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. In Memory of Deborah Saltonstall Pease (1943-2014): Poet, former publisher of The Paris Review, philanthropist, and generous supporter and dear friend of Poets House

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 • The J. M. Kaplan Fund • 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 • Manhattan Borough President’s Office • National Endowment for the Arts • National Endowment for the Humanities • New York City Council • 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 • The Howard Bayne Fund • Cornelia & Michael Bessie Foundation • Booth Ferris Foundation • Bydale Foundation • The Concordia Foundation • Dedalus Foundation • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation • Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art • The Sherman Fairchild Foundation • Fairleigh Dickinson University • Fund for Poetry • Jerome Foundation • LitTap • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council • Joseph & Katherine Macari Foundation • National Science Foundation • Jim Neuberger & Helen Stambler Neuberger Foundation • Stavros Niarchos Foundation • Pine Tree Foundation of New York • Poetry Foundation • Renaissance Foundation • The Thompson Family Foundation • Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation • Turrell Fund • The Vervane Foundation • The Walbridge Fund • The Whistler Trust • The Winston Foundation • Charles Wright Foundation Corporations: Alfred A. Knopf • Berkshire Capital • Con Edison • Debevoise & Plimpton • Goldman Sachs • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP • Lutz & Carr • Merck Partnership for Giving • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Individuals: Roger Alcaly & Helen Bodian • Arthur Yorke Allen & Mary Stewart Hammond • Page Ashley • Anne Newman Bacal & Jules Bacal • Maureen Barton • Ellen Ivey Bates • Laura Baudo & Robert F.X. Sillerman • Dyke Benjamin • Jutta & Hans Bertram-Nothnagel • Michel & Marie-Eve Berty • Robert Bielecki • Ernest & Rita Bogen • Michael Boyd • Louisa & Jonathan Brill • Karen Burkhardt • Marilyn Callander • Kay Cassell • Ivan Chermayeff • Jim Chervenak • Peter Cole • Ginnie Cooper • Anne Covell & William Higgins • Mary Cronson • Bala Cumaresan • Joan Davidson • Pierre & Ellen de Saint Phalle • Pierre & Ellen de Vegh • Lisa Dierbeck • Frederick Doner & Michele Oka Doner • Melanie Dunea • Linda Earle • Adrian Ellis • Priscilla Ellsworth • Cheri Fein • David Ferry • Fredericka Foster & Bennett Shapiro • John Fraser • Sarah Fuller • Thomas W. Galante • Jonathan Galassi • Johanna & Leslie Garfield • Prosser Gifford • Rust Gilbert • Judith Ginsberg • Barbara Goldsmith • Brad Gooch • Alison Granucci • Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr. • Patricia Grodd • David & Joan Grubin • Jim & Erica Haba • Robert Herrmann • Edward Hirsch • George Hirsch • Steven Holl • Mary-Beth Hughes & Duke Beeson • Susan Jackson • Anne-Marie Jannuzzo • J. Chester & Freda Johnson • Elizabeth Kandall • Meredith Kane • Harry Kendall • Charles Kerner & Martha Gallo • Wendy Keys • William Kistler • Wendy Larsen • Bokara Legendre • Richard H. Levy & Lorraine Gallard • Owen Lewis • Susan Lorence • Marcia Loughran • William Louis-Dreyfus • Thomas Lux • Anne Marie Macari • Taylor Mali • K. Ann McDonald • Bruce McEver • Sarah McNally • Scott & Hella McVay • Josephine A. Merck & James Stevenson • John Morning • Jane & Stanley Moss • Elizabeth Motika • Margaret Murray • William James Murray • Helen Nash • Eugene O’Brien • Susan Oliver • Nancy Olnick & Giorgio Spanu • James & Mary Ottaway • Thomas Palmer & Dominque Alfandre • Antonio Pérez / Borough of Manhattan Community College • Lin Peyton & Morris Hancock • Carole Pittelman • Audrey Platt • Frank Platt • Nicholas & Sheila Platt • Jonathan Plutzik & Lesley Goldwasser • Renate Ponsold • Ginger Potter • Nicholas F. Potter • Joan Pratt • Warrie & Warfield Price • Anna Rabinowitz • Judith Raymo • Theresa Marie Reilly • Charles & Marcia Reiss • Frederic C. Rich • Christopher & Rebecca Roberts • Lillie Robertson • Theodore Rogers & Betsy Barlow Rogers • Susan & John Rolander • Paul Romero • Joanna & Daniel Rose • Stewart Rosenblum • Neal Rosenthal & Kerry Madigan • Ruth & Alfred Rosenthal • Katharine Rudbeck • Anthony Sanders • Jeannette & Alexander Sanger • Jeff Scheuer • Richard & Sheila Schwartz • Andrew Senchak • Karen Shapiro & Syud Sharif • Michael Sillerman • Ira Silverberg • Ward & Carolyn Smith • André Spears & Anne Rosen • Robert Stein & Karen Brenner • Jamie Stern • Peter Stern & Helen W. Drutt English • Mr. & Mrs. James Stevens • Catharine Stimpson • Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum • Jacqueline Terrassa • Sava & Roger Thomas • John & Eva Usdan • Enzo & Mayalen Viscusi • Kim Wainwright • Eliot Weinberger • Jerrie Whitfield & Richard Motika • Annie Wright • Barbara & Charles Wright • Kevin Young • Anonymous (3) Special thanks to our more than 1,000 members!