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The 1916 Society

The 1916 Society is named for the year architect Sherrill Whiton founded the decorative arts program that would become the New York School of Interior Design. For almost a century, NYSID has shaped and been shaped by the profession of interior design. With your support, we will continue to nurture aspiring designers, evolve the profession, and educate the vanguard of interior design for generations to come.       

The 1916 Society consists of people who have made a commitment to the future of NYSID by including the College in their estate plans. David Scott, BFA ’91, principal of David Scott Interiors, and chair of NYSID’s 1916 society, says, “By establishing a legacy gift to NYSID, you can chart future programs and ensure that NYSID’s students will continue to have the same opportunity as I had: to become the designer they were meant to be.”

Members of the 1916 Society include individuals who have written a charitable gift to the College by bequest, made a life income arrangement for the benefit of the College, or named the College as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or a life insurance policy.

For information about joining the 1916 society and assistance in structuring a planned gift, contact:

Elizabeth Gray Kogen
Director of Development
New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70 Street, New York, NY 10021

212-472-1500 ext. 430