A community of doers and thinkers coming together for good


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from 1,000.00

[+ pay per events]

Annual Angel Membership

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Angel Members will exclusively receive:  

  • Priority Event Access w/ free admission where possible

  • Guest +1s to events (as space permits)

  • Private Angel events

  • Recognition on our website and other community materials

  • Waived registration fee ($100)

  • Additional perks to be added as partnerships develop

+ All of the same services that founding members receive.

  • Member Only ProgrammingA member-owned and operated calendar with a goal of 3-4 monthly events in year one, that include a mixture of Topical Programs, Social Gatherings, and Field Trips.
  • Community Fund: 50% of all membership dues are allocated to a Community Fund that is managed by members elected from within. The rules of the fund are simple.

    • Members nominate projects to allocate resources towards.

    • Members democratically present the ideas to the community

    • Test and consensus build through dinners and events

    • Vote on committing resources to specific projects and goals.

    • Members will have the option to fundraise and contribute additional resources to any project they wish.

  • Curated community of remarkable people: Continuous access to a community of NYC’s most fascinating people from across a wide array of disciplines, vetted to ensure they will go great lengths to invest in and support each other’s ideas and well-being.

  • Access to some of NYC’s most secret and sexiest spaces: Our programs take place in spaces many members never knew existed, never been before, or never seen the same way from private residences to famed cultural institutions. 

  • Community Networking Resources:  Members have access to the community through private online forums where they can discover/contact other members, plan meet-ups, and exchange ideas. 

We provide our members with one-of-a-kind experiences held in unique locations around NYC that are designed to cultivate their sense of curiosity, connection, and purpose. 

As we grow, we will constantly assess and adjust our offerings based on feedback we receive from members about how to improve or add value to the UP community.

UP Members will get access to a full year of UP Membership (12 months starting from when payment is made). The first 100 members will be considered Founding Members and recognized as such in various promotional materials (unless they request otherwise).

To make this community as inclusive as possible, we believe we must represent a diversity of professions, interests, ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We understand that some of our most valued prospective members may not be able to afford annual dues, which is why we are giving the option for Angel Members to sponsor those in need of extra support by paying for one or more additional annual memberships.  Angel members contribute $1,000 for their membership and 1 low income sponsored member + $500 for each additional sponsored member. All sponsored members will be kept anonymous.