The Inter-Group Association of A.A. of New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization.
NYIG has a paid staff of three full-time employees. These essential positions not only assure the successful accomplishment of the objectives of NYIG, but also maintain continuity for the association as trusted service positions rotate.
In accordance with the Seventh Tradition, NYIG is financed solely by contributions from A.A. groups and individual A.A. members, including sales of anniversary coins and Conference-approved literature, contributions from Anniversary Club celebrants, and the net proceeds of the Annual Bill W. Dinner.
The Seventh Tradition states: “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self supporting, declining outside contributions.” In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, NYIG only accepts contributions from two sources, A.A. groups, and individual A.A. members. Group contributions are those made by A.A. groups from their Seventh Tradition collections. Individual contributions are those made by members of the A.A. fellowship. These financial contributions keep the NYIG office open to facilitate twelfth step work and respond to calls for help from alcoholics throughout the greater New York City area and Westchester. Contributions are also used to purchase literature that is distributed throughout the area to alcoholics in prisons, hospitals and detoxes. Please visit the NYIG’s Contribution page to learn more.
Intergroup is supported by contributions from Groups and Meetings in the greater New York City area.
Contributions from individual members are limited to $3,000 annually in accordance with A.A General Service Conference guidelines. The number of individual members that contribute annually varies but has been gradually increasing.
This annual fall dinner celebrating the sobriety anniversary of A.A Co-founder Bill W. is an opportunity for the fellowship of the greater New York area to celebrate our legacy of unity and help generate funds for NYIG.
This annual summer dinner-dance benefits the Corrections & Treatment Facilities Committee’s Literature Fund. Net proceeds from this event are used to buy the literature the committee brings to institutionalized alcoholics.