Annual Report of Gifts

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Gifts received from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019

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

$100,000 and above

Adobe Inc.
Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie
Altman Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee
Delta Faucet Company
Drue Heinz Trust
Gretchen and Matthew Frank
Shelby and Frederick Gans
Alice Gottesman
Helen and Edward Hintz
The Hirsch Family Foundation
Enid and Lester Morse
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer
Siegel Family Endowment
Smithsonian Institution Youth Access Fund
Tippet Rise Fund of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation


Bill Ackman and Neri Oxman
Belsky Family Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Alexandra and Paul Herzan
Jamestown LP
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc.
Nancy A. Marks
New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Madeleine K. Rudin
Smithsonian Accessibility Innovations Fund
Smithsonian Collections Information Systems Information Resources Management
Smithsonian Latino Center
Esme Usdan and James Snyder
Judy Francis Zankel


The Ambrose Monell Foundation
The Ayco Charitable Foundation
Creative Industries Fund, NL
Dutch Culture Program USA of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York
Fidelity Investments
Great Circle Foundation
IBM Corporation
Jon C. Iwata
Barbara and Morton Mandel*
Margery and Edgar Masinter
Polygon Global Partners LP
Provost’s One Smithsonian Award
David Rockwell
Jesse Ormond Sanderson, Jr. & Robert Keith Black
Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon
Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative
Smithsonian Research Equipment Pool
Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Margaret and David Stewart
Studio O+A


Virginia Bayer and Robert Hirt
Blu Dot
Peter D. Cummings
Designtex Group
Kim and Al Eiber
FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
Cary J. Frieze
Scott Hughes
J & AR Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Keough
The Eric W. Mason Fund
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Mikyoung Kim Design
Janet C. Ross
Shapeways, Inc.
Smithsonian Women’s Committee
Weiss/Manfredi Architects

$5,000 – $9,999

Kathleen B. Allaire
Architecture Research Office
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Sandy Chilewich and Joe Sultan
Joan K. Davidson


Agnes Gund
Robert L. and Susan S. Hermanos
The J.M. Kaplan Fund
Robert and Arlene Kogod
The Miami Foundation
Oppenheim Architecture
Pratt Institute
Room & Board
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Trust
Henry van Ameringen
Darren Walker
Ransom and Alexandra Wilson
Wolf-Gordon Inc.

$2,500 – $4,999

Local Projects
Mr. Brian Collins
Lucy A. Commoner
Deborah Berke Partners
Michael Fedele
Jeanne Gang
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gindi
Godfrey Dadich Partners
Ms. Jackie Goldberg
Randy V. and Kelsey T. Hunt
John W. Kilpatrick
Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein
KPF Foundation
Anne Kreamer and Kurt Andersen
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Perry
Richard Frinier Design Studio
Crystal and Chris Sacca
Smithsonian Year of Music
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Spirn
Stamen Design
Alan & Katherine Stroock Fund
Suzanne Tick
VSA Partners
Nicholas and Jill Woodman


Acorn Hill Foundation Inc.
Allied Works Architecture
Gail Anderson
Sarah Arison
Spencer Bailey
Joan Barenholtz
Alexandra Barker
Maurice and Sally Blanks
Brereton Architects
Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Burke III
Jamie Cabaccang
Vishaan Chakrabarti and Maria Alataris
Paul and Elizabeth Cheek
Chiasmus Partners, Inc.
Chien Cho Liu
John and Debby Christakos
Sarah D. Coffin
Elizabeth da Trindade-Asher
Sharon Davis
Design Miami
dosa, inc
Elizabeth Whelan Design
Susan J. Fiester
Janet and J. Michael Fried
Estate of Rose Frieze
Alan and Monah Gettner
Henry Godfrey and Ginger Schnaper
Cristina Grajales
Vivian Haime Barg
Kitty S. Hawks
Hal Higginbotham and B. Buckner Higginbotham
Michelle A. Isaacson
The Jaffe Family Foundation
Joan Kaplan
Saundra Keinberger
Kikkerland Design, Inc.
Jenny Lam
Jack Lenor Larsen
Debra Lehman Smith
Lissoni Inc.
Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller
Tony Manzari
Grant Marani and Anne Rieselbach
Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
David Mohney
MRB Foundation
Ocean Mountain Group
Josh Owen
Paul Phillips
Barbara G. Pine
Max Pine
Mary Ping
Cye Ross
Calvin Roth and Joanne O’Neil
Shani Sandy
Alice Szigethy
Nora and David Tezanos
Times Square Alliance
Laurel Touby
University of Southern California
Todd Waterbury
Elizabeth Whelan
Susan R. Witter
Joy Yoon


$750- $999

Arthur and Diane Abbey
Madeleine Bennett
Michelle and Mason Berryman
Mabel Chan and Thomas Ho
Ellen Christiansen and Gerrit de Jonge
John and Andra Ehrenkranz
Suzanne Frye
Alex Fung
Ben Geizhals and Florence Feinberg
Nina Gilson
David and Becky Gochman
Gail E. Goldberg
Laurel Gonsalves
Susan Grant Lewin
William Harrison and Lois Hull
Mary Margaret Jones
Beth Mahaffey and Judith Futterman
Richard and Arlette Mooney
David Neill and Susan Griffith
Karen A. Phillips
J. L. Scott and Jennifer Davies
RitaSue Siegel and Dardo Lucero
Michael T. Sillerman
Nicholas and Valerie Stanos
Maleyne Syracuse and Michael Trenner
Greg Van Bellinger
George Ververis and W. Riley
Erich Winkler and Nancy Allerston
Julia Young
Karen Zukowski and David Diamond


adidas North America, Inc.
Adobe Inc.
Design Within Reach
Lantal Textiles
Parley for the Oceans
Rutgers University
Sesame Workshop
Shapeways, Inc.
Voodoo Manufacturing
VSA Partners

donors to the collection

Virginia Bayer
Dana Hakim Bercovich
Merrill C. Berman and Dalia S. Berman
Blu Dot
Nicolette Brunklaus
Leila P. Burwell
Ashley and Mark Callahan in memory of Rosamond Berg Bassett
Elaine Lustig Cohen
Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Cristina Grajales Gallery
Christina and Norman Diekman
dosa, inc.
Dot Incorporation
Belmont Freeman, for the family of Maria Magdalena Kjellesvig González de Freeman
Margarethe Fröhlich
Donald M. Genaro
Habitare Fair, Messukeskus Helsinki, Finland
David A. Hanks
Alexandra and Paul Herzan
Mario Hugo
The George R. Kravis II Collection
Catherine Livingstone
Ellen Lupton
Suzanne McIntire
Mergentime Family Archive
Momentum Group
Jennifer Morla
The Original I.P. LLC
Max Pine
Kimberly Randall
Jean Richards
Studio Rael Fratello
Reiko Sudo
Timorous Beasties
Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative


* Deceased Donor

Featured Image: Photo by Angela Jimenez Photography