Thank You To Our Supporters

Kaufman Music Center receives institutional support from: Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, The Alphadyne Foundation, The Amphion Foundation, Arts and Letters Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, Assurant Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation, Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation, Inc., Bloomberg Philanthropies, BMI Foundation, BNP Paribas, Capital Counsel LLC, The Edwin Caplin Foundation and Mr. Chretien Risley, Trustee, Cheswatyr Foundation, Con Edison, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust, D’Addario Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Deutsche Bank, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, E.H.A. Foundation, Inc., Ether Advisory Partners, Inc., The Ferriday Fund, Find Your Light Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jerome L. Greene Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, Inc., The Libby Holman Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, William D. and Dr. Sally C. Johnson Family Foundation, The Elaine and Henry Kaufman Foundation, The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, The Les Paul Foundation, Harold I. and Faye B. Liss Foundation, The Frederick Loewe Foundation, Inc., The Lester & Grace Maslow Foundation, Mimecast Charitable Fund, Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., New Music USA, The Patrina Foundation, 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, Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, Vitalogy Foundation, The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, Inc., The Weininger Foundation, Inc., and YPC National 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 September 1st, 2021 and June 15th, 2023. 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.
The Hearst Foundations, Inc.
Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Janet and William* Schwartz

$50,000 to $99,999
The Edwin Caplin Foundation and Mr. Chretien Risley, Trustee
Con Edison
Rosalind Devon
E.H.A. Foundation, Inc.
Howard Gilman Foundation
Goldman Sachs Gives Philanthropy Fund
Dr. Morris Goodman
Philippe Khuong-Huu
Solange Landau
The Reich Fund
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

$25,000 to $49,999
The Alphadyne Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The Augustine Foundation
Joel and Tracy Beckerman
The Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust
Sally Cummins
Franklin Philanthropic Foundation
Estelle Greco
The Joel Foundation
Jennifer and Tim Kingston
Devorah Rose and David B. Krieger
The Johnny Mercer Foundation
Wendy and Bruce Mosler
Sal Piscopo
PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Rea Charitable Trust
Janet and Gil Spitzer
Patricia Weinbach

$10,000 to $24,999
Angelo Acconcia and Christina Baldassarra
Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation
Justin Berrie
Bloomberg L.P.
Capital Counsel LLC
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Cheswatyr Foundation
Kevin Cho
Deutsche Bank
Danielle Dimston
Evelyn Erskine
Tina Eskridge
Phyllis and Sam Feder
Valerie Feigen and Steven Eisman
The Ferriday Fund
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
Michael and Sunyoung Graves
Kara Hammond
George Han and Julia Wu
The Libby Holman Foundation
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
Dinah Jacobs
William D. and Dr. Sally C. Johnson Family Foundation
Justin Kalifowitz
Daniel Kaufman and Timothy Beaver
Migene Kim and Dennis Lee
David Klafter and Nancy Kestenbaum
Nikki Daniels Kready and Jeff Kready
L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
Harold I. and Faye B. Liss Foundation
Ann and Michael* Loeb 
The Frederick Loewe Foundation
Made Music Studio
Solomon and Sharon Merkin
Mckinsey & Company
The Mystery Lady of Santa Fe
National Philanthropic Trust
New Music USA
Orchard Alliance
Marjorie Penrod and Eric Wallar
Tatiana Piankova Foundation
Shahriar and Noa Rafimayeri
James Rosenfield
Hon. Linda Rosenthal, New York State Assemblymember, 67th District
Jessica Rothstein and Kurt Lageschulte
Mrs. Rita Fredricks Salzman
Orli Shaham and David Robertson
Beth and David E. Shaw
Eileen Shin and Roger Chen
Dimitri and Nataly Sogoloff
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Kara Unterberg
Vitalogy Foundation
Christina and Lawrence Wee
The Zylik Family

$5,000 to $9,999
American Endowment Foundation
Judy Hart Angelo
The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund
Carole and Norman Barham
Richard and Diana Beattie
Amy Berko and Ron Iles
Raymond Bermay
Michael Bretholz
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
David Fellah and Ayse Porter
Lidia and Ken Feyder
Find Your Light Foundation
Matthew Friedman
Joyce Elsa Goodman
Anna and Mark Gurevich
Judith and Robert Hall
Lillie, Nathan and Sally Helfman Charitable Trust
Rochelle and David Hirsch
Maurice Horwitz
Peter Huitzacua
Thomas and Margaret Johnson
Victoria Johnson
Mika Kato and Boyan Jovanovic
Katz Family Charitable Annuity Trust
Jane Klein
Anne Stark Locher
Vincent and Anne Mai
Myles Marti
The Lester & Grace Maslow Foundation
Christina M. Mason
Maverick Capital Foundation
Mimecast Charitable Fund
New York State Council on the Arts
John* and Rosemary O’Brien
The Patrina Foundation
James Power and Jane Chung
Barbara Rellstab
SS&C Technologies Matching Gift Program
Michael Sabrio and Carol Weismann
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Ralph Schlosstein and Jane Hartley
Donna and Steven Schragis
Sybil Shainwald
Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts
Irving Sitnick
The Ted Snowdon Foundation 
Chris and Christa Somers
Roni Tamari and Shai Wosner
Marcy and David Tannenbaum
Simon Tom
Michael Tuch Foundation
The Weininger Foundation, Inc.
Joy and Graham Wyatt
YPC National Inc.

$1,000 to $4,999
Arlene and Alan Alda
The Amphion Foundation
Dr. Vivette Ancona
Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation
Kow Atta-Mensah
Austin Community Foundation
Ayco Charitable Foundation
Laura and Manuel* Bardash
Shannon Behrens
Elaine S. Bernstein
Barry Bienstock
BMI Foundation, Inc.
BNP Paribas Philanthropy
Janet Bragg
Eleanor and Fred Braid
Neal Brilliant
Brokaw Family Foundation
The Brownington Foundation
Jeffrey Brown
Becke Buffalo and Lars Hanson
Tom and Harriet Burnett
M. Faith Burton
Martine and Ralph Calder
Ms. Carolyn Chaliff
Girlie Chang and Michael Vermut
Joseph and Jane Chang
Desmond Child
Rebecca Cooper and Michael Waldman
D'Addario Foundation
Barbara and Richard Debs
Dana Devon and Neil Sand
Philip Devon Family Foundation
Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
Patricia Dugan
Lydia Emil
Jennie Emil
Faber Future Foundation
Harvey and Audrey Feuerstein
Louise Phillips Forbes
Barbara Freitag
Howard and Amy Friedner
Richard Gaddes
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway
Judy Gettelfinger
Steven Giacona
Laura Glick
Matthew Gline
Connie* and Leonard Goodman*
Glenn Gundersen
Sharon Gurwitz
Mariel Harris and Dan Cooperman
Karen Hauser and Warren Leight
Richard and Carol Hochman
Sophia C. Hughes
Nathalie Joachim
Tom and Ann Johnson
Marianne and Ian Jones
Travis Kamm
Greg Kammerer and Fred White
Gene Kaufman
Judith and Sheldon Kaufman
Judith Kessler and Lee M. Arthurs
Laurie Kleeger
Laurence Klurfeld and Joele Frank
Sidney Kohl Family Foundation |Lisa J. Kohl and Ricardo Hornos
Lydia and John Kontos
Jerry Kraus
The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation
Yumi and Eiichiro Kuwana
Annik LaFarge
Jen Laing and Tom Schopflocher
Robin and Laurent Landau
David and Marcia Lavipour
Les Paul Foundation
Margaret Lu
Eleanor Luke
James Magid
Ketty and Francois Maisonrouge
The Marble Fund, Inc.
Lila and Ron March
Ellen Marcus
Lisa Matricardi
Ann McDermott
Robert and Camille McDuffie
Camilla and Hugh McFadden
Clare and Howard McMorris
Janis and Alan Menken
Moneta Group Charitable Foundation
Patricia G. Morrill and Sherwood Waldron, Jr.
Music Investor Conferences
Neuberger Berman, LLC
Hope and Joshua Newman
The New York Community Trust
Arlette and Claude Nicaise
Francisco Núñez
Robin O'Brien
Nancy and Morris W. Offit
Ingrid Olhoffer
Lena Park and Ben Grenier
Katie and Josh Passman
Elizabeth Paw and Tyley Ross
Marguerite O. Pitts
Robert Pittman
The Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation
Alfred and Jane Ross
Richard Ross
Jay Rubinstein
Donna Saleh Foundation
Katherine Schlatter and Joseph Mauro
Priscilla and Richard J.* Schmeelk
Faye Menken Schneier and Roger Schneier
Alene Schneierson and Morris Krimolovsky
Zeynep Semin and Julien Bramel
Virginia and Edward Sermier
Meira Shaham
Larissa Shahmatova and Ashok Subramanian
Virgina Sheridan and Morris Silver
Melanie Shorin and Greg Feldman
Jennifer Shotwell
Suzanna Schroeder and Kevin Kovesci
Schwab Charitable
Marc Schwartz
Joanne L. Shrontz Family Foundation
Andrea and Charles Simon
Gordon H. Smith
Soros Fund Charitable Foundation
Sydney and Jon Stern
Liza Bychkov-Suloti and Liri Suloti
Shining Sung
Phyllis and Bernard Sussman
Irina Vainberg
Bradley A. Vernatter
Jay and Randi Vodofsky
The Laura B. Vogler Foundation
Eriko and Brian Waite
Joseph Walker and Nancy Walker Jtwros
Barbara Walkowski
Ann Walzer
Michele Warman and Larry Hirschfeld
Sally Davis and Greg Wasserman
Hadassah R. Weiner
Maren Westphal and Omar Gutierrez
The Wise Family Charitable Foundation
Margot Witty
Jennifer and Kevin Woodruff
Stephanie Yoshida


(as of June 15th, 2023)


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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