Tribute & Memorial Gifts

  • Memorial

A tribute gift to the American Red Cross in Greater New York is a wonderful way to honor a special person in your life. The dual benefit afforded by this type of gift––recognizing the honoree and helping the Red Cross to fulfill its mission of helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies––makes it especially meaningful.

Special occasions for remembering friends or loved ones include:

  • Anniversaries
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Birthdays
  • Births
  • Confirmations
  • Congratulations
  • First Communion
  • Graduations
  • Holidays
  • Memorials
  • New home or job
  • Promotions
  • Thank-you
  • Weddings
  • Other special occasions

Upon receipt of your gift, we will send the honoree or his or her family a card informing them of your thoughtful donation with no amount specified. You will then receive a receipt for this tax-deductible donation.

How to Make Your Gift


When giving online, indicate that your gift is a tribute or memorial, and fill out the appropriate information.


To give your gift by phone, call 212-875-2617 any weekday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. After hours please leave a message, and your call will be returned the next business day.


1. Make your check payable to “American Red Cross in Greater New York”

2. In the memo portion, write the name of the individual you are honoring

3. Enclose a note stating the occasion, name(s), and address(es) of the gift recipient

4. Send your gift and information to:

The American Red Cross in Greater New York
Development Department
520 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019