Thank You To Our Supporters

Kaufman Music Center receives institutional support from: The Alphadyne Foundation, The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation, BNP Paribas, Capital Counsel LLC, The Edwin Caplin Foundation and Mr. Chretien Risley, Trustee, Con Edison, The Ray and Vera Conniff Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust, D’Addario Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, E.H.A. Foundation, Inc., Ether Advisory Partners, Inc., The Ferriday Fund Charitable Trust, Find Your Light Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jerome L. Greene Foundation, The Keith Haring Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, Inc., The Libby Holman Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, Harold I. and Faye B. Liss Foundation, Linden Arts Fund for Children, The Frederick Loewe Foundation, Inc., Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., Neuberger Berman, LLC, Tatiana Piankova Foundation, PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., The Rea Charitable Trust, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, The Ted Snowdon Foundation, The S & J Tom Family Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, and The Weininger Foundation, Inc.

Kaufman Music Center programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York City Council through the good offices of Council Member Gale Brewer, the good offices of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, the National Endowment for the Arts, and are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


Kaufman Music Center is grateful to the following supporters, who have provided leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to the annual fund between August 31st, 2022 and July 15th, 2024. Their generous contributions play a critical role in advancing the Center’s mission to stimulate appreciation of and participation in music through music performance and education.

$250,000 and above
Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
The Peter Michael Gray Fund
Jerome L. Greene Foundation
Elaine and Henry Kaufman
Roz Lasker
Bethany and Robert B. Millard
Cathy & John O’Rourke
The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund

$100,000 to $249,999
Ether Advisory Partners, Inc.
Howard Gilman Foundation
The Hearst Foundations, Inc.
Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

$50,000 to $99,999
The Alphadyne Foundation
The Edwin Caplin Foundation and Mr. Chretien Risley, Trustee
Ray and Vera Conniff Foundation
Rosalind Devon
Danielle Dimston and Raffi Momjian
E.H.A. Foundation, Inc.
Fidelity Brokerage Services
Jewish Communal Fund
Judith and Robert Hall
Rose Hirschel
Daniel Kaufman and Timothy Beaver
Philippe Khuong-Huu
Solange Landau
Macquarie Group Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
The Reich Fund

$25,000 to $49,999
Joel and Tracy Beckerman
Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation
Bloomberg L.P.
The Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust
Sally Cummins
Phyllis and Sam Feder
The Ferriday Fund
Goldman Sachs Gives Philanthropy Fund
Estelle Greco
Mary Lynn Hanley
Made Music Studio
The Johnny Mercer Foundation
Wendy and Bruce Mosler
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Office of the 67th District of the New York State Assembly
Marjorie Penrod and Eric Wallar
Sal Piscopo
PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Rea Charitable Trust
Schwab Charitable
Orli Shaham and David Robertson
Janet and Gil Spitzer

$10,000 to $24,999
American Endowment Foundation
Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation
Justin Berrie
BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund
Capital Counsel LLC
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Kevin Cho
Con Edison
Evelyn Erskine
Tina Eskridge
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
Franklin Philanthropic Foundation
Kara Hammond
George Han and Julia Wu 
The Keith Haring Foundation
L3 Harris Technologies Foundation
Lillie, Nathan and Sally Helfman Charitable Trust
The Libby Holman Foundation
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
Justin Kalifowitz
Katz Family Charitable Annuity Trust
Migene Kim and Dennis Lee
Jennifer and Tim Kingston
David Klafter and Nancy Kestenbaum
Nikki Daniels Kready and Jeff Kready
Harold I. and Faye B. Liss Foundation
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Solomon and Sharon Merkin
Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust
The Mystery Lady of Santa Fe
Neuberger Berman, LLC
Tatiana Piankova Foundation
Shahriar and Noa Rafimayeri
Hon. Linda Rosenthal, New York State Assemblymember, 67th District
Jessica Rothstein and Kurt Lageschulte
Mrs. Rita Fredricks Salzman
Beth and David E. Shaw
Eileen Shin and Roger Chen
The Ted Snowdon Foundation 
Dimitri and Nataly Sogoloff
Chris and Christa Somers
SS&C Technologies Matching Gift Program
Simon and Diane Tom
Michael Tuch Foundation
Kara Unterberg
Vanguard Charitable
Vitalogy Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999
Judy Hart Angelo
Ares Management
Anush Avetiysan
Richard and Diana Beattie
Michael Bretholz and Sarah Wesley
Office of District 6 Council Member - Gale Brewer
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Marielle and Jacques Julien Corcos
Alex de Laszlo
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Dorothy Erickson
The Estate of Michael Feingold
David Fellah and Ayse Porter
Lidia and Ken Feyder
Find Your Light Foundation
Matthew Friedman
Joyce Elsa Goodman
Maurice Horwitz
Peter Huitzacua
Thomas and Margaret Johnson
Victoria Johnson
Mika Kato and Boyan Jovanovic
Mintao Ju
Jane Klein
Sidney Kohl Family Foundation |Lisa J. Kohl and Ricardo Hornos
Anne Stark Locher
Ann R. Loeb 
Vincent and Anne Mai
Myles Marti
Christina M. Mason
Melissa Munoz
National Financial Services, LLC
Olga Nekrasova and Andy Arluk
Barbara Rellstab
Renaissance Charitable Foundation
Alfred and Jane Ross
Ralph Schlosstein and Jane Hartley
Sybil Shainwald
Joanne L. Shrontz Family Foundation
Irving Sitnick
Roni Tamari and Shai Wosner
Marcy and David Tannenbaum
Kate Washton
Christopher Wilks
Stephanie Yoshida
YPC National Inc.
The Zylik Family

$1,000 to $4,999
The Amphion Foundation
Dr. Vivette Ancona
Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation
The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund
Ayco Charitable Foundation
Elaine S. Bernstein
Fritz Beshar
Barry Bienstock
Rachel Bennett and Alex Vourlidis
BMI Foundation, Inc.
BNP Paribas Philanthropy
Ernest Bogen
Eleanor and Fred Braid
Olga and Ruvim Breydo
Neal Brilliant
Phyllis Brochstein
The Brownington Foundation
Faith Burton
Liza Bychkov-Suloti and Liri Suloti
Martine and Ralph Calder
Joseph and Jane Chang
Patricia Connell and Martin Schwarz
D'Addario Foundation
Barbara and Richard Debs
Dana Devon and Neil Sand
Manuel De La Nuez
Diageo North America
Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
Jennie Emil
Joel and Marcia Faber | Faber Future Foundation
Susan Fischer
Bernice Fleischer
Louise Phillips Forbes
Howard and Amy Friedner
Richard Gaddes
Andrew Gaines and Colin Revels
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 
Judy Gettelfinger
Steven Giacona
Laura Glick
Matthew Gline and Laura Ridge
Connie* and Leonard Goodman*
Glenn Gundersen
Anna and Mark Gurevich
Sharon Gurwitz
Mariel Harris and Dan Cooperman
Adriana Herrera
Rochelle and David Hirsch
Kathy Hubbard
Sophia C. Hughes
Nathan P. Jacobs Foundation
Nathalie Joachim
Yu Jun and Yan Shao
Greg Kammerer and Fred White
Ryan and Hailey Kang
Gene Kaufman
Judith and Sheldon Kaufman
Patricia Kenner
Judith Kessler and Lee M. Arthurs
Laurie Kleeger
Laurence Klurfeld and Joele Frank
Annette and Alex Kogan
Lydia and John Kontos
Jerry Kraus
The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation
Jen Laing and Tom Schopflocher
Robin and Laurent Landau
David and Marcia Lavipour
Carol Ann Leibner
Linden Arts Fund for Children
Lizzy and Simon Lipskar
Margaret Lu
Cathy Lu and Michael Mikleus
Ketty and Francois Maisonrouge
Lila and Ron March
Ellen Marcus
Ann McDermott
Robert and Camille McDuffie
Clare and Howard McMorris
Janis & Alan Menken Charity Fund
Patricia G. Morrill and Sherwood Waldron, Jr.
Music Investor Conferences
Hope and Joshua Newman
The New York Community Trust
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Marie Nguyen
Arlette and Claude Nicaise
Francisco and Elizabeth Núñez
Ian Nyi and Grace Fu
Robin O’Brien
Lena Park and Ben Grenier
Katie and Josh Passman
Elizabeth Paw and Tyley Ross
Lesley Peng and Hang Liao
Shellie R. Peters
Robert Pittman
Raftas Foundation
April Renae and Evan Christopher
Rennaissance Society of America
The Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation
Richard Ross
S&P Global Foundation
Jonathan and Bette Scarlet
Katherine Schlatter and Joseph Mauro
Faye Menken Schneier and Roger Schneier
Donna and Steven Schragis
Dominique Schulte
Marc Schwartz
Virginia and Edward Sermier
Meira Shaham
Larissa Shahmatova and Ashok Subramanian 
Melanie Shorin and Greg Feldman
Jennifer Shotwell
Zubeen Shroff and Anahaita Kotval
Florence Simeon
Steinway & Sons
Sydney and Jon Stern
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Smitha Thomas and Ashley Fernandes
The S&J Tom Family Foundation
Irina Vainberg
Keila Vall and Octavio Boccalandro
Jay and Randi Vodofsky
Voya Foundation
Eriko and Brian Waite
Barbara Walkowski
Ann Walzer
Sally Davis and Greg Wasserman
Patricia Weinbach
The Weininger Foundation, Inc. 
Margot Witty
Jennifer and Kevin Woodruff
Qian Xue and Kailuo Wang
Jenny Zhou and James Chen


(As of July 15, 2024)


Kaufman Music Center gratefully acknowledges the generous supporters who made leadership gifts to our educational programs, in honor of the retirement of our longstanding Executive Director, Lydia Kontos. Under Lydia’s leadership, the Center’s educational programs grew significantly, making a transformative impact on the young people of New York City. 

Apollo’s Circle
Elaine and Henry Kaufman

Rosalind Devon
Charles Dimston and Elena Asribekova
Bethany and Robert B. Millard
Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
Janet and William Schwartz

$25,000 to $49,999
Connie and Leonard Goodman
Migene Kim and Dennis Lee
Cathy White O’Rourke
Marjorie Penrod and Eric Wallar
Stephanie and Mark Rambler
Christa and Chris Somers

Lyric Poets
$10,000 to $24,999
Sanford L. Batkin
Carolina Farias
Phyllis and Samuel Feder
Judith and Robert Hall
Helen Hovdesven
Solange Landau
Wendy and Bruce Mosler
The Mystery Lady of Santa Fe
Barbara Rellstab
Orli Shaham and David Robertson
Janet and Gil Spitzer
Roni Tamari and Shai Wosner

Greek Chorus
$1,000 to $9,999
Arlene and Alan Alda
Margot Astrachan Production
Johanna Roman Barish
Helene Blue
Roger Chen and Eileen Shin
Lilian and Jacob Cohen
Betty Neal and Ronald A. Crutcher
Todd Dimston and Melissa Bank
Gina Dizzia and Daniel Fernandez
Elizabeth and Adrian Ellis
Judi Sorensen Flom
Michelle and Mark Graham
Mariel Harris and Daniel Cooperman
Jane Huber and L. Chandler Carter
Hooni Kim and Catharine Chang
The Kontos/Busquet family (Nina, John, Laurent, and Nicholas)
Yvonne Lau and Derek Tsui
Jenny X. Liao
Euching Lin and Wayne E. Yang
Alex and Brad Linard
Ann and Michael Loeb
Evelyne Luest and Aaron Jay Kernis
Christina M. Mason
Karen McKinnon and Ricardo Zurita
Joohee and Gabriel Meister
Olga Nekrasova and Andy Arluk
Amanda Offit
The Edward John and Patricia Rosenwald Foundation
The Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation
Jessica L. Rothstein and Kurt Lageschulte
Rita Fredricks Salzman
Katherine M. Schlatter and Joseph P. Mauro
Jack and Janet Teich
Joy and Graham Wyatt
Luka and Niko Zylik

Tzipora H. Jochsberger Society

The Tzipora H. Jochsberger Society was recently renamed in honor of our founder, who passed away at age 96 in late 2017. The Society recognizes the following generous supporters, who have included Kaufman Music Center in their estate plans, making a difference during lifetimes and beyond.

Anne Blatt
Helene Blue
Ilse Blumenfeld
Sidney Bresler
Rosalind Devon
Phyllis and Samuel Feder
Emanuel and Ellen Genauer
Estate of Anna Gold
Estelle Greco
Deborah Holtz  
Adele D. Kapp
Carole A. Kemack
Solange Landau
Roz Lasker
Christina M. Mason
Clarice Mertzel
Cathy White O’Rourke
Johanna Roman Barish
Evelyn Ronell
Blanche Shapiro
Dorothy Silverstein

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