Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Hali Lee

Co-Director, Donors of Color Network; founder, Asian Women Giving Circle, New York

Hali Lee is Co-Director of the Donors of Color Network, the only national project that is engaging and networking high net worth donors of color across race and experience. She was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Kansas City. She graduated from Princeton University, studied Buddhism at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, and received a Masters in Social Work from New York University.  Hali is the founder of the Asian Women Giving Circle, which raises resources for Asian American women using the arts to bring about social change in their communities. In thirteen years, the Circle has made grants of over one million dollars in support of eighty amazing projects. She is part of a co-design team thinking about what might undergird the burgeoning collective giving movement nationally. Hali lives in Brooklyn, NY along with her dear husband, three college-age children, two cats and a big dog. In her free time, Hali loves to travel, read, play tennis and keep honeybees.