Text Size A A A A Lifetime Giving Societies The Cooper Union established Lifetime Giving Societies to recognize the most generous benefactors to the school. Together, members of these Lifetime Giving Societies have contributed over $150 million to Cooper Union. Each year, current members and new inductees to these societies are celebrated with a reception and the installation of a donor wall in 41 Cooper Square. The video above, produced by School of Art alumna Sophia Bennett Holmes, captures the philanthropic spirit of Cooper's supporters at the 2016 event. Peter Cooper Heritage Society Individuals and families who, over the course of their lives, have donated $1 million or more to The Cooper Union are inducted into the Peter Cooper Heritage Society. Peter Cooper Heritage Society Established to recognize The Cooper Union's most generous benefactors, the Peter Cooper Heritage Society celebrates the philanthropic spirit that perpetuates this institution. Individuals and families who, over the course of their lives, have donated $1 million or more to The Cooper Union are inducted into the Society. The college is grateful for the exceptional generosity shown by these patrons, which supports the institutions enduring commitment to academic excellence and public access to intellectual cultural opportunities. Robert '43 and Margaret Bayuk Joan and Robert Bernhard Irwin S. Chanin 1915 and Sylvia Chanin Charina Endowment Fund George Clark '41 Con Edison James E. Craig '63 Francois '87 and Susan de Menil Donald '37 and Jane Deed Ronald W. Drucker '62 and Lisa Ware Edward Durbin '48 and Joan Morris Barbara White Fishman '60 Howard Flagg '75 and Angelica Garcia-Flagg The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation F. Phillip Geraci Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Paula and Jeffrey Gural Isaac Heller '52 Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Benedict '75 and Susan Itri Maurice Kanbar Alex '49 and Ada Katz William King '48 John Kossak '41 and Evelyn Kranes Kossak The Kresge Foundation Stanley N. '70 and Ruth Lapidus Robert Lehman Foundation Richard and Ronay Menschel Robert B. Menschel Albert Nerken '33 Rosemary '53 and Milton Okun Rubin '42 and Rene Rabinowitz The Robin Hood Foundation Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Foundation Susan and Jack Rudin William '63 and Patricia Sandholm Morris Shane '47 Frank Stanton, in honor of Louis Dorfsman '39 and Ann Hysa Dorfsman '39 The Starr Foundation Peter Torraco '28 Martin '56 and Diane Trust The Trust Family Foundation Irma Giustino Weiss '45 Henry Wolf Foundation Anonymous Sarah Bedell Cooper Society The Sarah Bedell Cooper Society honors the individuals and families who, over the course of their lives, have donated $500,000–$999,999 to The Cooper Union. Sarah Bedell Cooper Society Sarah Bedell Cooper (1793-1869), Peter Cooper's wife, was instrumental in establishing a "Golden Wedding Fund" on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary to support charities. The Sarah Bedell Cooper Society celebrates her commitment to The Cooper Union, as well as her strong philanthropic spirit and initiative. The Society honors the individuals and families who, over the course of their lives, have donated $500,000–$999,999 to The Cooper Union. Their support helps sustain Peter Cooper's mission. Altman Foundation Booth Ferris Foundation Michael Borkowsky '61 Kevin '72 and Patricia Burke Lois M. Collier Thomas '77 and Diane Driscoll Susan Eisenberg '62 and Benjamin Eisenberg '61 Stanley W. Ensminger '46 Mark L. Epstein '76 George '40 and Cecily Fox In honor of Roy Grace '62 Bette-Ann and Charles Gwathmey Richard and Ellen Lincer Susan and John Michaelson Marie Morrone, in honor of Vincent Morrone '63 National Endowment for the Arts The New York Community Trust - Henry C. Enders Fund Alphonse R. Normandia '48 and The Normandia Family New York State Council on the Arts Harry Ploss '68 Richard '57 and Ardath Schwartz Surdna Foundation Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Fund Cynthia C. Weiler and E. Blake Moore, Jr. Abram S. Hewitt Society The Abram S. Hewitt Society honors individuals and families who, over the course of their lives, have donated $250,000–$499,999 to The Cooper Union. Abram S. Hewitt Society Abram S. Hewitt (1822–1903) was a teacher, lawyer, iron manufacturer, U.S. Congressman and mayor of New York City. He was also Peter Cooper's son-in-law and Cooper Union's most important founding trustee. The Abram S. Hewitt Society honors individuals and families who, over the course of their lives, have donated $250,000–$499,999 to The Cooper Union. The far-sighted philanthropy of these donors helps ensure that that institution will continue to educate and enrich the lives of exceptional students for generations to come. Sidney J. Altschuler '57 Leonard Beck '49 Lawrence B. Benenson Howard Betts '49 Alfred '67 and Kathryn Brand Clo and Charles S. Cohen C. Raymond Dahl '43 Gary Davis Vic ’63 and Eleanor DiFranco Daniel Eisen Raymond '86 and Tina Falci Samuel Gilman '40 Leonard '46 and Elinor Goldman Jack '27 and Esther Gould The Hearst Foundations Paul '53 and Ann Heller Helmuth Knapp '50 Bernard '44 and Anna Levine The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation Anne and Harold W. McGraw Jr. Constance J. Milstein Frank W. Miner '47 Ted and Monica Nicholas Rockefeller Brothers Fund Robert Rogge '42 Dean '36 and Janet Seifried Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Tiger Foundation Philip Zev Weisberg '89 and Alla Weisberg Jeremy Wertheimer '82 Claire Wesselmann '59 and Tom Wesselmann '59 Dale Zand Ph.D. '45 and Charlotte Zand Anonymous Sarah Amelia Hewitt Society The Sarah Amelia Hewitt Society honors the many individuals and families whose lifetime support of The Cooper Union is between $100,000 and $249,000. Sarah Amelia Hewitt Society Sarah Amelia Hewitt (1830–1912), daughter of Peter Cooper, married Abram S. Hewitt in 1855, and together they were influential in the world of public service. Sarah Amelia shared her husband's dedication, as an economic and civil leader, to uncompromising excellence and access to education. The Sarah Amelia Hewitt Society has been created to celebrate the many individuals and families whose lifetime support of The Cooper Union is between $100,000 and $249,000. Joel '58 and Louise Alper John and Corrinne Alpert Foundation Howard '70 and Nancy Amols Marc and Joanna Appleton H.B. Avison, in memory of Beth and Art Kramberg George '59 and Frances Barletta Robert W. Bassemir '49 The Bay and Paul Foundations, Inc. Bernard '40 and Lorraine Bayuk Mona Bhoyar and Milind Godbole, parents of Akash Godbole '17 Charles '39 and Zelda Bliss Leo J. Brancato '50 Mary Schmidt Campbell and George Campbell Jr. Judith Cassella '71 and Charles Cassella '68 Marie and Joseph Celkupa John P. Clarke '66 Norma Rancken Cossey ME'46 and C. Murray Cossey E'40 Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation The Charles A. Dana Foundation Ira W. DeCamp Foundation Marvin '49 and Faith Dean Christine Degen '68 and Bruce Degen '66 Roberta and Deke Dening, parents of John Dening '99/'03 Louis Dorfsman '39 Stephen Doyle '78 and Gael Towey Timothy '56 and Barbara Driscoll Timothy Driscoll '73 Lauren Esnes '80 and Eugene Esnes '80 George A. Fischer '54 N. Phyllis Fischer '54 Alan Fortier '79 Frezza Family Foundation Diane Toy '97 and Eric Fung '97 Janet Paxton Gardner '65 and The Edward and Elizabeth Gardner Foundation Morris '66 and Amanda Gelb Byron Gibbs '51 Shirley Glaser ’56 and Milton Glaser ’51 Harold '44 and Rose Goldberg Alan I. Goldsmith '86/'89 Jack D. Goodman '51 and Nancy Grabow T.J. Gottesdiener '79 and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill James C. Gower '88/'90 Richard G. Graven '52 William '21 and Polly Grimshaw Agnes Gund The Guzzardi Family Robert J. Hammond, Sr. '38 and Elizabeth T. Hammond Edward I. '43 and Lillian Hawthorne William F. Hergenrother '55 Jeffrey S. '87 and Ronny Hersch Eric '89 and Hillary Hirschhorn William J. Horvath Sol Horwitz John E. Huddy '85 Tat-Sing Huen '77 Judith and Thomas Iovino The J.M. Kaplan Fund Jaishri and Vikas Kapoor Evie June Katz Frank K. Kelemen '37 Steven '64 and Carolyn Koestenblatt John '64 and Sarah Koster Alan '70 and Camille Kramer Evelyn and Peter Kraus The Labowsky Family Eugene M. Lang Foundation Michael Lefkowitz '69 David '74 and Diane Levy Susan Lin '88 John L. Loeb Edgar Luber '53 Raymond Luke Harriet and John Mack, in memory of William Cooper Mack '06 Connie V. Martinez Fred '57 and Rhoda Metzger Cora and Clarence Michalis Fernanda D. Milling '29 Ken '69 and Helene Mitchell Edgar '78 and Mary Mokuvos Vincent '36 and Grace Moore Katherine Faulkner, Daniel Gallagher, and Nader Tehrani, NADAAA National Endowment for the Humanities Lawrence Ng '78 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Ernest E. Olson Jr. '52 Edward '63 and Mary Ott Emil J. Parente '53 William Paulus, Jr. '58 and Lois Paulus The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation The Pinkerton Foundation Alberta Poskanzer George A. Reeves '64 and Ross Wisnewski Donald '63 and Kathleen Reilly Arthur R. Robinson '51 Anne Dudek Ronan '83/84 and Gregory J. Ronan '81/'82 Paul '62 and Ann Rosche The Reed Foundation Robert G. Sarubbi '53 Allyn '66 and Meredith Schneider Sara Lee and Axel Schupf Donald '57 and Mary Lou Schwinn Sciame Construction, in memory of John Fitzpatrick Silverweed Foundation Lee H. Skolnick '79 and Jo Ann Secor Solon E. Summerfield Foundation Stuart '55 and Etta Spater Tishman Speyer Eugene Stueben '61 Ben '49 and Helene Swedowsky Adele Hall and Robert W. Sweet Thomas W. Synnott, III In Memory of Ahmad and Parvaneh Tehrani James Tellefsen Jr. '77 and Martha Tellefsen Arthur Thomson '64 Philip '92 and Jennifer Trahanas Until All Are Free Otokar '58 and Ruth von Bradsky Bruce F. Waller, parent of Greta M. Waller '06 Clifford '36 and Margaret Warren Herbert A. Weidner '49 Samuel Wiener Jack Yogman '48 Tony Yoshida and Sunrise Mart George W. Young Anonymous (4) For questions about Lifetime Giving Societies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 353-4104.