Cooper Fund Leadership Circle

The Cooper Fund Leadership Circle is a society recognizing individuals, families, and organizations giving $10,000+ to Cooper Union annually and includes the Cooper Fund Partners who annually contribute $25,000 or more to the college. All members of the Cooper Fund Leadership Circle enjoy an annual reception with Cooper's president and students and have their name recognized on the donor wall in the lobby of the Foundation Building. Contact us to learn how you can become a member. 

Cooper Fund Partners


Sidney J. Altschuler '57 

Kevin '72 and Patricia Burke 

Charina Endowment Fund 

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation 

Pearl Greenberg '48 and Murray Greenberg '49 

Alex '49 and Ada Katz 

Dave Mangelsdorff 

Richard and Ronay Menschel 

The Robin Hood Foundation 

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 

Anonymous (3) 



Altman Foundation 

Daniel Arsham '03 

Jacqueline Bernstein and Marvin H. Weiner 

The Estate of Ingeborg M. Borre  

Anne and Albert Chao 


Con Edison 

Vic '63 and Eleanor DiFranco 

Thomas '77 and Diane Driscoll 

Alan Fortier '79 

Jane and Bill Furman 

Morris '66 and Amanda Gelb 

Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation 

The Greenbrier Companies 

Paula and Jeffrey Gural 

Aftab '97 and Ellen Hussain 

IDC Foundation 

Susan Kamen Marsicano '61  

Leon Levy Foundation 

National Historical Publications and Records Commission  

The New York Community Trust - Henry C. Enders Fund 

John Papamarcos '41 

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation 

George Reeves '64 and Ross Wisnewski 

Rochelle and Brian Steinwurtzel 

The Estate of Eugene Stueben '61 


Thomas Van Wart '55 

Jeremy Wertheimer '82 

Gary Williams '71 

$25,000 - $49,999 

Howard '70 and Nancy Amols 

Richard Auerbach 

Eugene '64 and Susan Briskman 

The Brooks Family Foundation 

Susan Eisenberg '62 and Benjamin Eisenberg '61 

Jennifer Fenton Weishaupt '95 and Erich Weishaupt 

Pam Flaherty 

Stephen '67 and Jane Gerard 

Harold '44 and Rose Goldberg 

Sally Gottesman 

The Estate of James C. Gower '88 

Ilan '65 and Barbara Levi 

Frank W. Miner '47 

Kenneth '69 and Helene Mitchell 

Newmark Knight Frank 

Theodore '46 and Hazel Newler 

H. Steve Schweitzer ‘66 

Arthur Thomson '64 

Diane Toy '97 and Eric Fung '97 

Henry Sterne Trust 

Rachel L. Warren 

Susan Lin '88 



Cooper Fund Leadership Circle


$10,000 - $24,999 

Allied Universal 

Robert '54 and Linda Alwitt 

Charles Arbore '66 

Nicolas Avrutin '14 

A. Robert Birmelin '54 and Blair Tillisch Birmelin 

Ivan '62 and Diana Bottlik 

James '79 and Natalie Bracken 

Lia Vodja Brillhart '60 

Brooklyn Brewery 

Curtis Browne '68 

Arlene Buechert '54 

Michael Callan '68 

Mary and John Carroll 

Christina Casey 

Judith Cassella '71 

Collaborative Construction Management, LLC 

Constellation, an Exelon Company 

William '76 and Sandra Cordiano 

Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation 

Cross Ridge Foundation 

Christopher Curro '15 

Christine Degen '68 and Bruce Degen '66 

Roberta and Deke Dening 

Doris and David Deutsch 

Theodore Dezvane '93 and Melissa Knoll 

Vito '06 and Daniela DiIenna 

Edward '76 and Kathleen Dineen 

Carol and Joseph Dobronyi 

Michael Duffy '97 

Jack Eichenbaum '63 

Jose Esteves '82 

Chenggong Fan '95 

Jack Feder '50 

Wanda Felton 

Barbara Gural 

Jane Gural-Senders 

Richard Halko '69 

Jeffrey '87 and Ronny Hersch 

Hoefler & Co. 

Toni Howard and David Yarnell 

Tat-Sing Huen '77 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

Josephine Iselin 

Benedict '75 and Susan Itri 

Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown 

Mark Jay '73 and Susan Rosenthal-Jay 

Patricia Jenkins '93 

Arthur '50 and Maryla Kaplan 

Malcolm '97 and Danielle King 

Steven '64 and Carolyn Koestenblatt 

Jozef Krakora '97 

Jimmy Kwong '80 and Pauline Yep 

Sophie Lee Landau '15 

Lynn '60 and Anne Lander 

Marie Lechleider '54  

Steven '75 and Michelle Lerner 

The Estate of Loretta Levy '47 and Roy Levy '47 

Darrell '89 and Jenny Low 

John '69 and Mary Manuck 

Winifred Marasco '66 and Joseph Marasco '66 

Winifred Martin '48 

Barbara Martinsons 

Rhoda Metzger, in memory of Fred Metzger '47 

Paul Millman '74 

Moxy East Village 

Corinne Musa '04 and Derek Musa '03 

National Endowment for the Arts 

The Nerken Family 

New York State Council on the Arts 

Aleksey Orekhov '10 

The Estate of Edward Owen '42 

Constantine '00 and Beth Plakas 

Goran Pocina '84 

The Pucilowski Foundation 

Patricia Pothier '50 and Ernest Nussbaum '50 

Marshall and Jane Rafal and Family 

Daoyuan Ren '94 

Charles Rivkin ‘50 

Dean Sansone '89 

Walter Schepp 

Walter '60 and Ruth Schillinger 

Richard '57 and Ardath Schwartz 

Donald '57 and Mary Lou Schwinn 

Ann Seregi '60 and Larry Kallenberg '60 

SITU Studio  

Irma Sityar '83 

Sean '85 and Penny Smyth 

John Ben Snow Memorial Trust 

John '82 and Susie Sobchak 

Rodney '61 and Linda Sorkin 

Laura and Andrew Sparks 

Robert '65 and Barbara Spindel 

Richard Stock 

swissnex Boston 

William '74 and Louise Symington 

Nader Tehrani 

John '69 and Dorothy Telesco 

James Tellefsen Jr. '77 and Martha Tellefsen 

Edward Tirados '87 

Gerald Wasserman '66 and Michele Trincellita 

Stephen Welby '87 

Leslie Wheelock 

Paul '72 and Brinda Wiita 

Francis Williams  

Andrew '88 and Mary Wilson 

YC Foundation 

Alfred Zacharias '53 

Dale Zand '45 

Martin '77 and Beth Zubatkin 

Anonymous (4) 



  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.