Annual Report of Gifts

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Gifts received from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018

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
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Ravenel and Elizabeth Curry Foundation
Delta Faucet Company
Drue Heinz Trust
Ford Foundation
Friedman Benda Gallery
Alice Gottesman
Helen and Edward Hintz
The Hirsch Family Foundation
Margery and Edgar Masinter
Enid and Lester Morse
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Madeleine K. Rudin
Siegel Family Endowment
Smithsonian Institution Youth Access Fund
Esme Usdan and James Snyder
Judy Francis Zankel


Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
Natalie and Brett Barth
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Design Within Reach
Shelby and Frederick Gans
Paul and Alexandra Herzan
Jamestown LP
New York State Council on the Arts with the Support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
The Pinkerton Foundation
Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer
Smithsonian Collections Information Systems-Information Resources Management


The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Mr. Alain Bernard
The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation
Deborah Berke Partners
Fidelity Investments
Bart Friedman and Wendy Stein
The Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
Great Circle Foundation
Judy and Bob Huret
IBM Corporation
John C. Iwata
Alexander Jutkowitz
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc.
Constance and Harvey Krueger*
Barbara and Morton Mandel
Nion McEvoy
David Rockwell
Jesse Ormond Sanderson, Jr. & Robert Keith Black
School of Visual Arts
Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon
Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Smithsonian Women’s Committee
Margaret Gould Stewart
Tetragon Financial Group
Van Cleef & Arpels



Kathleen B. Allaire
Virginia Bayer and Robert Hirt
Scott Belsky
Blu Dot
Agnes Bourne
Chubb LTD
City National Bank/City National Rochdale
D.E. Shaw Group
Hartmut Esslinger and Patricia Roller
FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds
Cary J. Frieze
The J.M. Kaplan Fund
Mass Design Group
Metropolis Magazine
Henry R. Muñoz III
Northwestern University Design for America
Pepsico Design and Innovation
Katherine Rudin
Safdie Architects
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Trust
Smithsonian Accessibility Innovations Fund
Smithsonian Latino Center
Smithsonian Research Equipment Pool
Tory Burch
Henry van Ameringen

$5,000 – $9,999

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
Loreen Arbus
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
The Belsky Family Foundation
Michael J. Cesario
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Fritz Hansen
Alexandra Hahn
Lisina M. Hoch
Estate of Irene Hollister
Mr. and Mrs. Clarke R. Keough
Kikkerland Design, Inc.

Robert and Arlene Kogod
Anne Kreamer and Kurt Andersen
Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
Carl Magnusson and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Jennifer Cohler Mason and Alan Mason
University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Perry
Pratt Institute
Randy J. and Kelsey T. Hunt
Room & Board
Savannah College of Art and Design
Lee and Lili Siegelson
Studio O+A
Maleyne M. Syracuse and Michael Trenner
Phyllis M. Taylor
Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust
University of Pennsylvania
Weber Shandwick
Colleen Ross Weis and Martin Laiks
Ransom and Alexandra Wilson

$2,500 – $4,999

Barbara and James Block
Lucy A. Commoner
W. Leslie Duffy
EW Howell
Michael Fedele
Godfrey Dadich Partners
Elizabeth Marsteller Gordon
Agnes Gund
Haworth, Inc.
J & AR Foundation
Brandon Kinports
Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein*
Grant Marani and Anne Rieselbach
Ellen Niven
Elena Phipps, PhD
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Janet C. Ross
Emma Scully
Shaw Contract
Lynn Staley and Marty Linsky
Alan & Katherine Stroock Fund
Taconic Builders Inc.


Acorn Hill Foundation Inc.
Martha and James Alexander
Austin Allen
Judy Hart Angelo
Spencer Bailey
Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Burke III
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Christie’s, Inc.
Cristina Grajales
Sarah D. Coffin
COOKFOX Architects
Sharon Davis
August de los Reyes
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Kim and Al Eiber
Elliott + Associates Architects
Estate of Rose Frieze
Galison Publishing
Gail E. Goldberg
Katja Goldman-Sonnenfeldt and M. Sonnenfeldt
Roslyn Goldstein
Paul R. Gudonis
David Haas
Vivian Haime Barg
Molly Heintz
Robert L. and Susan S. Hermanos
Hal Higginbotham and B. Buckner Higginbotham
Michelle A. Isaacson
Wendy Evans Joseph
Karen LaGatta
Cheryl Lewy
Chien Cho Liu
Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller
Jane Metcalfe
Caroline and Jeremiah Milbank
Jennifer Morla
Richard P. and Claire W. Morse
Outcast Agency
Karen A. Phillips
Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
William and Elizabeth Reinhardt
Margery and Stephen Riker
Deedie Rose
Calvin Roth and Joanne Shenkoff
Royal College Of Art
Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
Carole and Peter Segal
Jerry Silverman
Debra Lehman Smith
Randall Ian Stempler
Roger Strong
Studio Forbes
Surfacedesign, Inc.
Alice Szigethy
Marilyn Taylor
Nora and David Tezanos
Christine Van Deusen
Michael Ventura
Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Voorsanger
Omnicom Health Group
Linden Havemeyer Wise
Robert Wong
David Wood and Nancy Judge
Julia Young
Karen Zukowski and David Diamond


Joan Barenholtz
Madeleine Bennett
Michelle and Mason Berryman
Brunswick Arts
Mabel Chan and Thomas Ho
Sandy Chilewich and Joe Sultan
Ellen Christiansen and Gerrit de Jonge
John and Andra Ehrenkranz
Rochelle Fang and Barry Marcus
Janet and J. Michael Fried
Suzanne Frye
Alex Fung
Ben Geizhals and Florence Feinberg
Alan and Monah Gettner
Nina Gilson
Thomas Giroux
William Harrison and Lois Hull
Eva Jespersen
Mary Margaret Jones
Cathy M. Kaplan
Margo Levine
Beth Mahaffey and Judith Futterman
William Montgomery and Elizabeth Glazer
Richard Moylan and Lisa Alpert
David Neill and Susan Griffith
Richard O’Leary
Louis M. Perlman
Max Pine
Prospect New York
J. L. Scott and Jennifer Davies
Harry and Lisa Segalas
Michael T. Sillerman
Jane and Phil Waterman
Erich Winkler and Nancy Allerston
Susan R. Witter
Kenneth Wong
Adina Young


The Abadi Group
Blu Dot

The Innovation and Design Building
Michele Spitz, Woman of Her Word
Safdie Architects
Shapeways, Inc.
Smithsonian Media
Takiya Co., LTD.


American Textile History Museum
Belmont Freeman
Calico Wallpaper
Ashley and Mark Callahan
D. Wigmore Fine Art
Michael Diederich
Joe Doucet
Helen Drutt
Kim and Al Eiber
Jacqueline Loewe Fowler
Google Inc.
Robert M. Greenberg
Dr. Gene Grobman
H. Stoll AG & Co. KG
Ann Hardy
Paul and Alexandra Herzan
Takenobu Igarashi
Claudy Jongstra
Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan
Ronald E. Kent
Lorna Kettaneh
Liz Klein
Richard Landis
Levi Strauss & Co.
Margot and Robert E. Linton
Joyce Longworth
Gail Martin
Fernando Mastrangelo
Rebeca Méndez
MINA CO., Ltd.
Pat Moore
Other Criteria
Elena Phipps
David Schutte
Antonio Soddu
Ruth Katzenstein Souza
Melinda B. Thaler
Thaw Charitable Trust
Michael Van Valkenburgh
Wallace Sewell

* Deceased Donor

Featured Image: Photo by Angela Jimenez Photography