Steward Program

Trust Stewards are leaders in championing our mission to extend the use of the Archives through educational and community engagement programs across the Empire State. A Steward Program term is 3 years and requires a pledge to raise and/or support the Trust's Annual Fund at a minimum of $1,000+ per year (pledge of $3,000+ for 3-year term).

Join the Steward Program

Steward Program Benefits include:

  • Invitation to exclusive regional Steward gatherings, private lectures, home receptions, or other engagements
  • Invitation to the Annual Archives Research Awards Luncheon during American Archives Month in October
  • Invitation to private gatherings before or after select Trust-sponsored events
  • Invitation to a private meeting with New York State archivists and a viewing of current or newly acquired historical documents in the Research Room at the Cultural Education Center
  • Notification of and invitation to lectures and events scheduled in various areas around the state
  • One Steward is elected yearly to represent the Steward Program at Trust Board Meetings (non-voting)
  • Recognition on the Trust website and in New York Archives once per year
  • Opportunity to join the Trust Board's Program and Development subcommittee
  • One complimentary subscription to New York Archives magazine
  • Personal updates from the New York State Archivist and Trust Director

Photo below: Trust Steward Ed Swyer, Dr. Libby O'Connell, Kathryn Curran, and Trust Board Members Kim Gilmore and George Hearst III at the 2017 NYC Stewards Reception in the Hearst Tower,

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  • Matthew Bender IV, Chair
  • Wallace Altes
  • Mark Behan 
  • Guthrie & Susan Birkhead
  • A. Laurie Brosnahan
  • Richard & Jamie Comstock
  • William Cromie, MD
  • Michael J. Del Giudice
  • Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
  • Denise & John Dunne
  • Scott Fein
  • Karl & Carol Felsen
  • Larry J. Hackman
  • John Hanna Jr.
  • David & Lauren Hayes
  • Dawn & Peter Johnson
  • Stephen & Mary Muller
  • Eugene C. Rainis
  • Garrick B. & Tracy Smith
  • Edward P. Swyer
  • James R. Tallon Jr.
  • Susan Zeltmann