General Support

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture inspires and enables the next generation professionals to create sustainable, equitable, and beautiful solutions for the global community of the 21st century. It is the only public school of architecture in New York City, opening the door to talented individuals from all backgrounds.

Philanthropy allows us to attract top faculty, initiate timely programs, support our students, and invest in vital resources, such as the digital lab, that set the Spitzer School apart.

You can be a part of this transformation. Help make a difference at City College of New York at the Spitzer School of Architecture by visiting our giving page: CCNY Giving

You may also contact Interim Dean Brad Horn for information about contributing financial support.


Sorkin Legacy Fund

The Sorkin Legacy Fund was established in 2021 at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York to support programs to continue the many contributions highlighting imaginative urban solutions for social and environmental justice made by Distinguished Professor Michael Sorkin (1948-2020) over the 20 years he served on our faculty.

The fund is particularly targeting the following efforts:

  • Providing an endowment for the Lewis Mumford Lecture Series, an annual lecture established by Michael Sorkin and named for writer, architecture critic, and urbanist Lewis Mumford, who attended City College.
  • Archiving and procuring a home for Michael Sorkin’s extensive personal book collection.
  • Establishing a yearly symposium projecting Michael Sorkin’s dreams and visions of cities into the future.

Through these efforts, the Sorkin Legacy Fund will celebrate and invigorate Michael Sorkin’s activism, scholarship, and collaborative spirit.

To donate, select the designation “Sorkin Legacy Fund” on the Support CCNY page. For any questions about the fund, contact Barbara Evans in City College’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications.

On March 26, 2021, the first anniversary of the loss of Michael Sorkin to COVID-19, his comrades Trevor Boddy, Teddy Cruz & Fonna Forman, Eyal Weizman, and Sharon Zukin and his wife, Joan Copjec, gathered to celebrate his enduring contributions and to consider: What would Michael call on us to do next?

Those wishing to read more about Michael Sorkin or to share a memory or tribute may do so on our Remembering Michael Sorkin page.

photo: Michael Sorkin with text overlay, Remembering Distinguished Professor Michael Sorkin