Annual Donors



December 1, 2019 – March 19, 2021

Theatre for a New Audience wishes to thank the following donors for their generous support toward our Annual Campaign.

Principal Benefactors ($100,000 and above)

Sally Brody*

The Charina Foundation

JL Greene Arts Access Fund in the New York Community Trust

The Margaret Whitton Charitable Remainder Trust

National Endowment for the Humanities

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

The New York Community Trust

The SHS Foundation

The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

The Thompson Family Foundation


Leading Benefactors  ($50,000 and up)

The Arnow Family Fund

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Robert E. Buckholz and Lizanne Fontaine*

Constance Christensen*

Deloitte & Touche LLP

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Audrey Heffernan Meyer and Danny Meyer*

The Polonsky Foundation

Susan Stockel*

Kimbrough Towles and George Loening*

Kathleen Walsh and Gene Bernstein*


Major Benefactors ($20,000 and up)

The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

The Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund

The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Agnes Gund*

The Hearst Corporation

The Howard Gilman Foundation

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

National Endowment for the Arts

New York State Council on the Arts

Yiba Ng and Ben Campbell

Kerri Scharlin and Peter Klosowicz*

The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation

Sidney E. Frank Foundation

Daryl and Joy Smith/Troy Chemical Corporation*

The Speyer Family Foundation


Sustaining Benefactors ($10,000 and up)

Anonymous (1)*

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Alan Beller*

Jay and Jill Bernstein

Matthew and Natalie Bernstein

Norman and Elaine Brodsky*

Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Coydog Foundation

Krystyna Doerfler

Barbara Fleischman*

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Timothy Hoeffner, McDermott Will & Emery

The Howard Bayne Fund

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia*

Maxine Isaacs

The J.M. Kaplan Fund*

Alan Jones and Ashley Garrett*

John J. Kerr and Nora Wren Kerr

Kinder Morgan Foundation

King & Spalding LLP

Anna Kuzmik and George Sampas

Seymour H. Lesser

William and Diane Lloyd

Larry and Maria-Luisa Loeb

K. Ann McDonald*

Joyce Menschel

Ronay and Richard Menschel

Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Caroline Niemczyk

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder*

Debra Goldsmith Robb

Fiona and Eric Rudin/May and Samuel Rudin Foundation Inc.

Robert T. and Cynthia V.A. Schaffner*

Martin Schneider and Debra Fine

Susan Schultz and Thomas Faust*

Select Equity Group, Inc.

Sidley Austin LLP

The Starry Night Fund

Douglas C. Steiner

Leila Maw Straus

U.S. Small Business Administration

David and Sandra Weems

The White Cedar Fund*

Richard Yancey


Producers Circle – The Artistic Director’s Society ($5,000 and up)

Donald Allen and Mildred Munich

Axe-Houghton Foundation

Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis

Dominique Bravo and Eric Sloan

Walter Cain and Paulo Ribeiro

Jim Chervenak

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation

Michele and Martin Cohen

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

Aileen Dresner and Frank R. Drury

Sharon Dunn and Harvey Zirofsky

Jennifer and Steven Eisenstadt

Jeff and Jenny Fleishhacker

Ellen Foote and Steve Hindy

Geen Family Foundation

Monica Gerard-Sharp

Katherine Goldsmith

Sophie Hughes

JKW Foundation

Flora and Christoph Kimmich

Litowitz Foundation, Inc.

Chien Cho Liu

Lucille Lortel Foundation

Barbara Forster Moore and Richard Wraxall Moore

Janet C. Olshansky

Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes College

Anne Prost and Oliver Robert

David and Leslie Puth

Richenthal Foundation

Philip and Janet Rotner

Bartlett Sher

Anne and William Tatlock

Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch

Margo and Anthony Viscusi

Josh and Jackie Weisberg

Wells Fargo Bank


Producers Circle – Executive ($2,500 and up)

Anonymous (3)

Elizabeth and Russell Abbott

Donald R. Allen and Mildred Munich

Peggy and Keith Anderson

Hilary Brown and Charles Read

Robert and Joan Catell

Joel Conarroe

Jane Cooney

Dennis M. Corrado

Katharine and Peter Darrow

Dr. Sharon Dunn and Mr. Harvey Zirofsky

Mary and Ken Edlow

Suzan and Fred Ehrman

Mindy and Marc Feinberg

Jeff and Jenny Fleishhacker

Molly Friedrich and Mark Carson-Selman

Albert Garner and Annie Paulsen

Lauren Glant and Michael Gillespie

Maggie and Richard Goldberg

Katherine Goldsmith

Paula and Jeffrey Gural

Karoly and Henry Gutman

Nancy Havens Hasty and Dozier Hasty

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

John and Mary Hull

Irving Harris Foundation

Penny Brandt Jackson and Thomas Jackson

Michael M. Kaiser and John S. Roberts

Flora and Christoph Kimmich

Eric and Sandy Krasnoff

Taryn and Mark Leavitt

Peter and Anna Levin

Chien Cho Liu

Dedee and Steve Lovell

Marta Heflin Foundation

Susan Martin and Alan Belzer

Diane and Adam Max

Nancy Meyer and Marc Weiss

The Norman D. and Judith H. Cohen Foundation

Margaret Nuzum

Anne Prost

Tracey and Robert Pruzan

Rajika and Anupam Puri

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

Theodore C. Rogers

Dorothy Ryan and John Leitch

Cynthia and Thomas Sculco

Charles Smith

Jeremy T. Smith

Ellen Sontag-Miller and William Miller

Jolyon F. Stern

Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee

Ayanna Thompson

Roger Tilles

Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

P. Roy and Diana Vagelos

The Venable Foundation

Gayle and Jay Waxenberg

Earl D. Weiner

Fred and Joanne Wilson

Elena and Louis Werner

Lisa C. Wood/Foley Hoag LLP

Renee and Michael Zarin


Producers Circle – Associate ($1,000 and up)

Anonymous (2)

Actors’ Equity Foundation

Kathleen Allaire

Cynthia Arato

Jackie and Jacob Baskin

Laurie Beckelman and Michael Horst

Georgette Bennett

John Berendt

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust

Nadia Bernstein

John and Chris Bransfield

Mary Breasted and Ted Smyth

Lynn Brenner

Louanna Carlin

Elizabeth Christensen

Mary Cleveland and Thomas Haines

Susan Cowie

Christine Cumming

Barbara and William Dahl

Carol Davis and Joel Marcus

Ian Dickson and Reg Holloway

Frederick Eberstadt

Drew Elliott

Gail Erickson and Christa Rice

Ev and Lee

Martha Fleischman

Sandra and Michael Garrett

Pamela Givner

David A. Gordon

The Grace R. and Alan D. Marcus Foundation

Alba Greco-Garcia and Roger Garcia

Mrs. Robert S. Gregory

Kathleen and Harvey Guion

Lori and Craig Gurian

Grace Harvey

Adrienne and Donald Hendler

Megan Hertzig-Sharon and Avi Sharon

Fred P. Hochberg and Thomas Healy

Donald Holder & Evan D. Yionoulis

Max W. Jacobs

William F. Johnson

Alfred and Sally Jones

Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin

Helen Kauder and Barry Nalebuff

Debra Kaye and Steven Horowitz

Kaori Kitao

Andrea Knutson

Deborah and Mark Kopinski

Carol and Robert Krinsky

Susan Kurz

Helena Lee and Richard Klapper

Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins

Patricia and Frank Lenti

Marion Leydier and Brooks Perlin

Diane and Walter Looney

Margaret Lundin

Rebecca and Stephen Madsen

Arlene and Robert Marese

Wendy and Jeffrey Maurer

Leni and Peter May

Diane and Bruce Meltzer

Carol Mitchell

Isolde and Joel Motley

Merle and Arthur Nacht

D.V. and Asha Nayak

Katherine Nicholls and Larry Schwartz

Mary Bockelmann Norris and Floyd Norris

Marie Nugent-Head and James C. Marlas

Mimi Oka and Jun Makihara

Stephanie and Robert Olmsted

Lee and Lori Parks

Robert M. Pennoyer

Barbara and Louis Perlmutter

Ellen Petrino

Carl and Margaret Pfeiffer

Maxine Pollak

Carol and Michael Reimers

Susan and Peter Restler

David Richards

Susan and William Rifkin

Rosemary Livingston Ripley and Peter Grubstein

Enid and Paul I. Rosenberg

Sharyn Rosenblum

Stephen and Riva Rosenfield

Daryl and Steven Roth

Steve and Sandra Schoenbart

Loren Skeist and Marlene Marko

Jeri Slavin and Marty Gottlieb

Susan Sommer and Stephen Warnke

Warren Spector

Lauren and Jay Springer

Wendy and Tom Stephenson

Andrea Taras and Anthony J. Elitcher

William Thurston

Elizabeth B. van Schilfgaarde and William B. Kuesel

Robert and Ginny Walther

Giulia and Marc Weisman

Walter Wick

Joanne Witty and Eugene Keilin

Carol Yorke and Gerard Conn

Nancy Young and Paul Ford

Renee and Michael Zarin

Audrey Zucker


Friends  ($750 and up)

Lydia and Joe Cotter

Ruth Meyler

Stacy Schiff and Marc de la Bruyere

Karen S. Vastola


Supporters ($500 and up)

Anonymous (3)

Frederik Anderson

Toni Bernstein

Bruce R. Braun

Joshua Brown

Jeffrey S. Bucholtz

Kevin A. Burke

Roseanne Cash

David Cohen/Cordatis LLP

Barbara Ann Cook

James P. Cusick, Esq.

JoAnne and Duane DeVries

John Doran

Sheryl and Jeffrey Flug

Grace Freedman

Marian A. Godfrey

Doris Blum Gorelick

Susannah and Thomas Graedel

André Gregory

Nicole Gueron and Carter Strickland

Louise Hainline and Micha Tomkiewicz

Robert J. Hall

Joyce and Ira Haupt

Heit-Radwell Family

Robert Hoguet

Stuart Holzer

Elizabeth Humes

Jerison Family

Ruth and Elliott Joseph

Kate Karet and Jeff Levick

Fran Kumin

David Lafleur

Katherine Levin and Robin Shapiro

Allison McCullough and Parker Krasney

Scott C. McDonald

Tracy and Nick McKee

David and Caroline Oyama

Annie Parisse and Paul Sparks

Michael Pauzé

Doris and Martin Payson

Patricia Roche and Steven Howard

J.T. Rogers

Adam Rubinson

William Salmons

Leslie and Andy Schultz

Kristen and Steven Seeger

Jennifer Shotwell

Joseph Sedwick Sollers

Leslie H. Spiegel and Kenneth Y. Turnbull

Julie Taymor

Melanie E. Walker

Laurie and Michael Warden

Kelly and Dave Williams

Barbara and Al Winick

Melissa Wohlgemuth and Matt Howard


Associates ($250 and up)

Anonymous (7)

Terry Agriss

Felix Andrew

Naomi Antonakos

Katherine and Gary Bartholomaus

Michelle and Benjamin Belfer          

Therese Bernbach

Helena and Peter Bienstock

Jane Block

Barbara and Francis Bolton

Cathy Bostron and Henry Fishman

Pamela and Thomas Brennecke        

Ann and Brendan Boyce

Andrew D. Brown     

Christian R. Camargo

Ken Carbone

Blair and Adam Casdin

Jayni and Chevy Chase

Michael J. Ciatti

Christina Conroy

Charles D. Cunningham

Robert Drinan

Suzanne England

Margaret and Steven Feinsilver

Judith Ferber

Robin Fitelson

Jane Garnett and David Booth

Nancy Garruba

Richard Garvey

Marilyn Gelber and Robert Jacobson

Linda Genereux and Timur Galen

Sealy and Timothy Gilles

Virginia Gliedman

Eileen Glynn and George Davidson

Joe Godfrey and Keith Halsted         

Ellen Goldman

Rhonna and Ezra Goodman

Joyce Gordon and Paul Lubetkin

Anne and Paul Grand

Dr. Norma R. Green

Jessica Greenbaum and Jed Marcus

Judith Greiman and David Knishkowy

Arthur Grossman

Emmanuella Habsburg

Elizabeth Hallin

Mary Harrigan and Andrew Tothy

Jill and Dwight Healy

Annette and Bill Hebel

Marin Hinkle

Stephen and Dale Hoffman

Susan Horton and Eric Rayman

Alexandra and Philip Howard

Elizabeth Humes

Jason A. Jones

Peter H. Judd

Peter Katz

Aziza Kazumov

Adelaide B. Kent

David Kernahan

Dale Kindregan and Meryl Longval

Carmen Lawrence

Justin and John Leguizamo

Cathleen and Sanford Leff

Michael Lesk

Diane Lowman

Bob and Jean Markley

Gayle Morgan

John E. Murphy

Daniel A. Napolitano

Jill Nathanson and Alan Astrow

Tanya Pollard

Carol Polsky and Paul Vitello

Gerit Quealy

Frances Rabinowitz

Lyn and Glenn Reiter

Kathleen and Bill Ritter

Joan H. Ross

Zachary Ross 

Emily Sachs and Michael Wetstone

Leslie Salzman and Joseph Gubbay

Lucy Schneider

Miriam Schneider

Teresa and Leslie Scott

Richard T. Scully

Eugene A. Skowronski, Esq. 

Jamie Stern

Paul A. Straus

Susan and Ted Tashlik

Jonathan Taylor

Maureen and Noel Testa

Raphael Nash Thompson

Coralie Toevs

James Turnbull                      

Joan and Robert Volin

William Weisberg

Jaan W. Whitehead

Susan Whitlock and Earl Lewis

Martha Wilson and Vince Bruns

Vicki and Andrew Wittenstein          

Edward Yim  

Everett Zabriskie

Myra and Matthew Zuckerbraun


In Honor of

Terry Agriss in honor of Barbara Fleischman

Stephanie DeLange in honor of Eddie DeLange

Warren DeLange in honor of Eddie DeLange

Mary and Ken Edlow in honor of Sy Lesser

Lucille Krasne in honor of JoAnne Akalaitis

Susan Hilferty in honor of Jeffrey Horowitz

Maxine Isaacs in honor of Jeffrey Horowitz

Michele Jerison in honor of Amalia Jerison

Maris Meyerson in honor of David and Shirley Thatcher

Glenn and Lyn Reiter in honor of Jack and Nora Kerr

Linell Smith and Tom Hall in honor of Fred Eberstadt

Wendy Takahisa in honor of Sonnet Takahisa

Coralie S. Toevs in honor of Connie Christensen

William Weisberg in honor of Josh Weisberg


In honor of Audrey Meyer

Sheryl and Jeff Flug

Maggie and Richard Goldberg

Fred P. Hochberg and Thomas Healy

Philip and Alexandra Howard

Nancy Meyer and Marc Weiss

Tracey and Robert Pruzan


In honor of Caroline Niemczyk

Helena and Peter Bienstock

Teresa and Leslie Scott

Robert and Ginny Walker


In honor of Kathleen Walsh

Michele and Martin Cohen

Mindy and Marc Feinberg

Wendy and Jeffrey Maurer

Eileen Walsh and Leonard LeRoy

Sean Walsh and Theresa Patrizio

In honor of Kathleen Walsh and Gene Bernstein

Jack and Chris Bransfield

Lauren Springer

Roger Tilles

In Memory of

Karoly and Henry Gutman in memory of Whitney Buckholz

Susan Kurz in memory of Stephen Jackson Popkin


Matching Gifts

The following companies have contributed through their Matching Gift Programs:

BlackRock, Inc.

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Goldman Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Foundation


International Business Machines

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Omidyar Group

Related Companies

TIFF Advisory Services

Troy Chemical Corporation, Inc.

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.


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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.