Tisch Parents' Council

A Message from Pat & Walter Moore

Co-Chairs, 2017-18

Welcome to NYU Tisch School of the Arts!

On behalf of the entire Tisch Parents’ Council, we want to welcome your family to the School. We think that you will find Tisch an exciting and vibrant community within New York University. 

Our son Harrison is now flourishing as a senior Drama major. While getting settled as new parents, we found great comfort in spending time and connecting with parents who were sharing our experience of supporting a young artist in training. We were delighted to learn about the Tisch Parents’ Council and have enjoyed participating. This year, we are honored to continue as Co-Chairs of the Council and look forward to meeting many of you as your family begins its journey at NYU. 

What is the Tisch Parents' Council?

The Tisch Parents’ Council is a group of more than 90 philanthropic families from around the world who wish to be involved with their child’s school. These members may attend meetings, social gatherings, and special events where they have opportunities to provide feedback and exchange perspectives with the Dean, the faculty and administrative leadership of the school. 


A minimum gift of $7, 500 to any program or fund within the Tisch School qualifies for 12-month membership from the date of the gift. Parents may support the Tisch Parents fund, scholarships, or an aspect of their child's department -- such as production funds for the Drama or Film & TV departments. 

In the past three years, Tisch parents have donated over $7M to funds such as scholarships, pipeline programs, production funds, funded internships, alumni mentor programs, and unrestricted funds at the discretion of the school’s leadership. All this to say that parents' philanthropic support is critical to the education we offer at Tisch.


One of the most exciting events is the annual Tisch Gala fundraiser – a dazzling night of entertainment by Tisch students and distinguished alumni.

To learn more about the Tisch Parents' Council,
contact Sharon Peterson at 212-992-9337 or sharon.peterson@nyu.edu.