Annual Donors



July 20, 2017 – October 20, 2018

Even with capacity audiences, ticket sales account for a small portion of our operating costs. Theatre for a New Audience wishes to thank the following donors for their generous support toward our Annual Campaign.

Principal Benefactors

($100,000 and up)

National Endowment for the Humanities

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

The SHS Foundation

The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

The Thompson Family Foundation

The Winston Foundation


Leading Benefactors

($50,000 and up)

Bloomberg LP

Constance Christensen

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Theodore C. Rogers

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Kathleen Walsh and Gene Bernstein


Major Benefactors

($20,000 and up)

Anonymous (1)

The Achelis and Bodman Foundation

Sally Brody

Robert E. Buckholz and Lizanne Fontaine

Sidney E. Frank Foundation


Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Donna Mae Litowitz

Audrey Heffernan Meyer and Danny Meyer

National Endowment for the Arts

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Yiba Ng and Ben Campbell

The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Cynthia V. A. and Robert T. Schaffner

Daryl and Joy Smith / Troy Chemical Corporation

Susan Stockel

The Margaret Whitton Charitable Remainder Trust


Sustaining Benefactors

($10,000 and up)

Anonymous (1)

A’lani Kailani Blue Lotus White Star Foundation

Amberstone Trust

The Howard Bayne Fund

Leslie and Alan Beller

Diana Bergquist

Norman and Elaine Brodsky

Marlène Brody

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Coydog Foundation

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Geen Family Foundation

Monica Gerard-Sharp and Ali E. Wambold

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Joseph and Sally Handleman Foundation Trust A

The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund

Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia

The J.M. Kaplan Fund

John J. Kerr and Nora Wren Kerr

King & Spalding LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Linda and Jay Lapin

William and Diane Lloyd

Larry and Maria-Luisa Loeb

Loeb & Loeb LLP

  1. Ann McDonald

Ronay and Richard Menschel

Caroline Niemczyk

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder

The Round Table of Cultural Seminars, Ltd.

Fiona and Eric Rudin

May and Samuel Rudin Foundation Inc.

Kerri Scharlin and Peter Klosowicz

Select Equity Group, Inc.

Sidley Austin LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Gillian and Robert Steel

Douglas C. Steiner

Kimbrough Towles and George Loening

Janet Wallach and Robert Menschel


Producers Circle – The Artistic Director’s Society

($5,000 and up)

Anonymous (1)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

American Express

Axe-Houghton Foundation

John Berendt

Walter Cain and Paulo Ribeiro

Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, NY City Council Discretionary Funding

Jennifer and Steven Eisenstadt

The Ettinger Foundation

Debra Fine and Martin I. Schneider

Ellen Foote and Steve Hindy

Barbara G. Fleischman

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation

Katherine Goldsmith

The Green Family

Timothy E. Hoeffner, McDermott Will & Emery

Sophia Hughes

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

Mary and Howard Kelberg

Anna Kuzmik and George Sampas

Seymour H. Lesser

Litowitz Foundation, Inc.


Nancy Meyer and Marc Weiss

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Janet C. Olshansky and Jeffrey Morris

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Rajika and Anupam Puri

Richenthal Foundation

Philip and Janet Rotner

Alejandro Santo Domingo

Jeremy T. Smith

The Starry Night Fund

Leila Maw Straus

Anne and William Tatlock

Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.

Margo and Anthony Viscusi

Earl Weiner

Wells Fargo Bank

The White Cedar Fund


Producers Circle – Executive

($2,500 and up)

Anonymous (2)

Donald R. Allen and Mildred Munich

Robert H. Arnow

Michele and Martin Cohen

Joel Conarroe

Dennis M. Corrado

The Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust

DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.

Aileen Dresner and Frank R. Drury

Dr. Sharon Dunn and Mr. Harvey Zirofsky

Frederick Eberstadt

Mary and Ken Edlow

Suzan and Fred Ehrman

Thomas Faust

Jeff and Jenny Fleishhacker

Molly Friedrich and Mark Carson-Selman

Ashley Garrett and Alan Jones

Karoly and Henry Gutman

Irving Harris Foundation

Grace Harvey

Nancy Havens Hasty and Dozier Hasty

Marta Heflin Foundation

Penny Brandt Jackson and Thomas Jackson

Sandy and Eric Krasnoff

Cathy and Christopher Lawrence

Peter and Anna Levin

Lucille Lortel Foundation

Victoria and Larry Lunt

Rebecca and Stephen Madsen

Susan Martin and Alan Belzer

Diane and Adam Max

Barbara Forster Moore and Richard Wraxall Moore

Diana and Eugene Pinover

Abby Pogrebin and David Shapiro

Debra Goldsmith Robb

Joanna and Daniel Rose

Dorothy Ryan and John Leitch

Nola Safro

Ellen Sontag-Miller and William Miller

The Bulova Stetson Fund

Elizabeth F. Stribling and Guy Robinson

William Thurston

Linda and Jack Viertel

Susan and Jeffrey Weisenfeld

Richard Yancey

Roy J. Zuckerberg


Producers Circle – Associate

($1,000 and up)

Anonymous (1)

Actors’ Equity Association

Kathleen Allaire

Marla and Nicholas Allard

The Artic Fiscal Advisory Committee

Laurie Beckelman

Brooke and Roger Berlind

Loren Blackford

Mary Bockelmann Norris and Floyd Norris

Mary Breasted and Ted Smyth

Bressler, Amery & Ross

BRIC Arts Media

William H. Burgess, III

Calamos Wealth Management

Margaret and Pedro Castillo

Robert Catell

Elizabeth Christensen

Alyce Faye Cleese

The Norman D. and Judith H. Cohen Foundation

Larry E. Condon

Jane Cooney

Monica and Stefano Corsi

Barbara and William Dahl

Anne Davis

Ian Dickson and Reg Holloway

Krystyna Doerfler

Jodie and Jonathan Donnellan

Patrick and Alessandra Dorsey

EMM Wealth Management

Mindy and Marc Feinberg

Pamela Fiori and Colt Givner

Elizabeth A. Franks

Olivia J. Fussell and Francis Finlay

Seth and Sarah Goldberg

Don and Mary Lee Goldsmith

Alba Greco-Garcia and Roger Garcia

Louise and Henry Grunwald

Kathleen and Harvey Guion

Lori and Craig Gurian

Judy and Douglas Hamilton

Janet Harckham

Joyce and Ira Haupt

Megan Hertzig-Sharon and Avi Sharon

Anne Hess and Craig Kaplan

Donald Holder and Evan Yionoulis

Vicki and Craig Holleman

Daniel and Helen L. Horowitz

Carole and Gordon Hyatt

Max W. Jacobs

Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin

Helen Kauder and Barry Nalebuff

Debra Kaye and Steven Horowitz

Flora and Christoph Kimmich

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Joseph M. Kissane

Kaori Kitao

Deborah and Mark Kopinski

Carol and Robert Krinsky

Susan Kurz and Steven Popkin

Taryn and Mark Leavitt

Helena Lee and Richard Klapper

Andrea Knutson

Diane and Walter Looney

Margaret Lundin

Bridget G. and Robert Lyons

Mannheim LLC

The Grace R. and Alan D. Marcus Foundation

Arlene and Robert Marese

Carol Marks and Tom Wirtshafter

Wendy and Jeffrey Maurer

Sophie and Malcolm McConnell

Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy

Katherine and Raymond Mendez

Bella L. Meyer

Bethany Millard

Isolde and Joel Motley

Connie and Tom Newberry

Marie Nugent-Head and James Marlas

Mimi Oka and Jun Makihara

Jennifer Ormson

Margo and Martin Packouz

Doris and Martin Payson

Robert M. Pennoyer

Barbara and Louis Perlmutter

Robin Phillips

Catherine and Bernard Plansky

Ann and Conrad Plimpton

The Polk Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley

Paula and Gregory Powell

Anne Prost

The Randolph Foundation

Frederic C. Rich

David Richards

Susan and William Rifkin

Rosemary Livingston Ripley and Peter Grubstein

Enid and Paul I. Rosenberg

Daryl and Steven Roth

Eric Schorr

Jay M. Schwamm

Cynthia and Thomas Sculco

Neil Selkirk

Karen and Samuel W. Seymour

Loren Skeist and Marlene Marko

Jeri Slavin and Marty Gottlieb

Susan Sommer and Stephen Warnke

Connie and Stephen Spahn

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust

Lauren and Jay Springer

Wendy and Tom Stephenson

Roger Tilles

William Thurston

Barbara and Donald Tober

Coralie Toevs

Dennis Toft

  1. Roy and Diana Vagelos

Christine and Alan Vickery

Mary Voce and Stephen Gardner

Barbara and John Vogelstein

Gayle and Jay Waxenberg

Charlene Magen Weinstein

Giulia and Marc Weisman

Fran and Barry Weissler

Elena and Louis Werner

Abby Westlake

Walter Wick

Tappan Wilder

Jen and James Wilent

Joanne Witty and Eugene Keilin

Lisa C. Wood

Kathryn and Peter Yatrakis

Renee and Michael Zarin

Barbara and Michael J. Zimmerman

Audrey Zucker

Ward and Diane Zumsteg



($750 and up)

Anonymous (1)

David Cohen

Marcia and Jess Fardella

Janet and Mike Slosberg



($500 and up)

Anonymous (2)

Andrew Appel and David Hamilton

Dale Barnes, Jr.

Astrid Baumgardner

Hilary Brown and Charles Read

Mary Cleveland and Thomas Haines

Gerard Conn and Carol Yorke

Barbara Ann and David Cook

Roberta Cooper and Eugene Drucker

Judith Ferber

Jane and Richard Gartner

Eileen Glynn and George D. Davidson

Thomas Gubanich

Sally and Alfred Jones

Adelaide B. Kent

Joan Kronick

William B. Kuesel

Eiichiro Kuwana

Cathleen and Sanford Leff

Frank Lenti

Katherine Levin and Robert Shapiro

Jean and Bob Markley

James R. Marshall

Scott C. McDonald

Bruce Meltzer

Meredith Moss

Offit Capital

The Olnick Organization

Sarah Paley and Joseph Kerrey

Ezra Palmer and Jane Hammerslough

Lee and Lori Parks

Glenn and Lyn Reiter

Stephen Rosenfield

Emily Sachs

Patricia Schoenfeld

Leslie and Andy Schultz

Jennifer Shotwell

Charles J. Sperling

Jamie Stern

Andrea Taras and Anthony J. Elitcher

Susan and Ted Tashlik

Kazumi Yanai

Burton Zwick



($250 and up)

Anonymous (8)

Kathryn Albert and Christopher Garos

Marion and Samuel Bass

Michelle and Benjamin Belfer

Jack Berkowitz

Nadia Bernstein

Kathryn and Charles Berry

Susan and Eric Bershad

Lynn Brenner

Michell Charap

Jayni and Chevy Chase

Gus Christensen

Shari Fallek and Steve Coats

Anne Coffey

Lucy and Dennis Cribben

Barbara de Portago

Theresa Desmond and Paul Almonte

Duane DeVries

Gary DeWal

Martha and Steve Dietz

Ronni Favors and William Colavito

Rosemarie Garipoli

Richard A. Garvey

Theresa Gesuele

Virginia P. Gliedman

Ellen Goldman

Rhonna Goodman

Doris Blum Gorelick

Susan O. and Jeffry Grabel

Norma Green

James Guedry

Louise Hainline and Micha Tomkiewicz

Patricia Hambrecht

Thomas Hamill

Gail Hochman

Elizabeth Humes

Beth Jacobs

Adrienne and Elliot Katz

Joan Kedziora

Elaine Koss and Donald N. Gellert

John Lavelle

Paula Lawrence

Janice Lee and Stuart L. Shapiro

James J. Lynes

Jane and Bill Macan

John Major and Valerie Steele

Richard Martinson

Marsha Mason

Mary Motyl


Margrit Newman

Sidney Offit

David and Caroline Oyama

Frances Pandolfi

Andrew and Mary Pinowitz

Michele Piso Manoukian

Katharine Plum

Carol and Michael Reimers

Susan and Peter Restler

Nancy Rosenberg

Alfred Ruesch

Donald Schmidt

Storey Sitwala

Carol Sterling and Richard Shulman

Patricia F. Sullivan

James Turnbull

Caroline and Auke Van Scheltinga

Cynthia K. and Lee Vance

Joan and Robert Volin

Robert E. Walter, Jr.

Duncan Webb

Elizabeth and Davis Weinstock

Nilda and Howard Weiss

Kelly and Dave Williams

James R. Wiseman

Melissa Wohlgemuth and Matt Howard




In Honor of

Loren Blackford in honor of Caroline Niemczyk

Michele and Martin Cohen in honor of Kathleen Walsh and Gene Bernstein

Mary and Ken Edlow in honor of Sy Lesser

Olivia J. Fussell and Francis Finlay, in honor of Monica Gerard-Sharp Wambold

Janet Harckham in honor of Caroline Niemczyk

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust, in honor of Caroline Niemczyk


In Memory of Henry Christensen III

The Artic Fiscal Advisory Committee

Astrid Baumgardner

Diana Bergquist

Robert Catell

Elizabeth Christensen

Dr. Sharon Dunn and Harvey Zirofsky

Virginia P. Gliedman

Don and Mary Lee Goldsmith

Susan O. and Jeffry Grabel

The Green Family

Louise and Harvey Grunwald

Joyce and Ira Haupt

Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation

Sally and Alfred Jones

Mary and Howard Kelberg

Joan Kronick

Eiichiro Kuwana

Linda and Jay Lapin

Paula Lawrence

Mannheim LLC

James R. Marshall

Diane and Adam Max

Ronay and Richard Menschel

The Olnick Organization

Margo and Martin Packouz

Katharine Plum

The Polk Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley

Nancy Rosenberg

Dorothy Ryan and John Leitch

Alejandro Santo Domingo

Coralie Toevs

  1. Roy and Diana Vagelos

Janet Wallach and Robert Menschel

James R. Wiseman

Kazumi Yanai


In Honor of Audrey Meyer

Judy and Douglas Hamilton

Mimi Oka and Jun Makihara

Nancy Meyer and Marc Weiss

Abby Pogrebin and David Shapiro


Matching Gifts

The following companies have contributed through their Matching Gift Programs:


Bank of America Matching Gifts

Bloomberg Philanthropies

The Carnegie Corporation of New York

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Foundation


International Business Machines

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

The Moody’s Foundation

Troy Chemical Corporation

YourCause, LLC


If your employer has a matching gift program, please consider making a contribution to Theatre for a New Audience and making your gift go further by participating in your employer’s matching gift program.


Theatre for a New Audience’s programming also receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pictured above: Polonsky Shakespeare Center, photo ©David Sundberg/Esto.