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Cooper Fund Leadership Circle



The Cooper Fund Leadership Circle honors total annual giving to The Cooper Union of $10,000 or more. For the 2015-2016 year, these gifts totaled over $9 million. All members of the Cooper Fund Leadership Circle enjoy an annual reception with Cooper's president and students and have their name recognized on the donor wall in the lobby of the Foundation Building.

View a video produced by Gabriel Rodriguez-Fuller A’17 of the 2015 reception


The Cooper Fund Leadership Circle membership is based upon total leadership gifts made in a single fiscal year (July 1-June 30). We thank the following donors for their generosity in FY16.

$200,000+
THE ESTATE OF HOWARD B. BETTS '49
THE ESTATE OF JANE DEED
ELAINE FLUG, IN MEMORY OF ISAAC ALLEN '24
JOAN MORRIS AND EDWARD DURBIN '48
THE ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION
THE ESTATE OF MURRAY SACKSON '42
THE ESTATE OF MITCHEL von WIESER '49

$50,000-$199,999
ALTMAN FOUNDATION
CON EDISON
JAMES CRAIG '63
FREZZA FAMILY FOUNDATION
THE JACQUES AND NATASHA GELMAN FOUNDATION
THE ESTATE OF FREDRICK W. GETTLER JR. '50
JEFFREY AND PAULA GURAL FOUNDATION
JOHN AND EVELYN KOSSAK FOUNDATION
EVELYN AND PETER KRAUS
THE ESTATE OF ESMERALDA M. MYERS '61
ALAN REPKO '66
THE ESTATE OF BARRY TOPCIK '52
UNTIL ALL ARE FREE 
GARY WILLIAMS '71

$25,000-$49,999
SIDNEY JOSEPH ALTSCHULER '57
LEONARD BECK '49
THE ESTATE OF INGEBORG M. BORRE
KEVIN '72 AND PATRICIA BURKE
JOSEPH '66 AND MARIE CELKUPA
CHEMICAL ENGINEERS, CLASS OF 1966
THOMAS '77 AND DIANE DRISCOLL
SUSAN H. EISENBERG '62 AND BENJAMIN EISENBERG '61
ALAN FORTIER '79
MORRIS '66 AND AMANDA GELB
PAUL '53 AND ANN HELLER
JEFFREY '87 AND RONNY HERSCH
BENEDICT '75 AND SUSAN ITRI
JILL AND CURTIS KAUFMAN, PARENTS OF SAM KAUFMAN '16
ELLEN AND RICHARD LINCER
FRANK '47 AND JANICE MINER
THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST – HENRY C. ENDERS FUND
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
THE CARROLL AND MILTON PETRIE FOUNDATION
WILLIAM H. SANDHOLM '63 AND PATRICIA SANDHOLM
THE ESTATE OF MARY ANN SEIPOS
THE TRUST FAMILY FOUNDATION
JEREMY WERTHEIMER '82
THE ESTATE OF DONALD R. WILCOX '35

$10,000-$24,999
ROBERT '54 AND LINDA ALWITT
HOWARD '70 AND NANCY AMOLS
ROBERT BASSEMIR '49
MONA BHOYAR AND MILIND GODBOLE, PARENTS OF AKASH GODBOLE '17
ALFRED '67 AND KATHRYN BRAND
EUGENE '64 AND SUSAN BRISKMAN
JEANETTE BROOKS, IN MEMORY OF LOUIS BROOKS '41
ARLENE CAROL BUECHERT
JUDITH CASSELLA '71 AND CHARLES CASSELLA '68
JOHN '86 AND CAROL CHIRICO
WILLIAM '76 AND SANDRA CORDIANO
RICHARD AND JEAN COYNE FAMILY FOUNDATION
CROSS RIDGE FOUNDATION, INC.
VIC '63 AND ELEANOR DiFRANCO
ELIZABETH DILLER '79 AND RICARDO SCOFIDIO '55
MICHAEL DUFFY '97
JACK EICHENBAUM '63
LAUREN ESNES '80 AND EUGENE ESNES '80
RAYMOND '86 AND TINA FALCI
JOSEPH '98 AND HETHER FEDULLO
HAROLD '44 AND ROSE GOLDBERG
JACK GOODMAN '51 AND NANCY GRABOW
JAMES GOWER '88/'90
THE ESTATE OF FRANKLIN M. HAGER '32
WILLIAM HERGENROTHER '55
ERIC '87 AND HILLARY HIRSCHHORN
WINIFRED HOSHINO '66 AND JOSEPH MARASCO '66
HEEJAE HUH '11/'13
ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN
ADRIAN BURTON JOVANOVIC '89
THE ESTATE OF MYRTLE P. JUCARONE
MARIE LECHLEIDER, IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH LECHLEIDER '54
FREDRIC LITT '61, IN MEMORY OF WARREN HOFFMAN '61, ELIHU TURETSKY '61, AND ROBERT L. STEINBERGER
JAMES '80 AND PATRICIA MALANGA
THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY MAROOTIAN '44
THE ESTATE OF ABRAHAM MILLER '40
CORINNE MUSA '04 AND DEREK MUSA '03
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
NEW YORK BUILDING FOUNDATION
SEAN PATRICK O'NEILL '03
OPUS QUA FOUNDATION
THE ESTATE OF EDWARD A. OWEN '42
THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE PETRY '46
MARK '80 AND HANNE PROUDFOOT
MICHAL RAZ-RUSSO '01 AND ZEV SALOMON '01
GEORGE REEVES '64 AND MS. ROSS WISNEWSKI
SHELLEY & DONALD RUBIN FOUNDATION
THE JOHN BEN SNOW MEMORIAL TRUST
RODNEY SORKIN '61
ROBERT '65 AND BARBARA SPINDEL
THE STEEL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK
HENRY STERNE TRUST
JU-YOUNG SUH '91
JOSEPH SULTAN '76
THOMAS W. SYNNOTT III
IN MEMORY OF SOL TANNE '47
JOHNNY C. TAYLOR JR.
NADER TEHRANI
JAMES TELLEFSEN JR. '55 AND MARTHA TELLEFSEN
DIANE TOY '97 AND ERIC FUNG '97
RACHEL L. WARREN
ALISA AND BRUCE WEINRIB, PARENTS OF JONATHAN WEINRIB '16
TONI AND DAVID YARNELL
TONY YOSHIDA AND SUNRISE MART
DALE '45 AND CHARLOTTE ZAND
ANONYMOUS (3)