Please see the Committees section of the most recent Yearbook for a list of the current Trustees of New York Yearly Meeting.
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New York Yearly Meeting, the Corporation
The Yearly Meeting is a corporation organized under the New York Religious Corporations Law. According to our By-Laws, the Trustees of our Yearly Meeting are “responsible for holding title to and administration of the properties, both real and personal, owned by the Corporation, and for the management of bequests and deeds of trust received by the Corporation in a fiduciary capacity.”
Our By-Laws state that the Trustees are appointed by the body of our Yearly Meeting in the following way:
The [body] shall appoint no fewer than five nor more than seven members of the [Yearly Meeting] to serve as Trustees of the Corporation. Appointment shall be for individual terms of five years each, with rotating dates of appointment so that one or two Trustees are appointed each year. Trustees are eligible for two successive reappointments of five years each. At any meeting of the [Yearly Meeting] the members may appoint Trustees to succeed those whose terms have expired, or to fill vacancies for unexpired terms.
The Yearly Meeting Trustees manage the assets of several trust funds which, for the most part, consist of a number of bequests or gifts made to the Yearly Meeting and the assets of Meetings that have been laid down. All of the funds currently are invested at Friends Fiduciary Corporation.
- See the descriptions of the NYYM trust funds.
- See the listing of the NYYM accounts held at Friends Fiduciary Corporation.
- Learn about redesignations of income from Trustee-managed Funds (approved Summer Sessions 2016)
- Learn how to apply for grants from funds that are open to application from meetings and/or individuals, depending on the fund.
Meetings and Contacts
The Trustees meet at each of the Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions, and at other times as the need may arise. The Minutes of these meetings are available below. Members are encouraged to contact the Trustees through its clerk. For the current clerk's contact information, please contact the yearly meeting office, [email protected], 212-673-5750.