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The New York University Alumni Association

The NYU Alumni Association (NYUAA) is the umbrella organization for all University alumni. Its purpose is to build and sustain a lifelong relationship between the University and its alumni through the following activities:

  • Supporting the Fund for NYU (annual giving)
  • Fostering leadership among alumni from all schools, regions and constituencies
  • Engaging students as future alumni
  • Providing opportunities for lifelong learning for alumni
  • Recognizing alumni for accomplishments and service
  • Providing social and career networking for alumni
  • Supporting alumni organizations, regional groups, constituency groups and students
  • Encouraging participation of schools in NYU Alumni Association activities
  • Facilitating the sharing of ideas between school associations
  • Providing an avenue for feedback to the administration

The NYUAA's various committees allow alumni to focus their energy in areas that are helpful to the University. Through these committees, alumni actively work with the University on higher education issues related to city and state government and on community service. They work to link students and alumni through events like Freshman Orientation, the annual Student Leaders Dinner, and student-alumni mentoring events. Alumni also help to raise crucial fundraising dollars through the Fund for NYU. Recent alumni who remain in the New York area have opportunities to participate in social, cultural, career-related and community service activities through the Recent Alumni Network. For those alumni residing outside the metro area, NYU holds a series of regional events bringing NYU's president or faculty members to meet with alumni in other areas of the country.

To find out more about the NYU Alumni Association, please contact Amanda Putzer, Assistant Director, Alumni Affinity Programs, at or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (212) 998-6912.

NYUAA Board Committees

The work of the NYUAA is carried out through NYUAA Board Committees which consist of members of the NYUAA Board of Directors and other dedicated alumni volunteers. Below is a listing of the current NYUAA Board Committees. If you would like to learn more about these committees, or are interested in serving on one of them, please email


  • Solicits and reviews nominations and makes selections for NYUAA awards
  • Coordinates with the University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) to identify roles that members of the Committee and the Board can play to encourage attendance at the awards ceremonies

Alumni Day

  • Assists the University in engaging both current and future alumni and in increasing attendance at Alumni Day
  • Provides observations and recommendations to UDAR relative to the most recent Alumni Day that will assist the University and its various schools and divisions in reshaping the program and the events that comprise Alumni Day
  • Coordinates with UDAR to identify roles that members of the Board can play and participate in at Alumni Day

Benefits and Services

Evaluates, provides input on and promotes new and exciting alumni benefits

Board Membership

Solicits, evaluates and recommends new Additional Directors to the Board for approval


Reviews and drafts updates and revisions to the Association’s By–Laws

Communications and Marketing

  • Markets and promotes the Association and its programs, activities, and events to Members and students, as applicable
  • Promotes communication among and between Directors, Board Committees, other alumni, and students


Assists in University–wide and school–based alumni initiatives related to promoting and soliciting for and increasing participation in the Fund for NYU or other fundraising initiatives suggested by the University administration

Recent Alumni and Student Programs

  • Promotes awareness of alumni roles and activities among current students through special events
  • Educates current students on the roles they will play as alumni, including raising the awareness of the importance of participation in the Fund for NYU
  • Initiates activities for alumni from the last ten years’ graduating classes, including social networking events, cultural activities and community service projects
  • Acquaints alumni from the last ten years’ graduating classes with alumni activities and opportunities for involvement, including participation in the Fund for NYU

Volunteer Leadership Outreach

  • Coordinates with key alumni volunteer leaders regionally within the United States and globally in support of the Global Network University
  • Helps to establish and sustain the University's presence in geographic areas outside of the University’s campus locations in New York City
  • Encourages regional and global alumni clubs and chapters in geographic areas outside of the University’s campus locations in New York City to plan and host their own events and activities
  • Recommends to the Board for its approval: rules and procedures for chartering alumni clubs and affinity groups under the auspices of the Association, a protocol setting forth the responsibilities and privileges of such chartered clubs and groups, and the alumni clubs and affinity groups to be chartered

NYUAA Board of Directors
Nominations are now open.

You can help to ensure active and diverse representation on the Board by nominating qualified alumni candidates during the open-nomination period.

To make a nomination please complete this form. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, February 19, 2016—no late submissions will be accepted.

NYUAA Alumni Association
2015-2016 Officers

  • Beverly Hyman (STEINHARDT ’80), President
  • Rena Brand (MED ’83), Vice President
  • Heather Cannady (CAS ’04), Vice President
  • Jeffrey S. Gould (WSUC ’79), Vice President
  • Jonathan Kim (SPS ’09), Vice President
  • Brian Levine (GSAS ’03, MED ’08), Vice President
  • Lawrence Mantrone (SPS ’10), Secretary

Scheduled NYUAA Board Meetings

NYU Alumni are welcome to observe NYUAA Board Meetings in person. No RSVP necessary, walk-ins welcome.

  • NYUAA Board Meeting, Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Reception: 5:00–6:00 PM; Meeting: 6:00–8:00 PM
    NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development,
    Presentation Room A
    133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
  • NYUAA Board Meeting and Meritorious Service Awards, Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Meeting: 5:00–5:50 PM; Awards Presentation and Reception: 6:00–8:00 PM
    NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life,
    Grand Hall
    238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY

Past NYUAA Board Meetings

  • NYUAA Board Meeting, Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    Reception: 5:00–6:00 PM; Meeting: 6:00–8:00 PM
    NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life,
    Colloquium Room
    238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY
  • NYUAA Board Meeting, Wednesday, December 2, 2015
    Reception: 5:00–6:00 PM; Meeting: 6:00–8:00 PM
    NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development
    Multi-Purpose Room, Third Floor
    140 East 14th Street, New York, NY

Save the Date
April 8, 2016

Please save the date to join NYU President Andrew Hamilton and the New York University Alumni Association for the 2016 NYU Alumni Awards luncheon at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Visit Our NYUAA Awards
FAQs Page

Please visit our NYUAA Awards FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions.

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Submit a Nomination for an

If you would like to nominate someone for an NYUAA award, visit the nomination page and download the nomination form.

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