dignity. Truly brought a community feel to New York City

Ben B.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great charity doing good work and run by really welcoming and supportive folks

Board Member

Rating: 5

St George’s is not a charity, it’s a community of incredible members coming together to do good and give back (whilst having fun at the same time).

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

St. George’s Society is a great nonprofit membership organization with a good mission that serves the social sector in education and at-risk elderly as well as pediatric cancer patients. I have enjoyed being a part of the organization as a member. The events are great and fun too!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The team at SGS are caring and impressive and seem to go the extra mile to help their beneficiaries.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastic charity to get involved in NYC. Lots of professional networking opportunities that help raise funds for the charity. Its such a wonderful, feel good organization that provides a lot of good within the NY community. They spend a lot of time providing quality-of-life support to vulnerable seniors, protecting them from homelessness and isolation. The scholarship program really helps those low-income students gain an incredible education and the work they do for pediatric cancer patients is phenomenal.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first started as a member of the Society many years ago primarily for the excellent events that brought people together to support and celebrate the British and Commonwealth community hear in NY. Through this, I learnt about the incredibly valuable work the society does to provide support to those in our community that are in need, including elderly beneficiaries that struggle to make ends meeting, students in need of support to gain an education, and other acts of kindness such as support for visiting cancer patients and emergency loans. Consequently, I wanted to do more and became a Board member and continue to be impressed by the dedication and delivery of the Society team and the contribution the Society makes to the NY area.

Board Member

Rating: 5

St George's Society of New York is a perfect blend of an organization supporting a community in need balanced with a community/network where friendships and business connections are made. After 250 years of helping others, the focus of supporting seniors, families visiting NYC for pediatric cancer care and scholars means that it does so much good for so many.

David M.25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the St. George's Society of New York for many years now. It is a very well run nonprofit organisation with some amazing charitable programs. A Beneficiary Program providing financial and quality-of-life support to vulnerable seniors, a Scholarship Program providing financial aid and professional development to low-income final year students at CUNY colleges, and a Weatherstone Families Support Fund that provides assistance to families affected by pediatric cancer. Impactful and transformational programs. And being founded in 1770 it is one of the oldest most established nonprofits in NY/US.

Rita K.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve been a member of St. George’s Society for a few years now, and also serve on the Board. The impact the society continues to make, to such a diverse group of individuals and families, is unparalleled. Whether it is helping families of pediatric cancer patients receive treatment and accommodation, providing scholarships to underprivileged youths from commonwealth countries, or helping local seniors in NYC, the list goes on. Members, volunteers and friends alike are all passionate about our mission, giving back, and have grown to become not just friends, but extended family.

Robert T.8

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of the St. George's Society of New York for over 20 years. Their Mission fit's my giving criteria. They were founded in 1750 and have been helping elderly New Yorker's live their lives more comfortably ever since. They also have a terrific Scholarship program with CUNY which supports 4th year students who are in financial difficulties. Am proud to support them and their Mission.
Robert Titley
NYC