Innovators Society

The Innovators Society recognizes donors who contribute $1,000 - $9,999 to The Cooper Union annually. Members actively advance Peter Cooper’s vision and provide essential support for our students through their consistent leadership giving. In recognition of their commitment to the college, Innovators receive invitations to special events and other benefits. Contact us to learn how you can become a member. 

Innovator Fellows

$5,000 - $9,999

Carol Amend-Lovell '82 and John Lovell '82

Rosette Arslanian '93 and Vicken Arslanian '95

Jean and Robert Barkovitz

Victor '64 and Rhoad Berman

Kenneth Bridbord '64 and Maryanne Lachat

Alicia and Michael Cantelmi

Mariam Cantelmi '95 and Frank Cantelmi '93

Christopher Chamberlin

John '66 and Susan Clarke

Daphne '72 and Wallace Cook

David '55 and Gladys Daniel

Elizabeth Diller '79 and Richardo Scofidio '55

Marge Sims Dobrowolski '61 and Joe Dobrowolski '61

Annmarie Eldering '88

Howard Flug '66

Janet Paxton Gardner '65

Margaret Gilday '84 and Paul Duncker '85

Harold '44 and Rose Goldberg

Alan Goldsmith '86

Elizabeth Graziolo '95 and Michael Graziolo '93

Bruce '79 and Alice Hudson

Kelly Hwang '95 and Andy Seho Kim '93

The Hyde and Watson Foundation

William '59 and Virginia Kacin

Evelyn Katz

Ronald Klein '56 and Elizabeth Manns Klein

Bruce Knauer '63

Ming Lai '95 and Dianne Ip

Jie Lan '96

Stanley '70 and Ruth Lapidus

Jerry Lasky '69 and Priscilla Kimberly

Samuel Leotta '37

David '75 and Diane Levy

Richard '77 and Joan Lewis

Darrell '89 and Jenny Low

Peter Lung '70

Ellen Lupton '85 and Abbott Miller '85

James '80 and Patricia Malanga

David '74 and Doris May

Dwight McBride

John '64 and Patricia McGinley

Kevin '78 and Nancy McQuade

Mary and Jere Mendelsohn

Ronay and Richard Menschel

The Museum of Modern Art

Alex Mustonen '05

Sara Nerken and Robert Karpinski

Paul Nikulin '06 and Sasha Nagorny

Katheryn Patterson and Thomas Kempner

Alice and Doug Patton

Anik Pearson '95 and Jim Taylor

Denis Pelli

PepsiCo, Inc.

Goran Pocina '84

Amanda Proctor '13 and Alexander Proctor '13

Bertril Quarfordt '62 and Nancy Hudgins

Michal Raz-Russo '01 and Zev Salomon '01

Donald Rotunno '91 and Ann Bruns-Rotunno

Robert '60 and Norma Rung

Mark and Alison Russell Fund

Charles '66 and Nini Scawthorn

Aaron Serwetman '64

Robert Silman Associates, D.P.C.

Bernard '70 and Janet Singer

Avery Singer '10

Joseph Siu '95

Roy Smith '81 and Ellen Murphy

Stuart '55 and Etta Spater

Ivan '62 and Rosalind Stern

Susan Stockton and Christopher Walther

Ju-Young Suh '91 and Hai-Sik Lee

Joseph Sultan '76 and Sandy Chilewich

Gale and Thomas Synnott

Joseph '69 and Deborah Trentacosta

Kevin Tulod '12

Gerald Wasserman '66 and Michele Trincellita

He Wei

Barry '68 and Janet Winkler

Anthony Yoseloff



$1,000 - $4,999

Ron Adner '93

Nick '80 and Jennier Agneta

Cristina Aguirre-Ross '81 and Martin Ross '79

Daniel Ahern '66 and Catherine McLoughlin Ahern

Karim Ahmed '13

Julia Ai '93

Jane Alpert and Foster De Jesus

Paul Alter '82 and Gloria Stern

Marco Alves '00

Laura Amend-Babcock '84 and Bruce Babcock

Leyla Amin and Reza Arsanjani

Richard Andrews '79

Monica Arboleda-Pena '94 and Diego Pena '97

Art Center College of Design

ArtPlace America

Edward Ashare '62 and Susan Weiss

Charles Ashman '59

John Athas '77 and Theresa Athas

Harold '52 and Norma Ausfresser

Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation

Thomas '73 and Gloria Bach

Ronald Bajit '88

Susan Barber '00

Urshula Barbour '91 and Paul Carlos

Rubina Bard '93 and David Bard '91

John '88 and Silvana Barkaus

Bobby Barkovitz '04 and Rebecca Cioppi

George '59 and Frances Barletta

Arthur '55 and Mary Baron

Michael Bartolone '95

Lisa Barton '81

Marcia '69 and Robert Basickes

Roland '78 and Jacklyn Bauer

Robert '68 and Marcia Baumel

Bernard Bayuk '40 and Lorraine Melton Bayuk

Norman '54 and Renee Becker

Carmi '67 and Harriet Bee

Richard Benini '94

Fred '57 and Ida Berg

Denise Bergin '98

Kathryn '80 and Charles Berry

Gregory Biesiadecki '82 and Guillermina Mendoza Biesiadecki

Patricia Biesiot and Shio Wang

Mohammed Billoo '08

Salomon '58 and Joanna birenbaum

A. Robert '54 and Blair Birmelin

Doreen Blanchard-Gliebe '79 and Stephen Gliebe '78

Allen Blaustein

Gail and Randy Blaustein

Steven Blum '81 and Eriko Ono-Blum

Timothy Bolbrock '07

Maxine Bonn

Lawrence Bookbinder '51

Paul '71 and Gail Bork

Michael '61 and Judith Borkowsky

Lawrence Bovino '83 and Beverly Harrington

Eugene Boylan '73 and Constance Spiros

Robert '67 and Cynthia Bradus

Louis Braida '64

Alfred '67 and Kathryn Brand

David Brand '82

Stephen Briekopf '62

Joel '67 and Arlene Brenner

Anna Broker

Anna Brook '04 and Dmitry Shargorodsky

Serge Budzyn '73

Peter '63 and Janet Bungay

Daniel '81 and Mary Burke

William '62 and Dorette Burnham

Andrew '97 and Laura Bush

Peter Cafiero '83 and Karyl Berger

Paul '62 and Margaret Calter

Mark Campbell

Catherine Canon '69 and Roger Canon '70

John '72 and Kathleen Carlson

Herbert '59 and Ann Carlson

Steven Caruso '93

Christopher '91 and Michelle Caso

Anthony '77 and Karen Catalano

Bodhan '66 and Maria Chaban

Patty Chael '96

Adri Chaikin

Jimmy Chan

Hong Man Chan '81

Lana Chan '96 and Mingzhou Joe Sun '95

Chi Chan '91 and Eunice Han

Hong Chan '85

Tai '70 and Betty Chan

Tayin Chen '01 and Esther So

Beijia Chen '23

Nanwei Chen '13

Ying Chen '96 and Chris Mildebrandt

Yi-Tso '82 and I-Mei Chen

Jack Chen '99

Jiayi Chen

Healkan Cheung '94

Linda Chiarelli '84 and Lawrence Chiarelli '80

John '90 and Kayo Chih

Kristine Chin '94 and Ricky Chu '92

Hi Sun Choi '91 and Steven Cho '89

Timothy Chou '07

Albert '58 and Lois Chow

Erik Christiansen '96

Hoi '74 and Lillian Chu

Ming Kit Chu '87

Polly Chu '86 and William Mattingly, III

Brian Chun '01

Michael '87 and Diane Chung

Anne Clark '69 and Joseph Clark '66

Michael '67 and Doris Cobern

Frederic Cohen '68

Consulate General of Spain

Elizabeth Cooper '05

Daniel Corbalan '07

Morton '55 and Jacqueline Corn

Michael '90 and Lori-Ann Craig

David Crane '68

Matthrew '65 and Linda Creager

Donald Crews '59

Ronald Csuha '63 and Cecil Yarbrough

Maryellen Culbert '84 and Peter Ross '78

Lynn Cusack '04 and Brian Cusack '01

Sahag '53 and Margaret Dardarian

David '62 and Karen Davis

Howard Davis '68

Edwin De Leon '11

Francois '87 and Susan de Menil

Fernando deCarvalho '89 and Michele Rooney

Michael DeFazio '67 and Dianne Kangisser

Jeffrey Dietch

Anna Demchick '82 and Matthew Paszamant

Peter Derderian '07

Donald DesJardin '51

Daniel '79 and Wendy Dessanti

Sony Devabhaktuni '03

Anne-Marie and Paul Diamond

Jeanne Dickey-Reiner '85 and Rob Reiner

John Diehlmann '50

Yifan Ding '06

Glenn '84 and Esther Diskin

Lois Dodd '48

Henry '92 and Suzanne Domenici

Theresa Dooley-Bollmann '95 and Cliff Bollmann '95

Rudolph '64 and Joan Drechsler

Deanna Drew '58

Ronald Drucker '62 and Lisa Ware

George '62 and Delores Duckett

Jose Duque Glen

Anne-Marie Edden '89

Gerald '52 and Deborah Ehrenstein

George '68 and Joanne Eisenbach

Sharif Eladawy '90

Aimee Ellingsen '96 and Charles Krekelberg '97

Genghmun Eng '72 and Sophie Dreifuss

Mark '92 and Karin Erdtmann

Oguzhang Eris '00

Joseph '68 and Christine Evelyn

Tse-en Fan '10

Jeffrey '86 and Rina Farah

Edward Ferara '99

Kathleen and Andrew Ferreira

Carl Fischer '48

Michael Fischer

John Flock '74

Eric Flyer '73

Robert '72 and Victoria Forigone

Don '58 and Barbara Forst

Morris Frayman '65

Jaime Freire

John Gallagher '70

Cheri Gandy '96

Agneszka Gasparska '99

Julie Gaughan '99 and James Gaughan '99

Gerard '95 and Bethany Gay

Yael Gen '84 and Jeffrey Jerred

Thomas '78 and Linda Genega

Gunter '62 and Kathleen Georgi

Arthur '59 and Ruth Gerber

Alex '67 and Carol Gernert

Judith Gerrard '83 and Robert Tan '81

Rajan '78 and Sharon Gidumal

Susanne Gilbert

Leslie Gill '82

Karyn Gilvarg '71 and Eric Epstein

Jerry '65 and Rona Ginsberg

Raquel Girvin '85 and Patrick Girvin '88

Joshua Gittler '17

Marcia Guidice '85 and Scott Allen

Natalia and Taras Gladoun

Paul '82 and ALaine Golden

Joanne and Donald Golden

Henry '72 and Leslie Goldenberg

Herbert '68 and Susan Goldenberg

Samuel '80 and Carol Goldfarb

Gol '62 and Harriet Gorland

T. J. Gottesdiener '79 and Abra Levine

Arthur '58 and Judith Goulet

Arun '76 and Kavita Goyal

Scott '69 and Raenele Grant

James '80 and Elaine Grant

John Greenberg '08

Evelyn and Berton Greenberg

Paul '86 and Ellen Greendyk

A. Greenwald

Paul '68 and Ildy Greisman

Anthony '76 and Catherine Grosso

Yahuan Guo and Yuting Wei

Linda and Hans Haacke

Theresa and Andrew Hall

Gregory '68 and Susan Han

The Yip Harburg Foundation

David Harris '97 and Laura Brashear

William Hartwell '81

Eamon Heavey '94

Jonathan '88 and Deborah Held

Lisa Heller

Martin '60 and Carole Hermes

Ethan '73 and Victoria Hertz

Caryn Hertz '81 and Lawrence Marks '81

Jacob Herz '69 and Jean Taylor

Josh '16 and Sara Herzberg

Valori Herzlich '58 and Michael Cantor '57

Norman '72 and Joann Hirsch

Eric '89 and Hillary Hirschhorn

Daniel Hirtler '84 and George Ferrari

Wai-Jee Ho '11

Albert '69 and Abby Hochhauser

Philip '99 and Tobie Hollander

Frank Hong '92

Michael Horowitz '00

Shira Horowitz '07

Meiling and Lin Hsu

Lei Huang '98 and Jimmy Lin

Suet Yee Huang '94 and Ren Shen '94

Demetres Ingilis '13

Timothy '01 and Josephine Isgro

Philip '67 and Frances Jacknis

Bernard '55 and Rosamond Jacob

Ashwin Jathavedam '98 and Sireesha Soma

Hemangi Joshi-Deodhar '95 and Mandar Deodhar

Robert '78 and Anne Judd

June Kahrs '57 and Jack Kahrs '58

John '88 and Jennifer Kain

Robert '80 and Maria Kalish

Gerson '60 and Chaya Kaplan

Allan Kaplan

Vinod '74 and Usha Kapoor

Richard '72 and Phyllis Karp

David Katz '87

Betty Kayton

Gary '69 and Alice Kazin

Susan Keiser '83 and Scott Lerman

Andrew Kelemen '86

Anand Kelkar '79 and Padmaja Mantha

George Ketigian '07

Allan '67 and Zivile Khoury

Elizabeth Kilson '14

Tae Kim '00

Alex Kim

David '86 and Joanna Kliphon

Calvin Knight

Rona and Michael Knight

Joanne Knobloch '89 and Joseph Knobloch '87

Motrya Kokoris '79 and Anastasios Kokoris '80

Katherine Kollar '82

Roni Kopels '81 and Katharine Turo

Paul '82 and Elizabeth Korniczky

Jozef Krakora '97

Alan '70 and Camille Kramer

Howard '71 and Cheryl Krauss

Robert '67 and Barbara Kudder

John Kuzin '89

Peter Kuzma '88

Micheal '52 and Barbara La Fortezza

Howard '56 and Bellia La Marca

Ronald Lamprecht '96 and Susanne Mei

Lawrence '68 and Betty Lapide

Ronald '97 and Caroline Laufer

Standish Lee '11

Joe Lee '86

Patrick Lee '95

Jung Im Lee '01

Leo Lee '79

Yung '79 and Kyung-Mee Lee

Hye Lee '00

Steven Lee '14

Andrew Lei '04

Yanling Lei '97

Sean Leo '10

Rolf Lesem '53

John '78 and Sue Leung

Stephen '65 and Patricia Levee

Ken '73 and Peggy Lew

Leticia Lew '14

Robert Lincer

Luka Lopovac '19

James '83 and Christine Liubicich

Nicholas '80 and Patricia Livanos

Gabriel '98 and Susan Loh

Gregory Lowe '87

Dongyi Lu and Wenhao Huang

Joel '60 and Anne Lubenau

Yvette Lucas '83 and Daniel Wing

James Ludwig '92

Mary '82 and Robert Lynch

John Lynch '53

Scott Lyne '92 and Mel Castro

Jessia Ma '15

Harriet and John Mack

Kamran Mahbobi '89 and Noushin Ghajari

Carl Malings '12

Dorothy and Glen Malings

Patrice Mancini '90 and Gary Mancini '86

John Manferdelli '73 and Catherine Stricklin

Sylvia '59 and Robert Mangold

Joseph '73 and Donna Marchese

Alan '71 and Gail Marder

Steven Maresca '73

Ana Martin '85 and Neil Martin '85

Sandra Matthews and Norbert Goldfield

Gerald '73 and Cornelia Matusiewicz

Rosemary McClare

Charles McCorkell '71 and Esta Bigler

Raymond '95 and Maureen McGarvey

William '48 and Rita Meece

Mega Contracting Group, LLC

Walter Mehl '87 and Kristin Tudor

Michael '65 and Elleri Melnick

Joseph '65 and Martha Merenda

Patricia Mesko '88 and David Gorko

Raymond '58 and Irene Mihon

Salam Mikhail '98

The Betty Millard Foundation

Scott Miller '03

David Millman '72

Zoran Milovic '87 and Dorothy Williams

Kathi Minden '79 and Steven Minden '79

Russell Mohn '01 and Chaya Mohn

Edgar '78 and Mary Mokuvos

Rex Molisani '81 and Teri Lindstrom

Sascha Mombartz '09

Joseph Montalbo '78 and Joann Ferguson

Frank Montgomery '92

Kerry Mooney '83 and Susan Everett

Robert '70 and Joy Moorhead

Noradilia Mora '00

Toshiko Mori '76 and James Carpenter

Linda Mosch '77 and Steven Mosch '77

Michael Murphy '78 and Stephanie Nicholls-Murphy

James Murtha '87

Eglind Myftiu '11

Laura Napolitano '87 and Frank Napolitano '88

Herman '61 and Zora Natanblut

Bruce Nelligan '80

Howard '65 and Neuschaefer

Kimberly Newman

Lawrence Ng '78 and Annie Chu

Joseph Ng '05

Richard '67 and Wendy Niewiarowski

Ronald '87 and Wendy Niles

Edward '70 and Frances Nilsson

John '87 and Elizabeth Nocera

Kay Nordstrom '77

Michelle Noris '88 and Joshua Weitzman

Amy Nowacki '95

John '77 and Pamela Nowak

John '68 and Adeline O'Connor

Elizabeth O'Donnell '83

Rolf Ohlhausen '58 and Suzanne Davis

Ben Ohtsu '91

Joseph '91 and Youngson Orchowski

Alexa Orrico '16 and Ewan Kay '14

Alfred Osterlund '54 and Shirley McLeod

Lawrence '61 and Maryanne Oswald

Eduardo '75 and Martha Palacio

Lawrence '76 and Linda Paparella

Larry Pappas '98

Arthur Parente '63

Charles Parody '55

Suzanne Parris-Dudek '89 and Edward Dudek '87

Gedalia Pasternak '98 and Rachela Elias

Michael Pasternak '18

Miraj Patel '16

Ronald '55 and Irene Pauckert

Robert '68 and Jenny Perl

Marylene and Stephen Permut

Nadia Pervez '99 and Matthew Foster '00

Gisela and Manfred Philipp

Jeffrey Piazza '97

Ira '61 and Mindelle Pierce

Cindy Poole

Siena Porta and Robert Dell

Valentine '63 and Barbara Povinelli

Mark Prenty '84

Mark '80 and Hanne Proudfoot

Peter '78 and Lois Publionesi

James Quanci '81

Herbert '52 and Barbara Quarmby

Peter '94 and Susan Quilty

Dennis '61 and Barbara Rader

The Radio Club of America

Christopher Raup '96

Richard Ravenhall '52 and Matilda Black-Ravenhall

Red Balloon Security

Anitha Reddy '12

Janet '80 and Richard Reed

Mark '73 and Fredda Regen

Michael Reich '72

Donald Reilly '65 and Katherine Domoto

David '70 and Cynthia Reindl

Charles '65 and Marcia Reiss

Joel '63 and Elizabeth Reiss

Eli '50 and Adina Reshotko

Barbara Reuter

Leo Revi '64

Margaret Riegel '84

Steven '86 and Lisa Rizzi

David Robbins

Joyce Robins Nozkowski '66

Maria Rodriguez and Andrew Tallin

Anne Ronan '83 and Gregory Ronan '81

Gregory Roos '79 and Martha Hudak-Roos

Rhoda '52 and Robert Roper

Daniel Rose

Leonard Rosenduft '82 and Dina Artzt

Roy '64 and Judith Rosner

John '69 and Gladys Roswell

Elizabeth '85 and Gidon Rothstein

Mark '67 and Lori Rubin

Ronald '67 and Nancy Rubin

Rubenstein Technology Group

Robert '71 and Suzanne Ruff

Martin '65 and Leslie Sacks

Steven Sacks '72

William Sagey '56

Rudolf '58 and Sharon Salinger

Angel Sampaga '99

Debra and Richard Samuels

George Sauter

Ira '68 and Linda Schaefer

Jonathan '58 and Dorothy Schere

Robert '87 and Gina Schmeider

Peter '60 and Naomi Schmidt

Andrea Schmitz

Allyn '66 and Meredith Schneider

Adam Scholem '03

Yvonne and Manfred Schweiger

Lawrence '89 and Constance Scinto

James '95 and Judht Scire

Deborah Segaloff and Mario Ascoli

Lawrence '61 and Linda Seidman

Carl '67 and Barbara Selinger

Christopher '97 and Laura Semlies

Russell Sendelbach '73

Stanley '53 and Lenore Seroka

Johnathan Shane

Monica Shapiro

 Robert '58 and Madeline Sharples

Susan Shaw '72 and Jack Freeman '69

Andrew '86 and Alison Shelofsky

Tong Shen '06

Cynthia Sheng '91

Robert '49 and Karen Sheridan

Tamara and Scott Sheridan

Eugene Shevchuk '02

Jun Shi '94 and Kefei Lu

Gregory Shikhman '13

HoChul Shin '10

Hsu-Wei '09 and Tammy Shueh

Jeffrey '68 and Rhona Shulman

Hal Siegel '93

Brian Silverstein '73 and Leslies Quenell

Catherine and William Singer

Lee '79 and Jo Ann Skolnick

Peter '55 and Marie Snoek

Society of Automative Engineers

Illia '96 and Edith Solovey

Gerald '69 and Madeline Soloway

Eugene '64 and Elizabeth Soltero

Barbara Somson and Ross Eisenbrey

Louis '78 and Jeannie Sorrell

Mimi and Gil Sparks

Lester '59 and Ellen Spielvogel

James Spool '50

Catharine and Thomas Stack

Arthur '74 and Sherry Steiker

Meyer '44 and Phyllis Steinberg

George '71 and Susan Stimak

Douglas Stoffa '93

Thomas '85 and Linda Strand

Lucius '80 and Vida Strazdis

Louis Stumberg

Jung Suh '94 and Kevin Jin Suh '94

Daniel '67 and Kathleen Sullivan

Wing Szeto '92

Joseph Tagliaferro '88

Niraj Tailor '97

Kathy and Kai Tam

Gunnar Tamm '96

Anthony Tavormina '06

Judy Tchou

Howard '79 and Patricia Teitelbaum

Cassandra Telenko '07

Joel '64 and Debbie Tendler

Maureen Termecz '88 and Andrew Fethes '88

Kevin Tien '12

Raymond '57 and Carol Tillman

Andy Ting '89

Edward Tirados '87

Daniel To '04

Thomas '67 and Kathryn Tobitsch

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

Donald Toton '68

Oleh '58 and Renata Treitak

Winnie Tsui '06

Joseph '76 and Christine Tuozzolo

Mark Turits '80 and Kathy Bryant

Ghebre '77 and Seghen Tzeghai

Vincent '80 and Cynthia Vaillancourt

James '75 and Charlene Vallino

Howard '59 and Sandra Vellins

Joseph '83 and Maryellen Viola

Steven '66 and Linda Vizner

Joseph Vollaro '58

Michelle Volpe

Orest '80 and Christine Walchuk

Albert Wang '09

Glen Watson '91

Stanley '66 and Arlene Weinrich

Meghan Weir '02 and Andrew Judd

Robert '73 and Debby Weisman

William '95 and Allyson Wen

Charlotte and Neill Wessell

Zachary Weyand '04

Paul '64 and Mary Anne Wheeler

Bryan White '98

Ira '61 and Audrew Whitman

Marie Wieck '82 and Seamus Carroll

Janice and Steven Windwer

Robert '65 and Marjorie Winick

Peter '68 and Karen Winokur

Thomas Witelski '91

Chester '65 and Nancy Wolejsza

Richard '78 and Barbara Wolkowitz

Allen '68 and Mona Wolmer

Russell Wong '83

Nathaniel Worden '95 and Nina Kulkarni

Joel Yalowitz '95 and Nicole Bock

Jay Yarm '66 and Marlyn Baron

Nancy and Richard Yee

Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy '13

Alexandra and Christos Yessios

Nancy Yieh '79 and Phillip Yieh '76

Ka Chun Yiu '03

Jenny Yiu '01 and Man Yiu '00

Gilly Youner '82 and John Leeper '85

Ellen Young '94

Charles '70 and Anna Yuen

Antonia Zaferiou '10

Lily Zand '88 and Oliver Schaper

Jack '90 and Laleh Zar

Stephen '68 and Nancy Zavoluk

Leslie Zelamsky '87 and Marc Cordaro

David '59 and Normal Zendels

Xin Zhang and Jianqun Shao

Allen Zinnes '60 and Ilse Stoll

Zheng Zirui

Benjamin Zoe '88

Seymour '44 and Audrey Zubkoff

Eva Zuckerman '05 and Dimitri Scheblanov '05

Howard '78 and Robin Zweig

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