The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) has announced that its Matching Donation Program has hit its $30,000 target.
Sponsors, benefactors and donors including Grand Seiko and Vacheron Constantin have helped the society raise the sum that will help advance the art and science of horology.
The body lost more than $40,000 this year when its 2020 Gala & Charity Auction was cancelled, not including lost proceeds from its auction.
All proceeds from HSNY’s biggest night of the year assist the nonprofit organization in funding its multiple financial aid initiatives.
These include the Henry B. Fried Scholarship for Watchmaking Students and the Howard Robbins Award for Watchmaking Schools.
In June, two benefactors made a joint donation of $10,000 and pledged to match future
donations dollar to dollar up to $10,000 until the end of the month.
A week later, two HSNY sponsors, Grand Seiko and Vacheron Constantin, and 23 individual donors made HSNY’s Matching Donation Program goal a reality.
Grand Seiko and Vacheron Constantin have been HSNY sponsors since January 2019 and October 2019 respectively, supporting America’s oldest watchmaking guild in its endeavor to continue upholding the interests of the horological community.