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Leadership Donors


The New York Public Library extends its appreciation to the following individual, foundation, and corporate donors who have provided leadership support for the Library. The extraordinary generosity of our leadership donors plays a critical role in sustaining and growing the Library’s programs and services for New Yorkers and people around the world.

Helen and Roger Alcaly
Altman Foundation
The Jonathan & Kathleen Altman Foundation
Altria Group
American Express
The Vincent Astor Foundation
The Atlantic Philanthropies
Bank of America Corporation
The Bank of New York Mellon
Timothy and Michele Barakett Foundation
Celeste Bartos
Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.
Claire B. and Lawrence A. Benenson
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Birkelund
Bill Blass
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.
Ann L. Bronfman Family Charitable Trust 
Trust of Helen Gurley Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Butler
The Louis Calder Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Carson Family Charitable Trust
CBS Corporation
Citi Foundation
Lois M. Collier
The Commonwealth Fund
Con Edison
The Continental Corporation Foundation (CNA Financial Corporation)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Lewis B. Cullman
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar de la Renta
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Jean Delmas
DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
The Aaron Diamond Foundation, Inc.
The Irene Diamond Fund
Mrs. C. Douglas Dillon
Dorot Foundation
Andreas C. Dracopoulos
James H. Duffy
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
E.H.A. Foundation, Inc.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Helen Bernstein Fealy
Booth Ferris Foundation
Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman
The Ford Foundation
The Freedom Forum
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Getty
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Barbara Goldsmith Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold M. Goldstein
The Jean and Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Gordan
The Florence Gould Foundation
Kathryn and Alan C. Greenberg
Mrs. Henry A. Grunwald
Susan and John Gutfreund
Doris and Ralph E. Hansmann
Enid A. Haupt
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Drue Heinz Foundation
Mrs. Andrew Heiskell
Roger and Susan Hertog
Hess Corporation
IBM International Foundation
Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos
Carl Jacobs Foundation
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
Virginia James
Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Charitable Trust
The JPB Foundation
JPMorgan Chase
The J. M. Kaplan Fund
William W. Karatz
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Mr. Kevin and Dr. Karen Kennedy
Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Kodansha, Ltd.
Arthur W. Koenig
Beth and Christopher Kojima
Ivor Kraft
Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis
The Kresge Foundation
Ruth and Sid Lapidus
Elizabeth C. Rivers Lewine Endowment of Coastal Community Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Liberman
Lucille Lortel
Scott and Laura Malkin
Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Marron
Ann McGovern Scheiner
Harold W. McGraw, Jr.
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
McKinsey & Company
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Robert B. Menschel: The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
MetLife Foundation
Howard and Abby Milstein
Paul and Irma Milstein
The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Morgan Stanley
World Federation of Exchanges
New York Life Foundation
The New York Times Company
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Mary P. Oenslager Foundation Fund of The New York Community Trust
The Pasculano Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Paulson
Penzance Foundation
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation
Mrs. Milton Petrie
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Pfizer Inc
The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc.
The Picower Foundation
Lionel I. Pincus
The Polonsky Foundation
Harold Prince
The Prospect Hill Foundation
Providence Philanthropic Fund
The Henry and Henrietta Quade Foundation
Random House, Inc.
Katharine Johnson Rayner
Charles H. Revson Foundation
The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Inc.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The Rockefeller Foundation
David Rockefeller
Mr. and Mrs. Felix G. Rohatyn
Billy Rose Foundation, Inc.
Susan and Elihu Rose
Sandra Priest Rose
Marshall Rose
Judith R. Rosenberg
Helena Rubinstein Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Richard B. Salomon
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
The Scherman Foundation, Inc.
Eric and Erica Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Schwarzman
Marilyn and Jim Simons
Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Inc.
Hermione Foundation
Margaret and Herman Sokol
The Starr Foundation
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Saul Steinberg
Steiner/Linder Family
The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Time Warner Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Tisch
Tudor Foundation, Inc.
Mel and Lois Tukman
Uris Brothers Foundation, Inc.
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III
The Wallace Foundation
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Mrs. John L. Weinberg
John C. Whitehead
The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust
The Winston Foundation

Several anonymous benefactors

Estate of Hugh Trumbull Adams
Estate of Doris Alperdt
Estate of Brooke Russell Astor
Estate of Mary McConnell Bailey
Estate of Eleanora Baker
Estate of Sharon Baver
Estate of Susanna Berger
Estate of Bill Blass
Estate of Rano Bourgeois
Estate of Virginia Lee Warren Bracker
Estate of Helen Marie Brown
Estate of Elsa A. Burrows
Estate of Paul F. Cranefield, Jr.
Estate of Eleanor Crouse
Estate of Joseph F. Cullman 3rd
Estate of Joanne Toor Cummings
Estate Of Jean Delmas
Estate of Gladys K. Delmas
Estate of Eugenia Dooley
Estate of Max Engel
Estate of Herbert J. Erlanger
Dorothy Anne Ferenbaugh Trust
Estate of Lotte Fields
Estate of Adele Dembiec Gehler
Estate of Anthony Geiss
Estate of Selma B. Geller
Estate of Phyllis Gross
Estate of Shelly Halpern
Estate of Andrew Heiskell
Estate of William C. Helmle
Estate of Ruth Herdegen
Estate of Marion Kahn
Estate of Evelyn Rypins Kaplan in memory of her first husband, Professor Stanley Rypins
Estate of Norman Kissler
Estate of Julie Y. Levine
Estate of Charles J. Liebman
Estate of Crystal Littauer
Estate of Myrtle K. Lovinger
Estate of Agnes F. Lueders
The Berthe Manent Fund
Estate of Charles J. Mauro
Estate Of Mary Agnes Miller
Estate of Lucy G. Moses
Estate of LeRoy A. Moses
Estate of Marian O. Naumburg
Estate of Raphael Patai
Estate of S. Allyn Peck
Estate of Elinor Plimack
Estate of Jerome Robbins
Estate of Katharine S. Rosin
Estate of Richard B. Salomon
Estate of Leo Seltzer
Estate of Helen K. Schwartz
Estate of Fred Snitzer
Estate of Leona Sobel
Estate of Alfred Z. Solomon
Marilyn Stradella Grantor Trust
Estate of John Strang
Estate of Ira D. Wallach
Estate of Henry Zenie

In preparing this list, the Library has made every effort to ensure its accuracy. If you note an error or omission, please accept our apologies and bring it to our attention so that we may correct our records.