Member Spotlight Jo Harvey

Jo HarveyJo Harvey
Director, Corporate & Alumni Relations
Mountbatten Institute

Patron Member
Joined: 2011
Born: Oxford, UK
Lives: Chinatown, Manhattan

What brought you to New York? In 1994 I was lucky to be offered a job in New York at the Mountbatten Institute. Since then I have had the privilege of working with host organizations (including St George’s Society of NY!)  keen to develop young global talent, and with amazing young graduates who have the drive, ambition and desire to develop themselves as young globally minded professionals. It is an honor to be part of an organization that furthers the vision of Senator Fulbright through the J-1 visa program, who believed that ‘Educational Exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations’. That and the age old reason of chasing a boy!  My love of NY has lasted – the boy not!!

What do you enjoy about being a member of St. George’s Society?  What I really enjoy about being a member of the St George’s Society are all the amazing people that I have met through the GEORGE and St George’s events. Not least the wonderful people at the St George’s Society who work tirelessly to put on events to bring people together, and help the beneficiaries of the charity.  To be able to contribute to helping those less fortunate while attending fun events make it the perfect combination!

What is your favourite New York place or pastime? Change is a constant and NY is the perfect example of that!  What I love most about NY is the constant discovery of new places, ideas and people.  I love music and in my early years here in NY Summerstage in Central Park was a frequent haunt, then Prospect Park and other smaller parks in the city that often put on amazing artists as part of the summer programs.  Meeting friends (who become equivalent of family when you are overseas) is my favorite past time, exploring different neighborhoods with them and seeing what you discover, have led to some of the best experiences of my time here in NY.


September Membership Perks


This month’s perks include 15% discount and free delivery with online letterbox florist Beards & Daisies as well as discounted tickets to a variety of cultural events.

To request discount codes or for more information about how to redeem any of the offers below, please email

New Perk! 15% off your order and free delivery at this UK letterbox florist

beards and daisiesHave fresh flowers delivered to your loved ones back home in the UK and save 15% off your order and free delivery.

Date: Ongoing

Venue: Online deliveries to the UK

Special Offer: 15% discount on all purchases and free delivery

New York revival of the 1953 play, A Day by the Sea by British playwright N.C. Hunter


A Day by the Sea is a warm, human and often humorous depiction of the “crisis” of middle age. Julian Anson, a once-promising Foreign Service employee, confronts professional disappointment and personal failure while picnicking along the English seaside. Jolted into the realization that maybe it’s not too late – he seizes an opportunity to correct his past mistakes and start fresh – but will the results be any different?



Date: Jul 22 – Sep 24
Venue: The Beckett Theatre at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street
Special Offer: Tickets for $49.75 (regularly $57.50)

Support Team GB at the Baseball World Championships

GB_Shareables-page-001This September GB Baseball will compete in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifier, to be held at MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York. It will be the first time a men’s GB Baseball team has played in the USA since 2012, when our U23 team travelled throughout New England to play collegiate summer league teams.The WBC Qualifier also includes teams from Brazil, Israel and Pakistan.

Date: Sep 22 – 25

Venue: MCU Park, 940 Surf Ave Brooklyn

Special Offer: 20% off tickets for the first two games *

*limited to the first 50 tickets, first come first served

New York’s Annual Festival of Irish Theater

wilde-page-001Welcome to the witty, complex and contradictory world of Oscar Wilde in this performed anthology of some of his best loved works. Originally devised for the Wilde Weekend in Enniskillen, the Irish town where Oscar went to school, this performance has been reinvented for the historic environment of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where Oscar, his wife Constance and his lover Bosie will share the stage with unforgettable characters such as Lord and Lady Windermere, Jack and Algernon, Lady Bracknell and Dorian Gray. Is it life or is it art? Come and decide for yourself.

Date: Sep 24 – Oct 2

Venue: American Academy of Dramatic Arts – 120 Madison Ave

Special Offer: $15 tickets (regularly $20)

A third off tickets to the 2016 Irish Screen America Film Festival



The 2016 Irish Screen America Film Festival opens on Friday Sep 30th with the New York Premiere of Queen Of Ireland, Ireland’s national treasure and accidental activist Miss Pant Bliss will attend the Opening Night Screening Co-Presented with Glucksman Ireland House NYU, and Irish Arts Center. The witty incisive documentary follows Miss Bliss during the lead up to the historic same- sex marriage referendum in Ireland (Q & A with Director Conor Horgan to follow the screening). Irish stars Seana Kerslake and Nika McGuigan will attend the World Premiere of Irish TV’s brand new hit comedy series Can’t Cope,Won’t Cope (Q&A with Director Cathy Brady to follow). Also showing over the three-day festival will be the best of Irish Shorts, A shorts showcase of Irish Filmmaking talent in NYC , and the hit Irish films Tiger Raid (Tribeca) and Mammal (Sundance). The annual festival showcases the best in contemporary Irish media with screenings,industry panels, discussions and master classes in the two largest cities for the entertainment industry in the United States – New York and Los Angeles.

Date: Sep 30 – Oct 2

Venue: NYU’S Cantor Film Centre

Special Offer: $10 tickets (regularly $15)

Enjoy $5 off tickets to A Night at the Movies with Suzanna Ross

Suzanna Ross Oct 1 at Cafe Noctambulo

Featuring some of the best-known British Soundtracks from artists like Sting and Dusty Springfield ‘A Night at the Movies’ showcases the talents of Suzanna Ross alongside her fantastic jazz trio.

Date: Oct 1, 8pm
Venue: Cafe Noctambulo

Website: www.suzanna-ross-a-night-at-the-movies-tickets-26928788732

Special Offer: Tickets for $15 (regularly $20) $20 minimum food & drink spend.

 Les Parisiennes: Women in Wartime Paris 1939-1949

Sebba Les Parisiennes_cover

Based on her new book, Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation, best-selling author Anne Sebba explores the fascinating lives of these women, using first-hand accounts and letters, revealing how these women came to terms with their tumultuous experiences during the war and after the Liberation.

Date: Oct 19, 6:15 pm

Venue: The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street

Special Offer: $30 member tickets (regularly $40)

Churchill’s Legacy: Two Speeches to Save the World

Watson Churchill LegacyInspired by his new book, Churchill’s Legacy: Two Speeches to Save the World (Bloomsbury 2016), Lord Watson will explain how Churchill’s “iron curtain” announced the beginning of the Cold War and changed the way the Western world viewed communism. He will describe the resulting controversy and explain how these speeches were integral to the emergence of NATO and the Marshall plan, committing the U.S. to Europe’s economic recovery and foreshadowing the EU today.

Date: Oct 26, 6:15 pm

Venue: The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street

Special Offer: $30 member tickets (regularly $40)


PLUS one Campaign

Plus One ArtworkRoof Scenic 2

This month, we are launching a campaign to grow our membership to over 1,000 by the end of the year. “PLUS one” is designed to grow and strengthen our great organization by encouraging our current loyal members to recruit others to join. If every member introduced just one person we would be close to 1,500 members by the end of the year.

What’s in it for you?

Besides that great feeling of helping St. George’s Society to grow and advance our charitable work, the member who introduces the most new people between now and Thanksgiving (24 November) will win TWO TICKETS to either the BRITISH BASH on 1 December 2016 or two tickets to the 2017 ENGLISH BALL.

What’s in it for them?

For a limited time new members will enjoy 3 months FREE membership* and as you know, members enjoy year-round perks, free and discounted entry to events as well as exclusive monthly offers by email. Plus, membership dues are fully tax deductible and a steady source of income for our charitable work.

*People who join before 24 November 2016 will receive 15 months for the price of 12.DSC01353 smaller size

Come along to a FREE meet & greet

We are hosting a “meet & greet” at our office this fall. Please bring people along to network with members and learn more about St. George’s. Dates and times:

Tuesday 25 October, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Address: 216 East 45th Street, Suite 901, New York, NY 10017

Please RSVP with your name and your guest’s name to

Here’s what you need

Simply ask your friends to join online or print off this Membership form and make sure they know to identify you for the question, “How did you hear about St. George’s Society?” so their membership is added to your referral tally.

Central Park Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee With "The Great British Run" on 31 MayOther Ways to Help

  • Give someone a year’s membership as a gift.
  • Share St. George’s Society’s monthly newsletter with your colleagues, friends and family.
  • If your employer donates matching funds to charitable organizations, consider submitting your annual St. George’s contribution to make it go even further.
  • Talk to your employer about joining St. George’s as a Corporate Member (this will count as FIVE members on your referral tally). Corporate membership starts from $1,000 and we will create a bespoke package to meet your company objectives.
  • Connect with us – follow us on Twitter (and Retweet us often!); “like” us on Facebook; and share our blog and videos.
  • Make an additional annual donation to St. George’s, and consider including us in your estate plan.

If you would like further information on any of these options, contact Anna Titley, Director of Operations & Communications, at 212-682-6110 or

Thank you for your continued support!IMG_2724