Honor Roll of Giving

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Curtis nurtures the most remarkable musical talents from around the world in a low-cost environment designed to ensure they thriveOur community is grateful to the many donors and institutional partners whose philanthropic support keeps Curtis running year after year. Your gifts safeguard our legacy and help to ensure our future.   

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Lifetime Giving Society

We extend our deepest gratitude to the generous donors whose cumulative lifetime giving to the Curtis Institute of Music has exceeded $1 million. These individuals and organizations set an inspiring example of leadership and extraordinary philanthropy, and we are grateful for their enduring support.

(This list includes gifts received as of September 22, 2022.)

  • Anonymous

    Mrs. Nina Albert+

    Mr. William A. Albert

    The Allerton Foundation

    The Annenberg Foundation

    Mrs. Evelyn Axelrod+

    Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod+

    Estate of Maryjane Mayhew Barton*

    Mrs. Cary William Bok+

    Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz

    Mr. Joseph P. Brinton III+

    William R. Brody and Hyunah Yu

    Estate of Vera D. Bruestle

    Mr. William D. Burns

    William D. Burns* 403(B)(7) Plan – Buffalo Philharmonic

    Ernestine Bacon Cairns Trust

    California Community Foundation

    Fondation Charidu

    Mr. L. Daniel Dannenbaum+ and Ms. Kate Hall

    Demeng Foundation

    Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation

    William B. Dietrich Foundation

    Estate of Joseph* and Yvonne* Druian

    Mrs. Judith M. Eisner+

    Joseph and Marie Field Foundation

    Mr. Charles C. Freyer and Ms. Judith Durkin Freyer

    The Edwin B. Garrigues Foundation

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

    Bruce Jay Gould, M.D.

    Otto Haas Charitable Trust #2

    Edna L. Harkness* Trust

    Rita E. Hauser

    The Hauser Foundation

    Mrs. Ruth D. Heller+

    HFGLocust, LP

    Mr.+ and Mrs. Alan R. Hirsig

    William and Nina Hollis Foundation

    The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation

    Estate of Lester Lanin

    Estate of John LaSalandra

    Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Lenfest

    The Lenfest Foundation

    Carol and Howard Lidz

    Lisa and Gie Liem

    Mr. and Mrs. Y. S. Liu

    Sueyun and Gene Locks+

    Locks Foundation

    Dr. Avron J. Maletzky+

    Nina Baroness von Maltzahn+

    Nina Maria Arts and Culture Foundation

    James and Betty Matarese

    Ms. Sondra Matesky+

    John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick

    John J. Medveckis

    J. J. Medveckis Foundation

    Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joe Neubauer

    The Neubauer Family Foundation

    Mr. Shaun F. O’Malley+

    William Penn Foundation

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency

    Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Peters

    The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Suzanne H. Poole* Trust

    The Presser Foundation

    Dr. and Mrs. Milton L. Rock+

    Mr. Aaron Rosand+

    Mark and Robin Rubenstein

    Estate of H. Shaw Roberts Scholl

    David* and Jane Schwartz Family Trust

    Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation

    Penelope and Thomas Watkins

    The Helen F. Whitaker Fund

    Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams Jr.

    Ms. Lillie Lee Winston+

    Mr. Jack Wolgin+

    Wyncote Foundation

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased

Annual Giving

The Curtis Institute of Music is honored to recognize the following individuals for their generous and loyal support. Thanks to their unwavering philanthropic gifts, Curtis is able to provide a world-class education to its students, offer myriad performances to its audiences, and strengthen the professional endeavors of our young alumni. Thank you to all who continue to make this work possible.

(These lists encompass gifts received after June 1, 2021, as of September 22, 2022.)

  • Anonymous

    Pamela A. Bicket and Zachary Cohen+

    Mr. and Mrs. Y. S. Liu

    Joseph and Marie Field

    HF Lenfest Fund

    John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick

    Joan M. Moran and William J. Fenza+

    Mark and Robin Rubenstein

    Jay H. Tolson

    Dr. R. J. Wallner

    Penelope and Thomas Watkins        

    + deceased

  • Anonymous

    Donald Abrams

    Frank S. Bayley

    Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz

    Cecilia Brauer*+

    Lois and Julian Brodsky

    Bill and Laura Buck

    Ms. Ernestine B. Cairns

    Julika Castro

    Mr. Andrew Chan

    Mr. Gerald Chan

    Ronnie C. Chan

    Anthony B. Creamer III

    Gordon and Patricia Fowler

    Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman

    Deborah M. Fretz

    Mr. Charles C. Freyer and Ms. Judith Durkin Freyer

    Mignon and Jim Groch

    Wayne and Wilhelmina Hardee

    Andrew Jacobs* and Katherine Park

    Linda E. Johnson

    Estate of Joyce Carlin Levy

    Lisa and Gie Liem

    Cornelia B. and R. Ashbrook McCann

    Susan and Frank Mechura

    John J. Medveckis

    Laura and Kenneth Mitchell

    Mr. Allen J. Model and Dr. Roberta Gausas

    Edward A. Montgomery Jr.

    Bob and Guna Mundheim

    Rosalind and Roy Neff

    C. Richard Neu and Virginia L. Ambrosini

    Robert and Lynne Pollack

    Bob and Caro Rock

    Cecilia Segawa Seigle

    Nina Baroness von Maltzahn+

    Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wendt

    Ms. Betty Whelchel and Mr. Doug Kruse

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased

  • Anonymous

    Tobe Amsterdam

    Ruth T. Baker*

    Peter A. Benoliel and Willo Carey

    Derek and Sissela Bok

    Robert J. Carwithen*+

    Elissa Koljonen* and Roberto Díaz*

    John J. Downes, M.D.+

    Bruce and Deborah Duncan Foundation

    Peter and Pamela Freyd

    Professor Frank F. Furstenberg Jr., in memory of Nina Segre

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerome R. Glickman

    Gordon and Llura Gund

    The CHG Charitable Trust

    Pamela M. and James H. Hill

    William A. Horn, M.D.*

    Marsha Hunter* and Brian K. Johnson

    Joan and Irwin Jacobs Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

    Mary M. Lane

    Nancy Maruyama, M.D.

    Sandra Miller* and Wayne Olson

    William S. Mulherin and Joseph F. Baker

    Mrs. John A. Nyheim

    Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Peters

    Catherine and Michael Radbill

    Rinaldi Family, Jacobs Music

    Judith and James Ritchings

    Suzanne Roberts+ Cultural Development Fund

    Dr. Sevgi B. Rodan

    Lyn M. Ross

    Thomas and Patricia Vernon

    Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams Jr.

    Barbara Eberlein and Jerry Wind

    Sue and Michael Young

    Marc Yun*

    Zisman Family Foundation

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased

  • Louis P. Barbarin and Virginia Barbarin

    Richard and Amanda Smoot

    Dr. Bettyruth Walter

    Carol A. Westfall

  • Joyce Arsnow

    Jim and Janet Averill

    Eileen Baird+

    Shawn Benoliel-Lawrence

    Victoria Bok

    William R. Brody and Hyunah Yu

    Robert Bryan and Julie Jensen

    Elia D. Buck and Caroline B. Rogers

    Michael and Corinne DeNucci Family Fund

    Mrs. Edith R. Dixon

    Mary Lou Falcone*

    Marcy Gringlas and Joel Greenberg

    Blake Hinson* directed through Charlotte and William Hinson Family Foundation

    Scott and Yardly Jenkins

    Martin+ and Sondra Landes

    Fran and Leon Levy

    Carol and Howard Lidz

    William A. Loeb

    Sharon and Frank Lorenzo

    James P. MacElderry and Marilyn S. Fishman

    Sandy and David Marshall

    James and Betty Matarese

    Paul H. McKelvie

    C. Justin Miller*

    Adam R. Nelson, Esq.

    James O’Neill and David Rubin

    Daria and Estate of R. Anderson Pew

    Jerry+ and Bernice Rubenstein

    Renee and Martin Schultz

    Drs. Peter Scoles and Angela Smith-Scoles

    Rebecca and Daniel Shapiro

    Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Shipley III

    Jean and Gene Stark

    Barbara Augusta Teichert

    Charles C. and Alison Townsend

    Dominique van de Stadt and Octavio Pajaro^

    Peggy Wachs

    Mr. Robert J. Weiner

    Chiona Xanthopoulou-Schwarz

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased

    ^ Curtis parent

  • Mr. and Mrs. James M. Buck III

    Phil and Meg Cavanaugh

    Mr. Bradford L. Clayman

    Dr. and Mrs. Harris R. Clearfield

    Laura and Edward Crawford^

    Peter S. Cressman

    Marci Generose

    Dr. Frederic and Trudy Honigman

    Lawrence and Toba Kerson

    Mr. and Mrs. D. Christopher Le Vine

    Madelyn Mignatti

    Neil Oxman, Esq.

    Constance Benoliel Rock+

    Beatrice S. Rossman

    Katie and Tony Schaeffer

    Mr. David Schwartz

    Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shapiro

    Samuel and Kate Sidewater

    William H. Smith III

    Harold and Emily Starr^

    Mark N. Steinberger and Ann C. Lebowitz

    Ellen J. Steiner

    Lawrence Tarlow*

    Bobby Towcimak

    Ivana Vavra

    Drs. Thomas and Dennie P. Wolf

    Robert Zimet

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased

    ^ Curtis parent

  • Charlotte H. Biddle

    Lois Boyce

    Eric Brauer and Luanne McGrain

    Mr. Edward S. Brown and Ms. Susan M. Garber

    Joan Chait

    Mr. and Mrs. Anthony A. Clifton

    Dr. Stuart and Carol Cohn

    Frank and Margery Cooper

    Drs. Jonas and Susan Ellenberg

    Judith and Daniel Francis

    Joe and Kathy Gallagher

    Susan and Sherwood “Woody” Goldberg

    Bruce Jay Gould, M.D.

    Susan L. Graham

    John L. Herrick

    Brian Jandrucko

    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Javian

    Jan and Bob Keefe^

    John A. and Catherine M Koten Foundation

    William Lake Leonard

    Joan W. Mackie

    Craig Maynard

    Joseph and Jeanne McGinn

    Christopher Millard*

    Alan Morrison*

    Jay and Gretchen Riley

    Mary Ellen and Carl Schneider

    Helen E. Scott

    Bonnie and Harris Sklar

    Mark Russell Smith* and Ellen Dinwiddie Smith*

    Martin P. Stepper*

    Eileen Marolla and Charles Sterne III+

    Patricia* and R.V. “Bud” Stone

    Gaynor Strickler

    Mrs. Eva-Maria Tausig

    Mr. and Ms. Osmo Vänskä

    Benjamin E. Zuckerman and Marian Robinson

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased

    ^ Curtis parent

  • Thomas J. Abrahamson

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Adelson

    Mr. Nigel W. Armstrong

    Robin J. Bernstein

    Jonathan Biss*

    Dr. Tomas J. Bok and Ms. Florentien de Ruiter

    Coren and Larry Bomback

    Mia Chung-Yee

    Steven Copes*

    George Crumb

    Mr. Stephen M. Cutler and Ms. Wendy Zimmermann

    Philippe de Bros*

    Dr. Joan DeJean

    Dr. and Mrs. Allan Dennis^

    Dr. Andrew Drake

    Elise Drake

    Diana Duke Duncan

    Mr. Arthur F. Ferguson

    Bayard and Stacy Fiechter

    Karen Fulton and John Fulton III

    Adele Aron Greenspun

    Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gulkis^

    Kate Hall

    Deborah and Jonathan Hirtle

    Roger M. Janssen*

    Ms. Melanie Jessen

    Mr. Jeffrey R. Jowett

    Gilbert and Rebecca Kerlin

    The Kessler Fund

    Mr. Jonathan T. Klein and Ms. Ellen E. Petri

    Jim and Jane Knox^

    Raymond and Carol Kujawa

    Alan and Deena Gu Laties

    Pauline P. Lee^

    Michele Levin*

    Mrs. Bernice R. Levinson

    Allison Nelson Loebbaka*

    Daniel Matsukawa*

    Ms. Mary Ann McConnell

    Anthony McGill* and Abby Fennessy

    Martha Morse

    Mr. Christopher Mossey

    Lambert* and Jan Orkis

    Zoë Pappas

    Mr. David Richman and Ms. Janet Perry

    Polly W. Riggs

    Mr. and Mrs. Gerald B. Rorer

    Dr. Lucy B. Rorke-Adams

    Shea Scruggs*

    Mr. Jennings P. Shankle*

    Ms. Martha J. Sheil

    Prof. Craig D. Sheppard and Mr. Gregory Wallace

    Mr. and Mrs. David Singer

    Jack Sutte*

    Eloise Wood

    Sharyn and Gail Zunz

    * alumnus/alumna

    ^ Curtis parent

  • Anonymous (3)

    Steven Ansell*

    Lindy Barocchi

    Sheila and Myron Bassman

    Mr. and Mrs. Ted Beilman

    Bruce C. Belzak

    Al Besse

    Ms. Sheila Bodine

    Richard A. Brand

    Miriam and Peter Burwasser

    Butler Family Foundation

    Miss Michelle A. Cann

    Yu Cao and Ping Li^

    The Catherwood Family

    Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

    Mark Cedel*^

    Anthony* and Benita* Checchia

    Caroline Coade*

    Polly Cohen

    Dr. and Mrs. David J. Dalton^

    Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Dichter

    Kathy and Frank Dilenschneider^

    Sally and Michael Feder

    Mr. Steven J. Fram, Esq.

    Alan and Margreet Francis

    Diane Frankel

    Philipp and Mary W. Gerdes^

    John J. Givens*

    Ms. Barbara A. Gold

    Mary and Harvey Goldstein

    Walter Gray*

    Alan and Julie Halpern^

    Ms. Linda Hanna

    Mrs. Nancy Heinzen

    Mr. Dennis Hummel

    Jack and Marion Jacobs^

    Laura and Bernard Jacobson

    Uschi Joseph*

    Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Judy

    Donald and Dorothy Kardon

    Mr. Philip J. Kass

    Joyce and Sam Krain

    Ewa Lewis

    Jeff Lewis and Mary Ann Rossi

    Maxine de S. Lewis

    Jun-Ching Lin*

    Cletus P. Lyman

    Mr.+ and Mrs. A. Bruce Mainwaring

    Carl and Denise Majeski^

    Dr. and Ms. Morton S. Mandell

    Samuel P. Mandell Foundation

    Dr. and Mrs W. Steven Mark

    Robert McDonald*

    Phyllis Melhado

    Gina Montana and Family

    Mr. Lorenzo R. Muti

    Mr. Arthur E. Newbold IV

    Sheldon and Barbara Novack

    Mr. Eric J. Owens*

    Susie and Geoff Mills

    Dr. and Mrs. Joel Porter

    Mr. Steve Poses and Ms. Christina L. Sterner

    Ms. Krista G. Reichard

    David Reinhardt

    Mr. Lawrence Scharf

    Dawn Marie Schlegel

    Ken Schoenholz and Jace Stern

    Mr. and Mrs. David Schroeder

    Mark and Judy Copeland Schulman

    Mr. Henry Scott and Prof. Yumi N. Scott

    Jane Shaulis*

    Mr. Joseph E. Somogyi

    Peter L. Steffa Jr.

    Ms. Lisbeth Stiffel

    Mimi Stillman*

    Rick Stout*

    James and Photeine Stynes

    Mrs. Arlene Tashlick

    Dr. Anne L. Taylor

    Mr. and Mrs. Radclyffe F. Thompson

    Ms. Mary W. Trevor and Mr. Max Rabinovitsj

    James H. Vail*

    Daniel Wang* and Aldarcy Lewis Wang

    Stewart Watson

    Steven and Janet Weinberger

    Ruth Winter

    Susan Woelzl

    Edward Yarwood

    Vic Yerrid*

    Laurent Yoon

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased

    ^ Curtis parent

Tribute Gifts

Many of the generous friends of Curtis make their gifts “In honor of” or “In memory of” faculty, alumni, friends, and family. We recognize these thoughtful tributes of $500 or more below.

(These lists encompass gifts received after June 1, 2021, as of September 22, 2022.)

  • Julius Baker*
    Bart Feller*
    Mimi Stillman*

    Cecilia Brauer*
    Maureen McMahon
    Anton and Nancy Shipman
    Ms. Susan Woodard

    Rosamonde and Orlando* Cole^
    Amy L. Brodo
    Walter Gray*

    Gianna Rolandi Davis*
    Kathryn Day
    Barney L. Jones and Bridget M. Jones
    Dawn Marie Schlegel
    Jane Shaulis*
    Ms. Martha J. Sheil
    Ms. Lisbeth Stiffel
    William C. Vance
    Susan Woelzl

    Anthony Gigliotti*^
    Eli Eban*
    Mr. Joseph A. Smith*

    Szymon Goldberg
    Sarah Kwak*
    Joyce and Tom Orchard^

    John Hartman
    Bonnie Hartman
    John Hartman

    Ben Heinzen
    Nancy Heinzen
    Scott and Yardly Jenkins
    Donald and Dorothy Kardon

    Alan Hirsig
    Scott and Yardly Jenkins
    Richard and Amanda Smoot

    Fred Horwitz
    Susan R. Freedman
    Mr. Steven J. Fram, Esq.
    The Horowitz Family
    Patrice M. Meyers and Edward N. Kurland

    Constance W. Benoliel-Rock
    Mr. and Mrs. Jeffry Benoliel
    Leslie Benoliel
    Peter A. Benoliel and Willo Carey
    Shawn Benoliel-Lawrence

    Sol Schoenbach
    John J. Givens*
    Christopher Millard*

    Roger M. Scott*
    Miles* and Susan Davis
    Susan M. Davis
    Mr. Eugene D. Jablonsky

    Eleanor Sokoloff*^
    James Adler* and Scott Oaks
    Jeffrey Chappell
    Barbara A. Gold
    James Meyerhoff and Laurie M. Sokoloff*
    Craig D. Sheppard

    Charles Sterne III
    Eileen Baird
    Bruce C. Belzak
    Michael A. Bloom
    DeDe and Tony Brown
    Pauline A. Candaux and Solomon H. Katz
    Margaret Dooley
    Mary K. Doran
    Richard A. Doran
    Michael Duncan
    Stephen A. Ehrlich
    John V. Fiorella
    Deborah M. Fretz
    Ms. Emily Greenberg
    David I. Haas
    Pamela Harrington
    James Harris
    Karen Heller
    Bruce Jay Gould, M.D.
    Scott and Yardly Jenkins
    William A. Loeb
    Mr. and Mrs. David
    Eileen Marolla
    Amy Miller
    Cathy Neifeld
    Constance Scheurer
    Mary Ellen and Carl Schneider
    Daniel Seltzer
    Mark N. Steinberger and Ann C. Lebowitz
    Jamie Swidler
    Elizabeth Warshawer
    Marjorie Weiss
    Kerry and Brad Woodward
    Jess Wrobel
    Sue and Michael Young

    Karen Tuttle*
    Caroline Coade*
    Marylène M. Gingras-Roy

    John B. Weaver*
    Paul A. Jacobs*
    Alan Morrison*

    Joanne Marion Azsucha Zaninelli
    John S. Cornacchione
    Claire Danielson
    Adelita Shelp
    Jeff Zasucha

    Other Memorial Gifts

    • The Kessler Fund, in memory of Michael Bookspan
    • Jane K. Butler, in memory of Ralph A. Buck Jr.
    • Lawrence and Gina Brent, in memory of Jimmy Brent
    • Mr. and Mrs. Marc Rash, in memory of Reba Robinson Cannon*
    • Ms. Anne Sullivan and Mr. Rudolf Schock, in memory of Marilyn Costello*
    • Ms. Harriet R. Brumberg and Mr. Robert M. Kramer, in memory of Laura P. Crawford
    • Michele Levin*, in memory of Peter Serkin*
    • Richard* and Julie King, in memory of John J. DiLutis*
    • Mary Ann McConnell, in memory of Bernard Dudek
    • Zunz Family Fund, in memory of Marlene Facher
    • Peter and Carol Kern, in memory of William Fenza
    • George X. Fu, in memory of Tao Fu
    • Anonymous, in memory of Lilian Kallir^ and Claude Frank^
    • Ms. Helene H. Layton, in memory of Edward Goldberg
    • Janet Crane, M.D., in memory of Laurence D. Greenberg
    • Carol Holden, in memory of Thomas Holden*
    • Sumiko Tsujimoto, in memory of Mieczyslaw Horszowski
    • Harrington E. Crissey, in memory of Mason Jones*
    • Linda J. Schroeder, in memory of William Kincaid
    • Glen Bowling*, in memory of Loren Kitt
    • Susie and Geoff Mills, in memory of Mary Ann Klussmann
    • Dr. Frederic and Trudy Honigman, in memory of Jaqueline Kovach
    • Daniel Matsukawa*, in memory of Simon Kovar
    • Jill Bailiff*, in memory of Robert Lambert*
    • Prof.* and Mrs. Stephen West, in memory of Sylvia Olden Lee
    • James Adler* and Scott Oaks, in memory of Seymour Lipkin
    • William Wright*, in memory of Ralph McLane
    • Spencer Crockett*, in memory of Jane Hill Meyer
    • Patricia Michaelian*, in memory of Ernest and Stella Michaelian^
    • Toni Alperin Goldberg, in memory of Ghenady Mierson*
    • Anthony McGill* and Abby Fennessy, in memory of Donald Montanaro*
    • Mrs. Geraldine C. Schneeberg, in memory of Dr. Jay Mortimer
    • Andrew Hilary Grams*, in memory of Otto-Werner Mueller
    • William S. Mulherin and Joseph F. Baker, in memory of E. Walker Mulherin
    • Trudy Wallace San Filippo*, in memory of Howard Nevison
    • Barbara R. Sonies, in memory of Obelix
    • Mark Cedel*^, in memory of Maria de Pasquale
    • Mr. David Kunstler, in memory of Aaron Rosand*
    • Joel Rosenbloom, in memory of Joan Rosenbloom
    • Prof. Tonu Kalam and Ms. Karyn Ostrom, in memory of Max Rudolf
    • Beatrice S. Rossman, in memory of Anna Salkin
    • James Adler* and Scott Oaks, in memory of Rudolf Serkin^
    • Wilma S. Slyoff, in memory of Charles A. Slyoff

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased

    ^ Curtis parent

  • Sharon Bertha
    Sharon Bertha MacCabe*
    Thomas B. MacCabe

    Gary* and Naomi Graffman
    Robert McDonald*
    Adrian Ruiz*

    Ida Kavafian
    Ted Beilman
    Melissa L. White
    Eleanor Winslow

    Bob and Guna Mundheim
    Joan and Paul Schreiber
    Philanthropic Fund of the
    Jewish Communal Fund
    Mr. Harris Williams

    Mark and Robin Rubenstein
    Erwin Greenberg and
    Stephanie Cooper Greenberg
    Deborah and Jonathan Hirtle
    Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Judy

    Other Honorary Gifts

    • Thomas J. Abrahamson, in honor of Genevieve Doris Abramson
    • Eunice L. and Henry deH. Alexander^, in honor of James E. Alexander*
    • Edward J. Crawford, in honor of John-Henry Crawford*
    • Kimberly Olson^, in honor of Julian Arsenault*
    • Dr. and Mrs. Allan Dennis^, in honor of Roberto Díaz*
    • Ms. Helene H. Layton, in honor of Stephen Goldberg
    • Julie M. Halpern, in honor of Joshua Halpern*
    • Marilyn Gray, in honor of the Horwitz Piano Master Class
    • Judy Wertheim, in honor of Sophia Hunt
    • John P. Russo, in honor of Lydia Walton Ignacio
    • Mr. and Mrs. George* C. Chase, in honor of Frank Kaderabek
    • Katie and Mark Kessler, in honor of Jack Kessler
    • Robert H. Horner and Polly Ashworth^, in honor of Paul Krzywicki
    • Alan and Deena Gu Laties, in honor of Dr. Alan M. Laties
    • Christine Berrettini, in honor of Jane Lemmon’s Birthday
    • Emily Langlie and Steve Miletich^, in honor of Edgar Meyer
    • Ms. Kate J. Liu, in honor of Robert McDonald*
    • Gordon and Patricia Fowler, in honor of Ned Montgomery
    • Diane and Paul Kretschmann, in honor of Lambert* and Jan Orkis
    • John and Marcia Ott^, in honor of Ned Rorem*
    • Mark Cedel*^, in honor of Joseph de Pasquale*
    • Yaling Phillippi^, in honor of Cynthia Phillippi*
    • Michael Hope*, in honor of Slavko Popovic*
    • David Davis, in honor of Betty Jean Rieders
    • Mr. Craig M. Ebner and Mr. Steven Butler, in honor of Bea Rossman’s 100th birthday
    • Lawrence Scharf, in honor of Susan Scharf
    • Nadya Tichman*, in honor of Yumi N. Scott*
    • Judy Wertheim, in honor of Peggy Wachs
    • Maria Thompson, in honor of Penny Watkins
    • Janet Mangano, in honor of the Yang/Guenther Family
    • Paul* and Lucille Windt, in honor of Efrem Zimbalist

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased        

    ^ Curtis parent

Founder’s Society

Following in the visionary and extraordinary footsteps of Mary Louise Curtis Bok, the Founder’s Society honors all who have included the Curtis Institute of Music as a beneficiary under their wills, trusts, life-insurance policies, retirement plans, and other estate-planning arrangements. Curtis greatly appreciates their forward-thinking commitment to Curtis.

(List complete as of September 22, 2022.)

  • Anonymous (6)

    Carolyn Stanford Adams*

    James R. Adler*

    Nina+ and William A. Albert

    Tobe Amsterdam

    Charles A. Armitage*

    Audrey Axinn*

    Eileen M. Baird+

    Edith W. Barnes

    Jacqueline Eppinoff Bassis*+

    Joanne DiMaria Bates*

    Frank S. Bayley

    Joel D. Beaver

    Peter A. Benoliel

    George R. Bernato, Ph.D.

    Charlotte H. Biddle

    Dr. Claire Boasi

    Mrs. Cary William Bok+

    Blair J. Bollinger*

    Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz

    Edwin H.+ and Joyce M. Bowers

    David E. Brinson

    Steven and Colleen Brooks

    Anthony J. Brown

    Andrew D. Brownstein

    Pauline A. Candaux

    Norman Carol*

    Robert J. Carwithen*+

    Mark Cedel*

    Marjorie Gibson Chauvel*+

    Anthony P. Checchia*

    Dr. and Mrs. Harris R. Clearfield

    Patricia Conway

    James and Cynthia Cook

    Margaret S. Cooke

    Peter S. Cressman

    Julie P. Curson

    Miles* and Susan Davis

    Susan D. DeCamp

    Dorothy J. del Bueno, Ed.D.+

    Roberto Díaz*

    Evan and Mary Ann Dunnell

    Bernard L. Edelstein+

    Frederick and Barbara+ Engstrom

    Anne C. Ewers

    W. Rowe+ and Anne T. Fesperman

    Bayard R. Fiechter

    Robert Fitzpatrick*+

    Barbara+ and Leonard Frank

    Beverly Werner Freeman

    Marie E. Frey

    Mr. Charles C. Freyer and Ms. Judith Durkin Freyer

    Edith Evans Frumin*

    Dinah F. Fulton

    Andrew G. Geoghegan

    George W. Gephart Jr.

    John J. Givens*

    Elizabeth P. Glendinning+

    Barbara A. Gold*, in honor of Eleanor B. Sokoloff *^+

    Rachel Bok Goldman

    Dr. Harriet Goodman^

    Jeanne Lorraine Goodson, in memory of Wilhelmina Hoffman*+

    Bruce Jay Gould, M.D.

    Gary* and Naomi+ Graffman

    Adele H. Gray

    Daron Aric Hagen*

    Nancy S. Halpern

    Daniel Hansburg, Esq., in honor of Rudolf ^+ and Peter*+ Serkin

    Laura C. Hart

    Helene Hathaway Layton

    Carol A. Hauptfuhrer

    Rita E. and Gustave M.+ Hauser

    Gary and Linda Hauze^

    Mr. and Mrs. Bernard G.+ Heinzen

    Alan+ and Nancy Hirsig

    Karolyn Kirksey Holler+

    Marsha Hunter*

    Michele Hyk-Farlow

    Nancy and Rodney Johnson

    Lois Gering Jungas*

    Tonu Kalam*

    Plato S.*+ and Dorothy Krebill* Karayanis

    Carole W. and Samuel H. Karsch

    D. Scott+ and Carol Kelley

    Mr.+ and Mrs.+ David H. Kilmer

    Bobby Ellen Kimbel, Ph.D.

    Peter King

    Kenneth Kogan

    Deborah Komins

    Judy Krasnov

    Felix G.*+ and Marcia H. Kraus

    Zelda Sue Kremer+

    Ronald E. Kressman*

    Ottilie V. Laden

    Robin+ and Kathie Ledwith

    Bong S. Lee, M.D.

    Owen and Chieh Chang* Lee

    Gerry+ and Marguerite Lenfest

    Florence+ and Milton Levy+

    Michael Licitra

    Carol S. and Howard L. Lidz

    Gie and Lisa Liem^

    William A. Loeb

    Gary Logsdon*

    Avron J. Maletzky, M.D.+

    Sandra and David Marshall

    Mr. and Mrs. James M. Matarese

    Sondra Matesky+

    Winifred W. Mayes*+

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCarthy

    Evelyn L. McCarty*

    Dr. Donald G. McDonald*+

    Daniel S. McDougall*

    David McGill*

    Dr. Kenneth M. McNeil+

    Susan and Frank Mechura

    John J. Medveckis

    Phyllis Melhado

    Madelyn Mignatti

    Edward and Susan+ Montgomery

    Joan M. Moran and William J. Fenza+

    James H. Kelleher and Derrik R. G. Morris

    Alan Morrison*

    Barbara Moskow*

    William S. Mulherin and Joseph F. Baker

    Ronald+ and Barbara Nelson

    C. Richard Neu

    John A. Nyheim+

    Jennifer Orchard*

    John N. Park

    Joan Lardner Paul

    R. Anderson Pew+

    B. J. Phillips

    Sharman Plesner*

    Robert Pollack

    John W. Pruett*

    Cynthia Raim*

    Claudia C. Rash

    Helen K. Rehl

    Heide Rice, M.D.*

    Martin Riskin

    Dr. Sevgi B. Rodan

    Aaron Rosand*+

    Dr. Harry Rosenthal

    Mrs. Samuel R. Rossman

    Joanne Rubel

    Brett Rubinson

    Karen Saler

    Constance Scheurer

    Enid Curtis Bok Schoettle+

    Cecilia Segawa Seigle

    Michael and Julie Serber^

    Robert and Joan Shaffer

    Richard A. Shapp*

    Martha J. Sheil*

    Peter B. Shevell, in honor of Dorothea Posel

    Samuel R. Shipley

    Lisa Karen Shusko

    Steven P. Singer, M.D. and Alan Salzman, M.D.

    Ronald D. Smith, M.D.

    Amanda W. Smoot

    Dr. Noel Snyder*

    Eleanor B. Sokoloff *^+

    Martin P. Stepper*

    Charles Sterne III+

    Mr.+ and Mrs. Josiah Stevenson IV

    Erna Szekeres

    Arlene and Irving+ Tashlick

    James Testa

    Shirley Trepel*

    Benita Valente*

    Thomas G. Waldman+

    Claudia Walker*

    Penelope Wike Watkins

    Mr. and Mrs.+ Emanuel Weinstein

    Alex*+ and Marguerite Wilson

    Eleanor Winslow

    Dr. Thomas Wolf

    Elizabeth A. Wright

    Efrem Zimbalist III

    Marian Robinson and Benjamin E. Zuckerman

    Raymond and Joan Zumoff

    * alumnus/alumna          

    + deceased        

    ^ Curtis parent

Corporate Partners, Foundations, and Government Support

We deeply appreciate the gifts from the following corporations, organizations, foundations, and government agencies. Their generosity supports the financial health and vibrancy of programs essential to the Curtis Institute of Music.

(These lists encompass gifts received after June 1, 2021, as of September 22, 2022.)

  • Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation

    William B. Dietrich Foundation

    Joseph and Marie Field Foundation

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

    Estate of John LaSalandra

    Estate of Dr. Avron J. Maletzky

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Estate of Aaron Rosand

    U.S. Department of Education

    William O. Winstead Trust

  • BNY Mellon

    Julian A. and Lois G. Brodsky Foundation

    Ernestine Bacon Cairns Trust

    Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

    The Edwin B. Garrigues Foundation

    The Leo Model Foundation

    National Philanthropic Trust

    Harold and Helene Schonberg Pianist

    Scholarship Trust

    Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation

    Wendt Charitable Foundation

    Wilmington Trust Company

    Wyncote Foundation

  • American Endowment Foundation

    Auldridge Fund

    Robert Carwithen Music Foundation

    CHG Charitable Trust

    Bruce and Deborah Duncan Foundation

    Elliott-Lewis Corporation

    Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.

    The Gordon Charter Foundation

    The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation

    Estate of Marilyn Anne Honsinger

    Syde Hurdus Foundation, Inc.

    Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego

    Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

    The Peters Family Trust

    Rinaldi Family, Jacobs Music

    Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund

    Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

  • LPL Financial

    PNC Bank Foundation

  • Selma Ankist Family Trust

    Connelly Foundation

    Council for Canadian-American Relations


    INTECH Construction

    James Investment Company

    Jephson Educational Trusts

    JKG Florida Business Corp

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Landes Family Foundation


    Estate of Milton L. Rock

    Wachs Family Foundation

    Waverly Heights Retirement Community

  • Amaranth Foundation

    Louis N. Cassett Foundation

    Clayman Family Foundation

    Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation

    Marguerite Festorazzi Trust

    Victoria M. Le Vine and Victory Foundation

    Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation

    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

    Presser Foundation

    David* and Jane Schwartz Family Trust

    Sidewater Family Foundation, Inc.

  • The BlackBaud Giving Fund

    Catherine R. and Anthony A. Clifton Foundation

    Curtis Parents in Korea^

    George W. Decker Trust

    Ernst and Elfriede Frank Foundation, Inc.

    Jackson National Life Insurance Company

    John A. and Catherine M. Koten Foundation

    The McCausland Foundation

    Rittenhouse Foundation

    Mrs. Eva-Maria Tausig

    Wipfli LLP

    WSFS Bank Foundation

    ^ Curtis parent

  • Marta and Robert Adelson Family Foundation

    Catherwood Family Fund at The Philadelphia Foundation

    Charities Aid Foundation of America C/O


    DDK Foundation

    Dynamic Duo Charitable Trust of

    William Goldman Foundation

    Graham Partners, Inc.

    Charlotte and William Hinson

    Charitable Foundation

    Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

    Samuel P. Mandell Foundation

    The New York Community Trust

    Rorer Foundation

    Howell Lockhart Seiple Trust

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

    Employee Giving Program

    Morgan Stanley

    Estate of Marilyn J. Steeg