Supporters

Supporters

Midori & Friends is dedicated to enriching the lives of New York City children through music. Your contributions enable us to provide exceptional instructional residencies, concerts, and community events. We express our heartfelt thanks to all of our donors.

This list reflects donations and pledges made from July 1, 2015 to the present. 

Musical Visionaries ($100,000 and above)

Eugene & Emily Grant Family Foundation
The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Musical Leaders ($50,000 to $99,999)

John and Joan D’Addario Foundation
The Pinkerton Foundation
United States-Japan Foundation

Musical Benefactors ($25,000 to $49,999)

21st Century Community Learning Center
The Jeckyl Foundation

Musical Sponsors ($10,000 to $24,999)

Bank of Tokyo-MUFG Foundation
Marilyn & Robert Cohen
Con Edison
Jean & Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Alan & Laraine Fischer
Peter & Suzanne Glaser
Michael L. Gordon
KKR
Mitsui USA Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
Dick & Julie Pierson
Geeta Sharma, M.D. & Rajeev Narang
Tanaka Memorial Foundation

Musical Donors ($5,000 to $9,999)

Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust
Daniel Goldhagen & Gordon Miller
Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
JCC Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of New York
Deanna Landivar-Ruiz & Carlos Ruiz
Robert Merrell & Monica Georgallas-Merrell  ∆ ◊
Marc & Margie Richter
Irwin S. Scherzer Foundation
Michael & Chaunté Smith
The Linda & Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation

Musical Supporters ($1,500 to $4,999)

Arlene & Alan Alda
Mark A. Alexander, M.D
Anonymous
ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund
Brodsky Family Foundation
Kennett & Barbara Burnes
GE Foundation
Long Mountain Road Foundation
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal USA, Inc.
Norinchukin Foundation
Clara Onishi
Hiroko Onoyama ≡
Debra Perry & Calvin J. Duncan
Lemont K. Richardson Foundation
Thomas A. & Georgina T. Russo
Salesforce Foundation
Nancy & David Solomon □
Yvette Austin Smith
Suzanne Wilson & Jason Whittet ↔

Musical Friends ($500 to $1,499)

Margot Adams
Anonymous
Peter M. Bauer
Bernstein Family Foundation
Gail Binderman
Coombe Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Amy & Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes
Astrid Delafield
Fred & Susan DiNardi ↔
Eagle Enterprises, Inc.
Steven & Mie Frautschi
Johanna & Leslie Garfield
Reva Hart
Priscilla Harding Heublein
Ikotoshi Hihara
Paul Huang
Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation
Leanne Lachman
A. Davis & Carol Noble
Dana & William Pitts
Richard & Sandra Rippe
Robert Rosenblum
Motoatsu & Nobuko Sakurai
Honorable & Mrs. Robert Smith
Whispering Bells Foundation
Roberta & Bruce Wilson ↔
Jill & Roger Witten
Mickey & Jerry Wolf

Musical Associates ($499 & below)

Rick & John Aronstein ○
Amazon Smile
Vivien Abrams
Anonymous
Anonymous ○
Tim Balboni ○
Bank of NY Mellon Community Partnership
The Banouz Family ○
Sandra Baron
Robert & Joyce Bartolomeo
Harish Bhandari
Elisabeth Benedict
Vicki Benjamin ○
Dalia & Mark Blumenstein ○
David & Joan Bowen
Barry Brause
Caren Byrd □|
George Burns
Shu Wie Chen ○
Joseph Colletti ○
Jacqueline Cook ∞
Lisa Cook Koch ○
Susanna Coray ○
Steven N. Crocker ○
Francesca Curtin ○
John Dombrowski ○
Margaret Daniel
Marina Davis ○
Emme and Jonathan Deland
Arline Epstein
FIG, LLC
Carol Fineberg & Charlie Wilson
Nancy Fox
Laura Frank ○
Marla Frankel
Franny Gaffaney ○ ‡
Peter Galbraith ○
Eileen Glassman
Claire Goldhagen ○
Lois Gordon-Miller ○ ⌂
Ari Greenman ○
May Gruber
Mary Gurney
Kelly L. Harris
Reva Hart ○
Kathy & Bill Hoyt ○
Merri & John Hyman ○
Rory and David Jones □
Mark Kahn & Susan Alexander ○
Marian Leibowitz
Ani Kavafian
Linda Kleinhenz ○
Rebecca Kry ○
John Lee
Suzanne Liberty ○ 
Gerald & Selma Lotenberg
John Lovett
Ayodele Maakheru
Gabe Mariotti
Maguerite McGoldrick
Fiona McKone ○
Maggie McNally
Mark Mendelowitz
Steve & Stephanie Menlove ○
Leonard Mims
Emma Missouri ○
Kanji Miyao
Jeffrey Moore & Susan Walters
Charles & Carol Mutterperl
Hiroko Nelson
Eric Olney & Emily Feinstein
Virginia Palmieri-Lempfert ○
Carol & Steven Parker
Phillip Perret ○
Destiny Pierce
Greg Pierson
Rachel Barton Pine
Marguerite Prineas
Michael Reingold ∂
Tiffany Rodriguez
Hazue Tamura Rogers
Sylvia Rosenberg
Daniel Rothmuller
Jerrold Ross & Robert Harrod ○
Patty Schmitz
Rachel Sepe
Elizabeth Shiroma
Isami Shiroma
Linda & David Sicher
Alicia Silva
Barry Silver & Akiko Hirose
Ann Stevens Teichmeier
Julia C. Tobey
Melissa Torres ○
Susanne Vasquez  ∏
Mary Wagner
Dennis Warlick ○
Douglas Wheeler
Shuji B. Yagi
Richard Zinar

Denotes a gift made in honor of:

□ Marilyn Cohen 
○ Daniel Goldhagen 
 ∏ Belinda Kahn
 ≡ Midori
∞ Greg Pierson
∂ Michael Smith

Denotes a gift made in memory of:  

↔ Daniel R. DiNardi
‡ John Gaffaney  
◊ Eveyln Georgallas
⌂ Mr. & Mrs. Paul Goldhagen
∆ Carl Merrell Jr. 

In Kind

Dakoit Pictures, LLC
D’Addario & Co.
Richard Eng
Fancy
Gail Hunt Reeke
Salesforce
Staples Business Advantage
Michael Ulmer

Partners

Center for Arts Education
D’Addario Foundation
Exploring The Arts
New York City Department of Education
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts

NYC Council Funding

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito and the Members of the NYC Council, who appropriate their own discretionary funding, as well as awarding their select CASA grants for cultural after-school initiatives, to Midori & Friends. These public funds have enabled us to provide NYC school children with musical experiences that otherwise would not have been possible. Special thanks also to Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Department of Cultural Affairs; Honorable Jimmy Van Bramer, Cultural Affairs Committee Chair; and Honorable Julissa Ferreras, Finance Committee Chair; for their leadership in championing the arts in New York City.

To these and the following City Council funders, all of whom were in office during our 2015-2016 season, we extend our deep appreciation.

Fernando Cabrera, 14th C.D.
Andrew Cohen 11th C.D.
Elizabeth Crowley, 30th C.D.
Inez E. Dickens, 9th C.D.
Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., 37th C.D.
Vincent J. Gentile, 43rd C.D.
Karen Koslowitz, 29th C.D.
Stephen Levin, 33rd C.D.
Mark Levine, 7th C.D.
Alan Maisel, 46th C.D.
Annabel Palma, 18th C.D.
Ydanis Rodriguez, 10th C.D.
Ritchie Torres, 15th C.D.
Eric Ulrich, 32nd C.D.
Paul A. Vallone, 19th C.D. 

Manhattan Borough President

Gail Brewer

NYS Assembly Members

Richard N. Gottfried, District 75
Michael G. DenDekker, District 34

 

 

 

 

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