2021 Support Tiers + Benefits

Help Van Alen create more equitable cities through inclusive design.

For more info, contact:

 

Kate Overbeck
koverbeck@vanalen.org
212 924 7000 x 19

Your support enables our work to empower community-driven decision-making in the public realm and invest in projects that build community resilience, social infrastructure, and ultimately, more just cities.

Public Realm Patron: $25,000+

Baba Don Babatunde performs at Breathing Pavilion. Photo: Alisha Kim Levin

Supporters at this level will receive:

  • An invitation to attend the 2021 Van Alen Council convening in New York City on October 3, an urban excursion that will delve into post-pandemic citymaking and provide special access, networking, and learning opportunities with diverse local leadership
  • Lead recognition at the 303 Bond Welcome Reception on Friday, October 1; the Inaugural Van Alen Block Party on Saturday, October 2; and in all corresponding digital communications
  • Co-host recognition and 10 exclusive invitations to the 303 Bond Welcome Reception
  • Special invitations to Van Alen programs and engagement opportunities, including a programmatic briefings with Van Alen Executive Director
  • Premier year-round recognition on the Van Alen website

Your support could help elevate the work of BIPOC designers and shape a stronger public realm through our Public Realm R&D program, bringing full-scale, temporary installations to prominent spaces —like the recent Breathing Pavilion designed by Ekene Ijeoma.

Small Business Superhero: $10,000+

Outdoor dining area constructed for Tropical Rotisserie on Sedgwick Ave. Photo: Cameron Blaylock

Supporters at this level will receive:

  • An invitation to attend select closed-door sessions during the 2021 Van Alen Council convening in New York City on October 3, an urban excursion that will delve into post-pandemic citymaking and provide special access, networking, and learning opportunities with diverse local leadership
  • Recognition at the 303 Bond Welcome Reception on Friday, October 1; the Inaugural Van Alen Block Party on Saturday, October 2; and in all corresponding digital communications
  • 8 exclusive invitations to the 303 Bond Welcome Reception
  • Special invitations to Van Alen programs and engagement opportunities, including a programmatic briefings with Van Alen Executive Director
  • Premier year-round recognition on the Van Alen website

Your support could help connect small business owners across seven communities hard-hit by the pandemic with critical resources and interdisciplinary talent as part of our Neighborhoods Now initiative.

Design Justice Champion: $5,000+

Felix and Dexter Ciprian work on an outdoor dining set-up for Tropical Rotisserie. Photo: Cameron Blaylock

Supporters at this level will receive:

  • Recognition at the 303 Bond Welcome Reception on Friday, October 1; the Inaugural Van Alen Block Party on Saturday, October 2; and in all corresponding digital communications
  • 4 exclusive invitations to the 303 Bond Welcome Reception
  • Special invitations to Van Alen programs and engagement opportunities
  • Year-round recognition on the Van Alen website

Your support could equip our inaugural cohort of 11 Gowanus Fellows with participation stipends for the Neighborhood Design Fellowship, a capacity-building program that trains residents to be effective advocates of design justice in their community.

Community Space Supporter: $2,500+

Installation of planters in Restoration Plaza, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn; October 15, 2020. Photo: Cameron Blaylock

Supporters at this level will receive:

  • Recognition at the 303 Bond Welcome Reception on Friday, October 1; the Inaugural Van Alen Block Party on Saturday, October 2; and in all corresponding digital communications
  • 2 exclusive invitations to the 303 Bond Welcome Reception
  • Special invitations to Van Alen programs and engagement opportunities
  • Year-round recognition on the Van Alen website

Your support could facilitate the transformation of Van Alen’s new office into a public space by community members, including a graphic storefront display that promotes information-sharing within the neighborhood.

Ground-Up Advocate: $1,500+

Meeting with residents at a community garden in the South Bronx. Photo: Ian Gray-Stack

Supporters at this level will receive:

  • One exclusive invitation to the 303 Bond Welcome Reception
  • Special invitations to Van Alen programs and engagement opportunities
  • Year-round recognition on the Van Alen website

Your support could enable a community build day in the historically under-resourced neighborhood of West Hill in Albany, NY, where Van Alen is facilitating the transformation of a derelict, city-owned alleyway into a place for culture and community.