Annual Report of Gifts

two pairs of hands, what appears to be a mother and small child, handling bits of colorful paper, as if collaborating on an art project

Gifts received from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023

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 Foundation
The AYCO Charitable Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Hearthland Foundation
Alexandra and Paul Herzan
Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust
Ravenel and Elizabeth Curry Foundation
Kimberly Schuessler
Morgan M. Schuessler, Jr.
Smithsonian American Experience
Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative
Smithsonian Together We Thrive Initiative
Denise Littlefield Sobel


Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee
Shelby and Frederick Gans
The Hirsch Family Foundation
Helen and Edward Hintz
IBM Corporation
Jon C. Iwata
Lily Auchincloss Foundation
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
The Pinkerton Foundation
The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Initiative
Smithsonian Latino Initiative
Terra Foundation for American Art
Esme Usdan and James Snyder


The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Irene Au and Bradley Horowitz
Scott and Erica Belsky
New York State Council on the Arts
PwC Charitable Foundation
Margaret and David Stewart
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
The Virginia and Mark Rometty Family Fund


Virginia Bayer and Robert Hirt
Thomas R. Block and Marilyn Friedman
Yaroslav Faybishenko and Jennie Rubinshteyn
Cary J. Frieze
Robert and Arlene Kogod
Paul Leinwand
Margery and Edgar Masinter
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Pratt Institute
Crystal and Chris Sacca
Dr. Soon-Young Yoon and Richard M. Smith


Bode New York
Chris Fralic
Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund
Giving Bee Foundation
Agnes Gund
Ruth Ann and Bill Harnisch
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hermanos
The J.M. Kaplan Fund
Kelson Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Maeda
Natalie Nixon, Ph.D.
Colleen Ross Weis and Martin Laiks


Champions Design
Sharon Davis
Heller, Inc.
Helena Hernmarck
Keith Granet
JPS Artworks, LLC
Bobby Martin
Thomas Robinson
Jan van der Lande


Acorn Hill Foundation, Inc.
Arthur Ross Foundation
Joan Barenholtz
Elizabeth and Blair Boyer
Monty Cleworth and Susannah Drake
Davidson-Sterenfeld Family Foundation
Magda Dvir
Kim and Al Eiber
Suzanne Frye
Hal and B. Buckner Higginbotham
Kovel Eiber Family Fund
Chien Cho Liu
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Nina Mehta and James Marcus
Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
Dan Riley and Sophia Hudson
Emily Rothschild
Elizabeth Whelan


Hannah Bow
Robert Gilson
Corey Gutch
Alfredo Jaar
Mary Margaret Jones
Geraldine Kunstadter
Cheryl Lewy
Clement Mok
David Neill and Susan Griffith
Karen A. Phillips
Marigold Randall
Barry Richards
Roset USA Corp
J. L. Scott and Jennifer Davies
Charles J. Tanenbaum
Nora and David Tezanos
Kim Yao

donors to the collection

Virginia Bayer
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation
Jarrett Earnest
Glas Italia
Helena Hernmarck
Kimberly Randall Hess
Maira Kalman
Gere Kavanaugh
Masashi Kawamura
John Kudos
Michael R. Mazza
Anna McDonald
Richard McGuire
Gemma O’Brien
The Portman Foundation
Tschabalala Self Studio Inc.
Yao-Fen You in honor of Kimberly Randall


Featured Image: Photo by Angela Jimenez Photography