In 2019 the New York Yacht Club Foundation launched the 175th Society concurrently with the New York Yacht Club’s 175th Anniversary to encourage and support the Foundation’s mission of preserving our historic Clubhouses, buildings and grounds. The tradition has continued today.
Supporters who donate $175 or more will receive a 175th Society commemorative pin featuring the Foundation’s logo, inspired by the historic windows at the 44th Street Clubhouse. Designed by Whitney Warren, those windows—currently a part of the Clubhouse’s major Window Restoration—are reminiscent of the stern treatment of 17th century Dutch galleons.
Thanks in part to 175th Society membership donations, the Foundation was able to both complete the Palm Café restoration and also to commence work on the $3.75 million, four-year project to restore and replace the 149 44th Street windows.