Key Donors

Poets House is grateful to all who contribute to this place for poetry. Due to space limitations, the following acknowledges only gifts made during the last year. We send a special thank you to Deborah S. Pease for her extraordinary support of Poets House throughout the life of the organization.

We salute those individuals and foundations whose recent generous leadership donations have enabled the growth of Poets House:

Penny & John Barr; Thomas M. & Kate Cheney Chappell; Robert Kissane; Deborah S. Pease; Myra & Harold Shapiro; Margo & Anthony Viscusi; Brooklyn Community Foundation; The J. M. Kaplan Fund; The Leon Levy Foundation; The Reed Foundation; The Tomorrow Foundation

Poets House programs, services and capital project are made possible, in part, with public funds from:

Battery Park City Authority; Institute of Museum & Library Services; National Endowment for the Arts; National Endowment for the Humanities; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts; The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Additional support comes from the following donors:

Foundations: Axe-Houghton Foundation; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Booth Ferris Foundation; Bydale Foundation; The Canada Council for the Arts; Colin Foundation; The Concordia Foundation; Cornelia Bessie Trust; The Dedalus Foundation; Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation; The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; The Greenwich Collection; The Howard Bayne Fund; The Jerome Foundation; John Bristol Fund; Mad Rose Foundation; Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation; The New York Community Trust; Poetry Foundation; Ralph Ogden Foundation; Renaissance Foundation; The Sherman Fairchild Foundation; The Simon and Eve Colin Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; The Vervane Foundation; The Walbridge Fund; The Whistler Trust; The William Bingham Foundation; The Winston Foundation

Corporations: AKRF, Inc.; American Express Foundation; Barnes & Noble; Berkshire Capital; Con Edison; Debevoise & Plimpton; Goldman Sachs; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Merck Partnership for Giving; O, The Oprah Magazine; Tutor.com

Individuals: Roger Alcaly & Helen Bodian; Anne Newman Bacal & Jules Bacal; Susan Baker & Michael Lynch; Ellen & Jim Bates; Elizabeth Berger/Downtown Alliance; Jutta & Hans Bertram-Nothnagel; Ernest & Rita Bogen; Louise Braverman & Steven Glickel; Lee Briccetti; Bobbie Bristol & Galway Kinnell; Marilyn Callander; Peter Caws; Jane & Ivan Chermayeff; George Cigale; Hallie Cohen & Francis Levy; Ginnie Cooper; Mary Cronson; Joan Davidson; Jose & Maria De Lasa; Pierre & Ellen De Saint Phalle; Anne E. Delaney; Luís de Sousa; Pierre & Ellen De Vegh; Frederick Doner & Michele Oka Doner; Mark Doty; Linda Earle; Howard Ellin; Priscilla & A. Whitney Ellsworth; Noah Falck; Cheri Fein; Silas & Vicki Ford; Fredericka Foster & Bennett Shapiro; Lorraine Gallard & Richard H. Levy; Martha Gallo; Elisa Gerarden; Martín Gómez; Myrna & Larry Goodman; Elizabeth Gray; David & Joan Grubin; Lee Gruzen; Tom Healy & Fred Hochberg; Nancy Hechinger; Edward Hirsch; Helen & Frank Houghton; Mary-Beth Hughes & Duke Beeson; Allen & Valerie Hyman; T. Michael Johnson & Kate Johnson; Elizabeth Kandall; Wendy Keys & Donald Pels; William Kistler; Wendy Larsen; Bokara Legendre; Anne M. Locke; Clara & Bevis Longstreth; Susan Lorence; Thomas Lux; Rosemary Mathews; Bruce & Christina McEver; Josephine A. Merck & James Stevenson; Jim & Agnes Metzger; Barbara & Richard Moore; Hadassah Brooks-Morgan & Thomas Morgan; Stanley & Jane Moss; Elizabeth Motika; Richard Motika; William James Murray; Donald Newmark; Susan Oliver; James & Mary Ottaway; Thomas Palmer & Dominique Alfandre; Annette Penniman; Antonio Perez/Borough of Manhattan Community College; Frederick & Alexandra Peters; Lin Peyton & Morris Hancock; Katharine Pierce; Carole Pittelman; Frank & Judy Platt; Nicholas & Sheila Platt; Roger Platt; Ginger Potter; Nicholas F. Potter; Warrie & Warfield Price; Anna Rabinowitz; Harold Reed; Theresa Marie Reilly; Fredric C. Rich; Lillie Robertson; Mrs. Nelson A. Rockefeller; Charles Roemer; Theodore Rogers; Susie & John Rolander; Paul Romero; Joanna & Daniel Rose; Stewart Rosenblum; Neal Rosenthal; Ruth & Alfred Rosenthal; Tony Sanders; Jeannette & Alexander Sanger; Susan Levin Schlechter; Gary & Karlan Sick; Laura Baudo & Robert F.X. Sillerman; Michael Sillerman; Susan Sindall & Peter Schickele; Deborah Klang Smith; Kent Smith; Ward & Carolyn Smith; Gregory Solak; Henry Solan; André Spears & Anne Rosen; Dana Stangel-Plowe & Jonathan Plowe; Jamie Stern; Peter Stern & Helen W. Drutt English; Mr. and Mrs. James Stevens; Catharine Stimpson; Roger & Sava Thomas; Alan Turner; John & Eva Usdan; Enzo & Mayalen Viscusi; David & Jane Walentas; David & Joan Wicks; Peter Wiley; Robert J. Wilk; Catherine Woodard; Annie Wright; Barbara & Charles Wright; Kevin Young; Anonymous (3)

Special thanks to our more than 1,000 members!