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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 2016-2017 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 FY17.

The Estate of Irma Giustino Weiss '45
Paula and Jeffrey Gural
The Estate of Emil J. Pansky '41
James E. Craig '63
The Estate of Virginia Dunne Ridder
The Robin Hood Foundation
In Memory of Ahmad and Parvaneh Tehrani

Altman Foundation
Bernard '40 and Lorraine Bayuk
Mona Bhoyar and Milind Godbole, parents of Akash Godbole '17
Kevin '72 and Patricia Burke
Con Edison
Thomas '77 and Diane Driscoll
Susan Eisenberg '62 and Benjamin Eisenberg '61
Henry C. Enders Fund
Bette-Ann Gwathmey
The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation
Evelyn and Peter Kraus
Leon Levy Foundation
Frank W. Miner '47
Pinkerton Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Jeremy Wertheimer '82
Samuel Wiener

Leonard Beck '49
Alan Fortier '79
Morris '66 and Amanda Gelb
The Estate of Doris Grossman
Paul '53 and Ann Heller
Jeffrey S. '87 and Ronny Hersch
Ann F. Hosfeld '62
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Benedict '75 and Susan Itri
Rhoda Metzger, in memory of Fred Metzger '57
New York State Council on the Arts
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation
George A. Reeves '64 and Ross Wisnewski
William '63 and Patricia Sandholm
Michael B. Sisti MD '77
The Steel Institute of New York
Brian and Rochelle Steinwurtzel
Henry Sterne Trust
Surdna Foundation
Martin '56 and Diane Trust
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Rachel L. Warren

Robert '54 and Linda Alwitt
Howard '70 and Nancy Amols
The Estate of Ingeborg M. Borre '52
Alfred '67 and Kathryn Brand
Lia Vodja Brillhart '60
Eugene '64 and Susan Briskman
Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
Arlene Carol Buechert '54
William '76 and Sandra Cordiano
Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation
Cross Ridge Foundation
Roberta and Deke Dening, parents of John Dening '99/'03
Vic ’63 and Eleanor DiFranco
Edward '76 and Kathleen Dineen
Michael V. Duffy '97
Jack Eichenbaum '63
Lauren Esnes '80 and Eugene Esnes '80
Raymond '86 and Tina Falci
Jack B. Feder '50
Joseph '98 and Hether Fedullo
Frezza Family Foundation
Diane Toy '97 and Eric Fung '97
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
William F. Hergenrother '55
Eric '89 and Hillary Hirschhorn
Aftab '97 and Ellen Hussain
Josephine Lea Iselin
John and Evelyn Kossak Foundation
Jimmy Kwong '80 and Pauline Yep
Marie Lechleider, in memory of Joseph Lechleider '54
Steven L. Lerner '75 and Michelle J. Moss Lerner
Ilan '65 and Barbara Levi
Susan Lin '88
Ann Mack in Memory of William Cooper Mack '06
James D. Malanga '80
National Endowment for the Arts
Bruce G. Nelligan '80
The Nerken Family
The New York Building Foundation
Paul Nikulin '06
Ornamental Metal Institute of New York
Constantine E. Plakas '00
The Estate of Arthur R. Robinson '51
Donald T. Rotunno '91
Michael Samuelian '95
Donald '57 and Mary Lou Schwinn
Irwin Silber '56
Situ Studio
Roy H. Smith '81 and Ellen Murphy
The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
Rodney B. Sorkin '61
Stuart '55 and Etta Spater
Robert '65 and Barbara Spindel
Ju-Young Suh '91
Joseph Sultan '76
William '74 and Louise Symington
Thomas W. Synnott, III
Johnny C. Taylor Jr.
James Tellefsen Jr. '77 and Martha Tellefsen
Arthur Thomson '64
Neil and Linda Vopat
The Estate of Eunice Weed
Alisa and Bruce Weinrib, Parents of Jonathan Weinrib '16
Laurie Dempsey and Scott West, parents of Alexa West '17
Toni and David Yarnell
Dale Zand Ph.D. '45 and Charlotte Zand