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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)

Our team

Natalie Gross

Admin
Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Ai...

mia charlene ...

Admin
We have not forgotten you and will not forget you!

Katayoun Chamany

Admin
Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Ai...

Julie Napolin

Admin
With love and solidarity to all who've given so...
Today's Balance
$9,288.98
Estimated Annual Budget
$10,443
TNS Mutual Aid Goals
$50,000

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Financial Contributions

Recurring contribution
Unity with the Community Monthly

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

$5 USD / month

Latest activity by


Recurring contribution
Collected Citizens Monthly

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

$10 USD / month

Latest activity by


+ 9
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

Latest activity by


+ 20
Recurring contribution
In Solidarity Monthly

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

$50 USD / month

Latest activity by


Recurring contribution
Collective Cooperation Monthly

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

$100 USD / month

Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

Latest activity by


+ 177

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Natalie Gross

$1,241 USD since Nov 2020

2
Stephanie Browner

$1,200 USD since Nov 2020

3
Shana Agid

$1,150 USD since Nov 2020

4
Avery Tamchin

$1,075 USD since Dec 2020

5
Tomomi Tanikawa

$1,025 USD since Dec 2020

6
McKenzie Wark

$1,000 USD since Dec 2020

7
Fiona Dieffenbacher

$1,000 USD since Jan 2021

8
Stephen Serwin

$950 USD since Jan 2021

9
Deva Woodly

$850 USD since Mar 2021

10
timothy marshall

$800 USD since Nov 2020

11
Miller Oberman

$700 USD since Nov 2020

12
mia charlene white

$600 USD since Nov 2020

13
Katayoun Chamany

$600 USD since Nov 2020

14
Incognito

$600 USD since Dec 2020

15
James W. Fuerst

$600 USD since Dec 2020

Organizations

1
Open Collective COVID-19 Relief Fund

$35.98 USD since Mar 2021

The New School Mutual Aid Fund is all of us

Our contributors 188

Thank you for supporting The New School Mutual Aid Fund.

Natalie Gross

Admin

$1,241 USD

Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Ai...

Shana Agid

Admin

$1,150 USD

Miller Oberman

Admin

$700 USD

mia charlene ...

Admin

$600 USD

We have not forgotten you and will not forget you!

Katayoun Chamany

Admin

$600 USD

Thank you for your support of the TNS Mutual Ai...

Julie Napolin

Admin

$260 USD

With love and solidarity to all who've given so...

Stephanie Bro...

$1,200 USD

Avery Tamchin

Mutual Aid Society Monthly

$1,075 USD

Tomomi Tanikawa

$1,025 USD

McKenzie Wark

$1,000 USD

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from The New School Mutual Aid Fund

Updates on our 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...
Read more
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!
Read more
Published on November 11, 2020 by New School Mutual Aid Fund

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

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.

Monthly financial contribution to The New School Mutual A...

Credit from Blake Eskin to The New School Mutual Aid Fund

+$25.00USD
Completed
Contribution
Monthly financial contribution to The New School Mutual A...

Credit from Frank Shepard to The New School Mutual Aid Fund

+$10.00USD
Completed
Contribution
Monthly financial contribution to The New School Mutual A...

Credit from Bhawani Venkataraman to The New School Mutual Aid Fund

+$10.00USD
Completed
Contribution
$
Today’s balance

$9,288.98 USD

Total raised

$33,215.81 USD

Total disbursed

$23,926.83 USD

Estimated annual budget

$10,443.16 USD