Support NYSID and the next generation of interior designers.

What began as a handful of students in a single course of training is now the leading nonprofit, accredited design college offering certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers. We have more than 600 students studying residential and commercial interior design, with specialties in lighting and sustainable design. Our small class size and sharp focus assure that our students receive personal attention from our dedicated faculty, and that they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession.

Donor Benefits

Give $50 – 99 and receive:

  • listing in the honor roll on NYSID’s website

  • listing as a supporter in the Atelier, NYSID’s bi-annual community magazine

  • Alumni only: reading privileges in NYSID’s library; access to a computer in the library for online resources; monthly e-newsletter and Atelier

Give $100 – 249 and receive
The above, plus you will receive the following publications: 

  • NYSID’s monthly eNews

  • Atelier, NYSID’s bi-annual community magazine

Give $250 – 499 and receive
The above, plus:   

Give $500 – 999 and receive
The above, plus:

  • Notification about special NYSID programs, including Dialogues on Design, the Educated Eye Luncheon and annual Gala

Give $1,000 – 2,499 and receive
The above, plus: 

  • Complimentary admission for you and a guest to attend one public program per year

  • Reference services in the library by telephone or email

Give $2,500 – 4,999 and receive
The above, plus: 

  • Complimentary admission for you and a guest to attend two public programs per year

  • Complimentary copy of Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces (by Dr. Ellen S. Fisher, NYSID’s Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Give $5,000 – $9,999 and receive
The above, plus:

  • Complimentary admission for you and a guest to attend three public programs per year

  • Opportunity to rent the Arthur King Satz Auditorium at a 10% discount for a half day (subject to availability, plus some restrictions may apply)*

Give $10,000 and over and receive
The above, plus:

  • Opportunity to rent the Arthur King Satz Auditorium at a 15% discount for a half day (subject to availability; some restrictions may apply)*

*For further information about space rentals, please visit or contact

Increase the Impact of Your Donation!

Did you know that many companies will match your donation, thereby increasing its impact? If your employer – or your spouse’s employer – has a matching gifts program, your gift to NYSID could be doubled or even tripled. To make your donation go even further, please check to see if your employer will match your gift and, if so, include your company’s matching gifts form with your donation. 



The Annual Fund

When you give to this fund, you participate directly in NYSID’s mission of training the next generation of visionary designers. Your donations support targeted initiatives that expand the College and push the field of interior design forward. Your unrestricted support enables the College to provide the environment and resources necessary for students’ development, growth, and learning.

Make a gift to the Annual Fund

Alumni Scholarship Fund

Each year graduates of the New York School of Interior Design come together to support the Alumni Scholars Fund. Through their gifts large and small these generous alumni make it possible for aspiring designers to pursue their studies at NYSID and follow them into exciting and rewarding careers. In so doing they are also investing in the future of the College and the profession.

Make a gift to the Alumni Scholarship Fund



Shop Online with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support NYSID every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping options as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to NYSID. 

Get started with these easy steps:

  1. Visit It’s just like shopping on

  2. Sign in. Simply use your existing Amazon credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.

  3. Start shopping! After you’ve chosen your charity, your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. And there’s no extra cost for you at checkout! Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase to NYSID.

Remember to shop our link every time. Purchases on the main site do not support NYSID. To help remember, bookmark our link.

Named Gifts, Corporate Partnerships,and Gifts-in-Kind

Named Gifts

Leave a lasting mark on the College, while providing NYSID with the resources to educate designers for generations to come.  Naming opportunities include scholarship funds; academic posts to honor distinguished faculty members; and capital projects and classrooms. Please see Plan a Gift for more information.

Corporate Partnerships

NYSID offers exciting, tailored sponsorship opportunities for companies. Options include sponsoring public programs and exhibitions, developing specialized scholarships, funding design contests, and naming facilities. We’ll develop a plan that reinforces our mutual values and missions.  

In-Kind Donation

Donations of goods and services help NYSID provide our students with invaluable resources. NYSID makes efficient use of professional services, textiles, furnishings and other gifts. For example, donated manufacturer’s samples are cataloged and made available to students for use in class projects. The educational impact of these gifts is immeasurable.

Contact Joy Cooper at to discuss gifts-in-kind.

Learn More

To inquire about these, and other, giving opportunities, contact:

Joy Cooper
Director of Development
212-472-1500, ext. 430