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Our Supporters

We honor the late Richard B. Fisher for his generosity and leadership in building and supporting this superb center that bears his name by offering outstanding arts experiences. We recognize and thank the following individuals, corporations, and foundations that share Dick’s and our belief in presenting and creating art for the enrichment of society. Help us sustain the Fisher Center and ensure that the performing arts are a part of our lives. We encourage and need you to join our growing list of donors.

Major support for the Fisher Center and Bard Music Festival Programs has been provided by the following individuals, corporations and foundations.  Thank you for your generosity and partnership in presenting extraordinary performing arts programming in the Hudson Valley.

Fisher Center programs are made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


NEA                    NYSCA

Donors to the Fisher Center

Leadership Support 
Anonymous
Carolyn Marks Blackwood and Gregory Quinn
The Ettinger Foundation, Inc.  
Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander 
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Ford Foundation
Gagosian Gallery
S. Asher Gelman '06 and
   Mati Bardosh Gelman 
Barbara and Sven Huseby
Millbrook Tribute Garden, Inc.  
The Morningstar Foundation
Nancy & Edwin Marks Family Foundation  
Nathan M. and Rebecca Gold Milikowsky
O'Donnell-Green Music and
   Dance Foundation
Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieiradacunha
Martin and Toni Sosnoff
Felicitas S. Thorne
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation  
T. S. Eliot Foundation
Andrew E. Zobler and Manny Urquiza

Golden Circle 
Carl Marks & Co., Inc.  
The Educational Foundation of America
Britton and Melina Fisher
Thendara Foundation 
Trust for Mutual Understanding  
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)  

Director 
Jamie Albright and Stephen Hart 
Helen and Roger Alcaly
Anonymous
Alicia Davis and Steve Ellis
Dionis Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
The Educational Foundation of America  
Elizabeth W. Ely '65 and
   Jonathan K. Greenburg
Catherine C. Fisher
Dr. Terry S. Gotthelf
Amy and Ronald Guttman
Jane and Richard Katzman
King's Fountain
Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts
Prof. Nancy S. Leonard and
   Dr. Lawrence Kramer
Virginia and Timothy Millhiser
New England Foundation for the Arts
New Music USA, Inc.
New York State Council on the Arts  
Gary Newman
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr.
Amanda J. Rubin
Bonnie and Daniel Shapiro
Stephen Simcock
Sarah and David Stack
Trust for Mutual Understanding  

Producer 
Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Gary DiMauro Real Estate 
Knight Family Foundation
Samuel and Ellen Phelan
Fiona and Eric Rudin
Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn
Ted Snowdon

Patron 
Bob Bursey and Leah Cox
Johan de Meij and Dyan Machan
Beverly Fanger and Dr. Herbert S. Chase Jr.
I. Bruce Gordon
Bryanne and Thomas Hamill
Chris Lipscomb and Monique Segarra 
Dr. Abraham and Mrs. Gail Nussbaum
Myrna B. Sameth
David A. Schulz

SummerScape Gala 

Leadership Committee
Platinum
Carolyn Marks Blackwood and Gregory Quinn 
Stefano Ferrari
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Christopher Lipscomb and Monique Segarra
Martin and Toni Sosnoff

Gold
Fiona Angelini and Jamie Welch
Gagosian
Barbara and Sven Huseby
Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieiradacunha
Felicitas S. Thorne
Manny Urquiza and Andrew E. Zobler
Illiana van Meeteren and Terence Boylan ’70
Elizabeth Weatherford

Silver
John and Sandra Blair
Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander
Gary DiMauro Real Estate
Alan Hilliker and Vivien Liu
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr.

Benefit Committee
George Ahl
Jamie Albright and Stephen Hart
Mara Alcaly and Joel Weaver
Kathleen Augustine
Roland Augustine
Diana and Jonathan Cohen
Marisa Driscoll ‘87
Robert Duffy
Mary-Jean Eastman and Edward Mills
S. Asher Gelman ’06 and
   Mati Bardosh Gelman
Judith and Alan H. Fishman
Anne E. Impellizzeri
Susan and Roger Kennedy
Jamie Kibel and Michael DeCola
James LaForce and Stephen Henderson
Prof. Nancy Leonard and
   Dr. Lawrence Kramer 
Gary Lippman
Nathan M. and Rebecca Gold Milikowsky
Anthony Napoli
Bonita Roche
Margo and Anthony Viscusi

List current as of July 26, 2018

Donors to the Bard Music Festival

Leadership Support 
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
Bettina Baruch Foundation  
Robert C. Edmonds ‘68
Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust  
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr.
Felicitas S. Thorne
Levin Vadim

Golden Circle
Helen and Roger Alcaly 
Jeanne Donovan Fisher 
Dr. Barbara Kenner
The Kenner Family Fund of the JCF  
National Endowment for the Arts  
The Wise Family Charitable Foundation​​​​​​​

Director
The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation  
Joshua J. Aronson 
Michelle Clayman
Amy K. and David Dubin
Carlos Gonzalez and Katherine Stewart
Thomas Hesse and Gwendolyn Bellmann
Susan and Roger Kennedy
Amy and Thomas O. Maggs
Drs. M. Susan and Irwin Richman
David E. Schwab II '52 and
    Ruth Schwartz Schwab '52
Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieiradacunha 

Producer
Anonymous
Stephen Fillo
John Geller
Matthew M. Guerreiro and Christina Mohr
Dr. Harriette Kaley '06
Edna and Gary Lachmund 
Andrew Solomon and John Habich Solomon
Sarah and Howard Solomon
Stewart's Shops  
Stony Brook Foundation​​​​​​​

Patron
Anonymous​​​​​​​
Lydia Chapin and David Soeiro
Helena and Christopher Gibbs
Elena and Fred Howard
Anne E. Impellizzeri
Ruth Ketay and Rene Schnetzler
Alison L. and John C. Lankenau
Raymond J. Learsy
Stephen Mazoh and Martin Kline
Andrea and Kenneth L. Miron
Martin L. and Lucy Miller Murray
Mr. Raymond Nimrod and Marika Lindholm
Alexandra Ottaway
Edwin Steinberg
Dr. Sanford B. Sternlieb
Allan and Ronnie Streichler
United Way of the Capital Region  
Olivia van Melle Kamp
XGEN 2 LLC  
Irene Zedlacher
Bill Zifchak 

Bard Music Festival Gala

Director
Felicitas S. Thorne

Patron
Denise Simon and Paulo Vieiradacunha

Benefactor
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Edna and Gary Lachmund

Sustainer
Helen and Roger Alcaly
Rachel and Dr. Shalom Kalnicki

Supporter
Susan and Roger Kennedy 
​​​​​​​Pavel Lvov
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr.
David E. Schwab II '52 and
    Ruth Schwartz Schwab '52
Margo and Anthony Viscusi

Associate
Joshua J. Aronson
Margaret and Alexander Bancroft
Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger '56 
Amy and David Dubin
Marieluise Hessel and Edwin L. Artzt
Martin Holub and Sandra Sanders
Denise Kahn
Danielle Korwin and Anthony DiGuiseppe
Mary Ellen Ross and Vern J. Bergelin
Edwin Steinberg
Ronnie and Allan Streichler
Patricia Ross Weis
Rosemary and Noel Werrett

Junior Circle
Derek B’ Hernandez ‘10
Lucas Pipes '08 and
    Sarah Elizabeth Coe Paden '09 
Joseph M. Stopper
Miranda Wei '12
Corporate Sponsors
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    Gary DiMauro Real Estate Inc.