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Michael J. Smith Fund Donations
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The Art Deco Society of New York is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations made to ADSNY are 100% tax deductible.

You can make your donation to the Michael J. Smith Fund online using a credit or debit card. All of ADSNY’s online payments are processed through AffiniPay. If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact us at and we will be happy to help.

Donation checks should be made payable to:

Art Deco Society of New York

Please mail donation checks to:

Art Deco Society of New York

P.O. Box 6205

New York, NY  10150–6205

To celebrate the legacy of our trusted advisor and patron, Michael J. Smith, the Art Deco Society of New York established the Michael J. Smith Fund to ensure that Michael’s passion for Art Deco continues to inspire others through engaging and informative programs for years to come.

Always the animated educator and mentor, Michael generously shared his time, knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for interwar design with his clients and Deco aficionados everywhere. He was a dedicated member of ADSNY for many years, and served on the Advisory Board until his passing in 2016.

To honor his strong commitment to ADSNY, the Fund is used to present the Michael J. Smith American Art Deco Series—an annual event exploring interior and industrial design and the decorative arts that expressed the American spirit of the era, from the 1920s through the early 1940s. At this event ADSNY presents the Michael J. Smith Excellence Award in recognition of those making a major contribution to the ongoing study and celebration of American design between the two world wars.

Michael’s passion for Deco design and architecture began when he was only 16 years old. Another way that the Fund furthers Michael’s message of the beauty and power of Art Deco to the next generation of Deco enthusiasts is to support ADSNY’s Documenting Deco educational outreach program, designed to serve New York City students from K–12th grades.

This school program sparks that same curiosity and passion for modern design—that both shapes our iconic skyline and reflects the culture and values that Michael embraced throughout his life—by using Art Deco as a springboard for students to learn about our city’s architecture and design, and how the Jazz Age and Depression Era movements shaped America.

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