Annual Report of Gifts

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Gifts received from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015

Cooper Hewitt appreciates the generous support of the following donors who believe in the potential of great design to improve our shared world.


Carnegie Corporation of New York
Edward and Helen Hintz
Leslie and Charlotte Moore Foundation
Enid and Lester Morse
The New York Community Trust
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Target Corporation
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
Van Cleef & Arpels


Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie
Altman Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
Design Within Reach
Deutsche Bank
Michael R. Francis
Marilyn F. Friedman
The GE Foundation
IBM Corporation
Jamestown Properties
Barbara and Morton Mandel
Margery and Edgar Masinter
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Rockwell Group
Smithsonian Research Equipment Pool
Smithsonian Institution Youth Access Fund
Judy Francis Zankel


Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee
Beth Comstock
Richard & Jean Coyne Family Foundation
Shelby and Frederick Gans
Alice Gottesman
Eric and Lisa Green
Drue Heinz Trust
Alexandra and Paul Herzan
Inland Northwest Community Foundation
Jon C. Iwata
Madeleine Rudin Johnson
F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
Francine and Edward Kittredge
Claudia Kotchka
Constance and Harvey Krueger
Marlene Nathan Meyerson
The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Henry R. Muñoz III
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York Legislation
Ogilvy & Mather
Avi N. Reichental
Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer
Smithsonian Collections Information System Information Resources Management
School of Visual Arts
Esme Usdan and James Snyder
Henry van Ameringen
Warby Parker
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


ACE Mentor program
Adobe Foundation
Virginia Bayer
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc./Scott Kaplan Belsky
Coen + Partners
Curry Stone Foundation
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Kim and Al Eiber
Bart Friedman and Wendy Stein
Cary J. Frieze
Google, Inc.
Agnes Gund
Jefferson Y. Han
Robert L. and Susan S. Hermanos
The Elbrun & Peter Kimmelman Family Foundation
Linda Merinoff and Mr. Paul Bogrow
Michael Graves Architecture & Design
Michael Graves College of Architecture, Kean University
Alan and Irene Natow
Nike, Inc.
The Pinkerton Foundation
Remains Lighting
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf
Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon
Smithsonian Latino Center
VSA Partners, Inc.


Acorn Foundation Inc.
Anne Kreamer and Kurt Andersen
Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Be Original Americas
Fiona Bruder
Marian C. Burke
Michael J. Cesario
Christopher P. Coleman
Consulate General of Switzerland
Consulate General of The Netherlands
Edgar M. Cullman Jr
The Cultivist
Gladys Edelman
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Ennead Architects
Curtis Fentress
Robert Flaherty
Jacqueline Fowler
Freudenberg North America Limited Partnership
Galison Publishing
Alan J. Heller
The Lisina Monica Hoch 2012 Charitable Lead Unitrust
Joseph Holtzman and Carl Skoggard
Judy and Bob Huret
Israel Bonds
Jim Mercier
The JM Foundation
Nadine Johnson
Kikkerland Design Inc.
The Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation
Anthony Korner
George Kravis II
Harvey M. Krueger
Landscape Forms
Lawrence Leighton
Richard Levy
Lindsey Adelman Studio
LongHouse Reserve
Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
John T. Maeda
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Richard and Susan Marcus
Aedhmar McGovern
Microsoft Matching Gift Program
Caroline and Jeremiah Milbank
Debbie Millman
Barbara R. Munves
National Philanthropic Trust
Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
Pratt Institute
Project Projects
Richard Pulin
Yabu Pushelberg
Rene S. Rabinowitz
Bradley J. Radoff
Alan Rappaport
Kenneth Roman
Chris Rose
Nathan Owen Rosenberg
Ralph Rucci
Katherine Rudin
Elizabeth and Philip Ryan
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund
Ricardo Scofidio
The Selz Foundation Inc.
Jon Sherman
Sanford L. Smith
Smithsonian Institution
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Strauss
Alan & Katherine Stroock Fund
Patricia P. Tang
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Taylor
Text100 Global Integrated Communications
John Underkoffler
Jeffrey Walker
The Wallace Foundation


Acorn Hill Foundation Inc.
Alessi S.P.A.
Kathleen B. Allaire
Sheri Ashton
Alexandra Bates
Erich Bechtel
Laurie Beckelman, Beckelman + Capalino
Dror Benshetrit
Dr. Irwin R. Berman
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Mary Bok
John Calcagno andAmr Abdelaziz
Susan Chin
David Chou
Sarah D. Coffin
Brian Collins
Design Tex
Beth Dickstein
Diehl Inc.
Susan W. Dryfoos
W. Leslie Duffy
David Firestein
Rob Forbes
Linda Gage O’Connor and Timothy M. O’Connor
Rob Giampietro
Milton Glaser
Tiffany Bell and Richard Gluckman
Peter Godsick
Katja Goldman-Sonnenfeldt and M. Sonnenfeldt
Frank Goss
Cristina Grajales
GTIS Partners
Vivian Haime
The Harnish Foundation
Geri and Mason D. Haupt
Mason Haupt
Hal and Barbra Higginbotham
Walter Hood
Brooks Huston
Michelle Isaacson
J & AR Foundation
J. Cohler Mason Design, Inc.
Jon Kamen
Peter L. Kennard
Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein
Alix M. Laager
Susan G. Lewin
The Liman Foundation
Local Projects
Cathleen London
Anne McCune
John C. Meditz
Lee F. Mindel
Colette Moeller and Achim Moeller
Di Mondo
Catherine Nierras
Pam & Vince Pagano
Pentagram Design Inc.
Karen A. Phillips
Tennyson Pinheiro
Juergen Riehm, FAIA, 1100 Architect
Narciso Rodriguez
Amy Rosi and Peter Rosenthal
Gordon I. Segal
Pamela Seymon
Richard, Ann, John & James Solomon Families Foundation
David Teiger
Anthony Terranova
Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Voorsanger
Paul F. Walter
David B. Wood and Nancy Judge
Jerome and Dolores Zuckerman Gewirtz


Richard Amdur
Douglas Baxter
James A. Block
Joy A. Brenner
Mary Burnham
Catherine Cahill and William Bernhard
Philippe L. Caradec
Annie Coggan
David Decima
David DeWeese
Jonah Disend
John and Andra Ehrenkranz
John Geary
Dr. Henry P. Godfrey and Ginger Schnaper
Dudley and Constance P. Godfrey Foundation, Inc.
Elizabeth M. Gordon
Susan Grant Lewin
Derek Hughes
Richard Hurowitz
Leslie G. Johnson
Leslie Johnson
Douglas Jones
Milton Kass
Philip Koether and Marc Curyer
Konstantinos Koumbaros
Charles W. Kramer
Geraldine S. Kunstadter
William G. Levy
Sam Mamudi and Morgan Martin
Stacy Matthews
Merridith McCarthy
Cara McCarty
McVicker & Higgenbotham Inc.
Richard A. Meier
Joe Mitchell
Marty Myers
Noreen M. O’Grady
Mary Pat Osterhaus
Jonathan Palley
Michelle Perr
Catherine Petrello
Jerome Pustilnik
Tara Reddi
Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan
Harry W. Segalas
Michael T. Sillerman
Lee and Roger Strong
Alice Szigethy
Rae Tao
Martin Halbfinger
Maria L. Vecchiotti
David and Sharynne Wilder
David Diamond and Karen Zukowski


3D Systems
Autodesk, Inc.
Beauté Prestige International
Christie’s, Inc.
Design Within Reach
Galison Mudpuppy
Herman Miller
Landscape Forms
Scott Landscape Design, Inc.
Text100 Global Communications
Todd Oldham Studio
Wieden+Kennedy New York


Philippe Apeloig
Merrill C. Berman
Harriet Magrish Bernstein
Michael Eden
Experimental Jetset
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld
Cristina Grajales
George R. Kravis II
M/M (Paris)
Nouvel Studio
Petersen Family
Felix Pfäffli
Nicole Rauscher
Royal Norwegian Consulate General
Heidrun Schimmel
Barbara Shapiro
Sullivan Goss-An American Gallery
Taves Family Collection
Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw
The Maya Romanoff Corporation
Seth Tillett
Stephen Van Dyk
Susan M. Yecies

Featured Image: Photo by Angela Jimenez Photography