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Haskins Giving Society

Founded in 1980, the Haskins Giving Society recognizes those alumni whose commitment to the School mirrors those of our founding dean, Charles Waldo Haskins. For more than 30 years, this Society has provided unique opportunities for its members to meet throughout the year to network and to celebrate the School’s accomplishments, culminating with our premier event, our Annual Haskins Award Dinner, at which we honor the members of this esteemed society.  

For opportunities made available exclusively to our Haskins Giving Society members, please scroll down. 

Join the Haskins Giving Society today and experience Stern, and your alumni network, like never before.

Haskins Society Annual Gift Levels

Chairman's Circle $25,000+

  • Invitation to select premier industry and networking events throughout the year, featuring esteemed faculty and business thought-leaders
  • Invitation to the NYU Alumni Awards Luncheon, held each spring
  • Priority access and seating to Signature Events throughout the year, with special donor recognition
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Award Dinner with a guest, held each spring
  • Listing in the Annual Dean's Report
  • Complimentary admission to the Alumni Holiday Celebration, held in the winter
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Awards Dinner, held each spring
  • Exclusive invitations to events for Haskins donors throughout the year

Haskins Founder $10,000 - $24,999

  • Invitation to the NYU Alumni Awards Luncheon, held each spring
  • Priority access and seating to Signature Events throughout the year, with special donor recognition
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Award Dinner with a guest, held each spring
  • Listing in the Annual Dean's Report
  • Complimentary admission to the Alumni Holiday Celebration, held in the winter
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Awards Dinner, held each spring
  • Exclusive invitations to events for Haskins donors throughout the year

Haskins Benefactor $5,000 - $9,999

  • Priority access and seating to Signature Events throughout the year, with special donor recognition
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Award Dinner with a guest, held each spring
  • Listing in the Annual Dean's Report
  • Complimentary admission to the Alumni Holiday Celebration, held in the winter
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Awards Dinner, held each spring
  • Exclusive invitations to events for Haskins donors throughout the year

Haskins Investor $2,500 - $4,999

  • Listing in the Annual Dean's Report
  • Complimentary admission to the Alumni Holiday Celebration, held in the winter
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Awards Dinner, held each spring
  • Exclusive invitations to events for Haskins donors throughout the year

Young Haskins Associate - Undergraduate College Alumni

  • $250 for undergraduate alumni from the last 0 - 4 years
  • $500 for undergraduate alumni from the last 5 - 9 years
  • Listing in the Annual Dean's Report
  • Membership in the NYU Young Alumni Leadership Circle (YALC)
  • Complimentary admission to the Alumni Holiday Celebration, held in the winter
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Cocktail Reception, held each spring

Haskins Fellow - Graduate Alumni

  • $1,000 for graduate alumni from the last 0 - 4 years
  • $1,500 for graduate alumni from the last 5 - 9 years
  • Listing in the Annual Dean's Report
  • Membership in the NYU Young Alumni Leadership Circle (YALC)
  • Complimentary admission to the Alumni Holiday Celebration, held in the winter
  • Invitation to the Annual Haskins Cocktail Reception, held each spring

For more information about the Haskins Giving Society, please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at (212) 998-4161.

About Charles Waldo Haskins
Born in Brooklyn in 1852, Charles Waldo Haskins was the son of a well-to-do New York banker. Haskins was educated at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now the NYU School of Engineering), and also studied art in Paris. He was one of the founders and a senior partner of the international accounting firm Haskins & Sells, now Deloitte. A true trailblazer in his field, Haskins lobbied for the New York law that created and regulated the certified public accounting (CPA) profession and led to the first CPA examination.  He was the first president of the board of examiners when the New York CPA law was passed in 1896 and was also the founding president of the New York State Society of CPAs.

In 1900, Haskins helped found and was the first dean of New York University School of Commerce, Accounts, and Finance. During his tenure at NYU, he also served as a professor of auditing and the history of accountancy.  Haskins was a frequent lecturer and had a missionary zeal for accounting standards–he once described the public accountant as one who "understands the anatomy and physiology of business and the rules of health of corporations, partnerships, and individual enterprises. He diagnoses abnormal conditions and suggests approved remedies. His study and interest is the soundness of the world of affairs."  Many of Haskins philosophies of business education remain central to Stern's mission.

Haskins served as Dean of the School up until his death in 1903, when he died of pneumonia. He was not yet 50 years old. In 2000, he was named the 67th member of the Accounting Hall of Fame.

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