190th Anniversary

190th Anniversary

 

Join us in celebrating 190 years of helping New York City children, adults, and families find positive paths forward!

March 2021 – March 2022

Leake & Watts Orphan HouseOn March 7, 1831, the Leake & Watts Orphan House opened its doors at the site of longtime partner Trinity Church in lower Manhattan. Over the next century, the orphan house would move uptown near the current-day site of St. John the Divine and then to a 40-acre campus in Yonkers along the Hudson River. Read more about our rich history here.

As society and the city of New York have evolved, so have we. From our earliest experience meeting the needs of children in the most crucial time in their lives, in their greatest moments of need, Rising Ground has grown into a leading nonprofit human services organization with more than 55 programs across New York City. Today, we provide children, adults, and families with the skills and resources to overcome various forms of adversity and find positive paths forward.

Beginning with a kickoff anniversary celebration in March 2021 and culminating in a celebratory Anniversary Gala in March 2022, we will host a year of special events commemorating 190 years of helping New Yorkers in need. These events will celebrate our mission and explore our impact on the lives of New Yorkers since 1831. Our yearlong celebration will include a lecture series, the premiere of a video showcasing our rich history, and more. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this milestone in our long history of providing hope and opportunity for New York.

190th Anniversary

Special Events

On March 8, 2021, we launched our yearlong 190th Anniversary celebration with a special virtual kickoff. Watch the video and hear from members of the Rising Ground family at www.RisingGround.org/190kickoff!

190th Anniversary Kickoff

This series of virtual and/or live discussions features experts in various fields discussing the history of Rising Ground, our role in the evolution of human services, the social issues we address, and our place in the history of New York City.


Evolutions in Child Welfare

Tuesday, April 27, 2021  6 PM

Learn more & register at www.RisingGround.org/190Discussions!

 

In September 2021, we will premiere a historic video commemorating Rising Ground’s 190-year history and the lasting and ongoing impact in the lives of New Yorkers in need. Depending on circumstances, the video will be premiered at a special event (live and/or virtual) and shared on our website and social media! Follow us @RisingGroundNY or sign up at www.RisingGround.org/Newsletter to get regular updates!

In March 2022, we will conclude our yearlong celebration with our Annual Awards Gala with special commemoration of our 190th Anniversary. More to follow!

Be a 190th Anniversary Sponsor!

To make our 190th Anniversary truly special, we need your help! See this PDF brochure or the drop-downs below for a list of sponsorship opportunities, and join the celebration!

As we produce a special commemorate video showcasing the rich history of Rising Ground and our lasting impact on New York City, we seek several sponsors to serve as producers for this project.

$75,000 Executive Producer
Exclusive credit as lead sponsoring executive producer in video credits, in press releases, on 190th page on Rising Ground website, on social media, and at premiere event.

$50,000 Associate Producer
Listing as sponsoring associate producer in video credits, in press releases, on 190th page on website, on social media, and at premiere event.

$25,000 Producer
Listing as sponsoring associate producer in video credits, in press releases, on 190th page on website, on social media, and at premiere event.

To learn more about serving as a 190th Video Sponsor, please contact H. Aldervan Daly, Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement at ADaly@RisingGround.org or 212-602-5847.

As we organize our yearlong lecture series with experts in various fields discussing the history of Rising Ground, our role in the evolution of human services, the social issues we address, and our place in the history of New York City, we seek several sponsors.

$50,000 Series Sponsor
Sponsorship acknowledgement in press releases, in invitations, on website and social media, as well as name recognition at all lecture events.

$10,000 Lecture Sponsor
Sponsorship acknowledgement in press release, in invitations, on website and social media, as well as name recognition at one lecture event.

To learn more about serving as a 190th Lecture Series Sponsor, please contact H. Aldervan Daly, Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement at ADaly@RisingGround.org or 212-602-5847.

Community sponsors are vital to help us plan this yearlong celebration and will contribute to funds to allow for commemorative events, such as our virtual kickoff celebration, family & alumni day, staff recognition event, and special 190th treasures! Your sponsorship will be recognized in our 190th Anniversary online journal.

Secure your sponsorship below or, to learn more, contact H. Aldervan Daly, Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement at ADaly@RisingGround.org or 212-602-5847.

 

Learn More

To learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities or for more information about any of our 190th Anniversary activities, please contact H. Aldervan Daly, Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement at ADaly@RisingGround.org or 212-602-5847.