Annual Report of Gifts

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Gifts received from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020

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

Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Helen and Edward Hintz
The Hirsch Family Foundation
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer
Siegel Family Endowment
Smithsonian Latino Center


Adobe Inc.
Altman Foundation
The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation
Design Within Reach
Facebook, Inc.
Shelby and Frederick Gans
Alexandra and Paul Herzan
Lowercarbon Capital
Enid and Lester Morse
NIKE, Inc.
Crystal and Chris Sacca
Smithsonian Accessibility Innovations Fund
Esme Usdan and James Snyder


The Ambrose Monell Foundation
The Ayco Charitable Foundation
Belsky Family Foundation
Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee
The Coby Foundation, Ltd.
Fidelity Investments
Google, Inc.
Great Circle Foundation
The Keith Haring Foundation
IBM Corporation
Jon C. Iwata
Jamestown LP
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc.
Nancy A. Marks
Margery and Edgar Masinter
David Rockwell
Jesse Ormond Sanderson, Jr. & Robert Keith Black
Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative
Margaret and David Stewart



FJC – A Foundation of the Philanthropic Funds
Robert L. and Susan S. Hermanos
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The Eric W. Mason Fund
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher F. Ohrstrom

$5,000 – $9,999

Judy Hart Angelo
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Virginia Bayer and Robert Hirt
Randall Buck
Michael J. Cesario
Furthermore: A Program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund
Agnes Gund
Lisina M. Hoch
IwamotoScott Architecture
Jewish Communal Fund of NY
The Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation
Rich Brilliant Willing
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Trust
Colleen Ross Weis and Martin Laiks

$2,500 – $4,999

Yves Béhar
Deborah Berke Partners
Frere-Jones Type
Lissoni Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Shani Sandy
Judy Francis Zankel


Acorn Hill Foundation Inc.
Kathleen B. Allaire
Eric Altmann
Gabrielle Ammann
Gail Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Berlind (The Berlind Foundation)
Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Burke III
Jim Chervenak
Sarah D. Coffin
Sharon Davis Foundation, Inc.
Michael Fedele
Suzanne Frye
Hal Higginbotham and B. Buckner Higginbotham


Hocker Design Group
Derek Lam
Chien Cho Liu
Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Stephanie March
Cara McCarty
Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar
Cye Ross
Safi Salons Français et Intenationaux
Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon
Alan & Katherine Stroock Fund
Raj Tahil
Lucille Tenazas
Nora and David Tezanos
Ransom and Alexandra Wilson

$750- $999

Loreen Arbus
Ellen Christiansen and Gerrit de Jonge
Nina Gilson
Gail E. Goldberg
Laurel Gonsalves
Mary Margaret Jones
Margo Levine
Beth Mahaffey and Judith Futterman
Max Pine
Ann and Timothy Salutz
Michael T. Sillerman
David Weinstein
Julia Young


FXCollaborative Architects

donors to the collection

Atelier Luma / Luma Arles
Merrill C. Berman
Marilyn F. Friedman
Happiest Baby Inc.
Susan Howatt
Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan
Ellen J. Katz
Ginger and David Komar
NIKE, Inc.
Saul Steinberg Foundation
Superflower Studio
Sam Van Aken and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
Andrew Van Styn from the estate of Don Magner



Featured Image: Photo by Angela Jimenez Photography