The New School Mutual Aid Fund

The New School faculty and staff coming together with the intention to support the TNS community now and in the future.

About


This funding platform was created by a small group of The New School faculty and staff to address the needs of The New School Community since the advent of COVID-19. Our primary purpose is to identify ways to collectively care for one another. 

Given the rapid pace of change and the challenges around campus-wide communication, we felt compelled to respond to the immediate and urgent needs of our community. Many have experienced termination, reduced employment, separation from the university, or experienced an increase in household needs. As staff and faculty of The New School, we embrace the justice and care components of our university mission and have quickly responded by forming a mutual aid working group. Our aim is to establish a proactive rather than reactive response to evolving needs on our campus so that we may continue to thrive in times of crisis.

Our intention is to come together and to support the community now and in the future.

We recognize that many needs come down to financial concerns, and to that end we are beginning a mutual aid fund, with fundraising through this site!  These funds will support the cost of living, healthcare, food, child care, elder care, and more.  All donations are tax deductible. Progress towards our goals will be shared on this platform to provide transparency. 

Mutual aid provides avenues for support in addition to funds, including driving someone to get groceries, doctors appointments, child care, housing, etc.

If you are in need of aid due to reduced employment, separation from the university, or altered work schedules, or experienced an increase in household needs, please use The New School Mutual Aid Form to articulate your needs.  The form serves a mutual purpose for those who need aid and for those who may be able to offer aid of any kind.

This platform and the TNS Mutual Aid Form build on the radical origins in mutual aid stemming to the "University in Exile," when the institution opened its doors to scholars fleeing Nazi persecution. We have hosted MLK and Du Bois. We have been a place for New Yorkers of all walks of life to continue their education and find hope in ideas and transformation. 

Thank you for your support.

In Community,
The New School Mutual Aid Fund Team
(See "Contributors" section and select "Team" for more on our community members)

Today's Balance
$6,129.47
Estimated Annual Budget
$27,279
TNS Mutual Aid Goals
$50,000

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one time or recurring contribution.
+ 133

137 individuals have contributed

Recurring contribution

Unity with the Community Monthly

Help support or colleagues and friends who have lost their jobs.

$5 USD / month

3 individuals have contributed

Recurring contribution

Collected Citizens Monthly

Help support our colleagues and friends who have lost their jobs.

$10 USD / month

+ 5

9 individuals have contributed

Recurring contribution

Mutual Aid Society Monthly

Help support our colleagues and friends who have lost their jobs and need to maintain their households.

$25 USD / month

+ 17

21 individuals have contributed

Recurring contribution

In Solidarity Monthly

Support our colleagues and friends who need assistance with bills, health care, food costs, and housing.

$50 USD / month

1 individual has contributed

Recurring contribution

Collective Cooperation Monthly

Help support our colleagues and friends with monthly expenses and support their families.

$100 USD / month

Top financial contributors

1
McKenzie Wark

$1k USD since Dec 2020

2
timothy marshall

$800 USD since Nov 2020

3
Dr. Dwight A. McBride

$400 USD since Jan 2021

4
Daniel Sauter

$350 USD since Jan 2021

5
Incognito

$300 USD since Nov 2020

6
David Carroll

$300 USD since Dec 2020

7
incognito

$300 USD since Dec 2020

8
Natalie Gross

$260 USD since Nov 2020

9
Susan Austin

$250 USD since Jan 2021

10
Stephanie Browner

$200 USD since Nov 2020

11
Janet Roitman

$200 USD since Nov 2020

12
Anonymous

$200 USD since Dec 2020

13
Hugh Raffles

$200 USD since Dec 2020

14
Niki Kriese

$200 USD since Dec 2020

15
Alison Kinney

$200 USD since Dec 2020

16
Davida Smyth

$200 USD since Dec 2020

17
Lisa Rubin

$200 USD since Dec 2020

18
Carin Kuoni

$200 USD since Jan 2021

19
Rohana Elias-Reyes

$200 USD since Jan 2021

20
Miller Oberman

$160 USD since Nov 2020

The New School Mutual Aid Fund is all of us

Our contributors 144

Everyone who has supported The New School Mutual Aid Fund. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Natalie Gross
Admin

Total contributions

$260 USD

Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Aid Fund!

Miller Oberman
Admin

Total contributions

$160 USD

Shana Agid
Admin

Total contributions

$150 USD

mia charlene ...
Admin

Total contributions

$150 USD

We have not forgotten you and will not forget you!

Katayoun Chamany
Admin

Total contributions

$150 USD

Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Aid Fund!

Julie Napolin
Admin

Total contributions

$130 USD

With love and solidarity to all who've given so much to The New School community over the years.

McKenzie Wark
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

timothy marshall
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$800 USD

Dr. Dwight A....
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$400 USD

Daniel Sauter
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$350 USD

Incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$300 USD

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

What's new with The New School Mutual Aid Fund

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

TNS December Mutual Aid Update

As of December 18, we have disseminated $6,371.10 of aid. We have raised $8.123.83 from 94 contributors. With that, we have helped 12 TNS community members, however, we were unable to fill everyone's full financial requests. Our community m...
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Published on December 18, 2020 by New School Mutual Aid Fund

Fund Update Dec 4, 2020

As of December 4, 2020, The New School Mutual Aid Fund has raised $4,965.08, with an average donation of about $50. Those who have chosen to provide recurring monthly contributions total $554.25, and many in our community have provided one-...
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Published on December 4, 2020 by Katayoun Chamany

What the TNS Community Is looking For?

If you are a member of The New School Community, please fill out the TNS Mutual Aid Fund Form as soon as possible!
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Published on November 11, 2020 by New School Mutual Aid Fund

Conversations

Let’s get the ball rolling! This is where things get planned and sometimes this is where things get done. Ask questions, thank people for their efforts, and contribute your skills to the service of the community.

Thank you!

Published on November 17, 2020 by Natalie Gross

Thank you to our early donors for supporting this cause! With support like this we know we will reach our goals soon. In Community, The TNS Mutual Aid Fund Team

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to The New School Mutual Aid Fund

from Guest

+$100.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to The New School Mutual Aid Fund

from Guest

+$50.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to The New School Mutual Aid Fund

from Guest

+$200.00USD
Completed

Today’s balance

$6,129.47 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $27,278.57 USD