New York City Children’s Theater gratefully acknowledges the support of its generous donors.

  • Government Departments & Agencies

    Council Member Chin
    Council Member Cumbo
    Council Member Dickens
    Council Member Garodnick
    Council Member Koo
    Council Member Koslowitz
    Council Member Levine
    Council Member Matteo
    Council Member Wills
    Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
    National Endowment for the Arts
    New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council
    New York City Department of Education
    New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
    New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
    New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

  • Foundations

    Anonymous Family Foundation
    Con Edison
    The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
    The Ford Foundation
    Friars Club/National Association Foundation, Inc.
    Howard Gilman Foundation
    Hyde and Watson Foundation
    David R. Goode Charitable Trust
    The Goode Family Foundation
    Kinder Morgan Foundation
    Linden Arts Fund for Children
    Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.
    NY Community Trust
    Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Foundation
    The Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation
    The Shubert Foundation
    The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
    The Craig B. Tate Foundation

  • Corporations

    American Express
    Goldman, Sachs & Co.
    Kenneth Cole Productions
    UBS Financial Services

The Tony and Anna Kayafas Special Education Fund

The Tony and Anna Kayafas Special Education Fund, created by 2014 Gala Honorees Stan and Helen Kayafas, supports special needs arts education in District 75 schools in New York City. Our goal is to bring special needs students exceptional arts-in-education programs that will help increase their communication, engagement, discovery, focus and time on task.

New Works Funds

The Estate of Iris Ruina New Works Fund helps us to start projects by identifying and commissioning new writers, while the Goode Family Commissioning Fund supports the further development of new work for our main stage. These funds ensure we are creating powerful productions for young audiences that spark imagination, teach empathy and foster creativity.

Thank you to our individual donors for your generosity and support!

$10,000+

Lisa & Andrew Glass
Stanley & Helen Kayafas
Eric D. Laufer & Giovanna Randall
Marietta Ries Lavicka & Matthew Lavicka
Barbara Zinn Krieger & Paul Krieger

$5,000-$9,999

Norman & Linda Dimson
Christina & Martha Goode
Hope & Robert Helfenstein
Melanie & David Weinraub

$1,000-$4,999

David Benken & Rosemarie Palombo
Andrew Blazaitis & Erin Eisenberg
Sally & Thatcher Brown
Ann Doyle & Michael Schmitt
Gregory Duepner & Kimberley Fiterman-Duepner
Richard Forrestel, Jr.
Cindy & Dan Gerhard
Grant Melocik Sales
Melissa Hurd
Andrew & Holly Krieger
Matthew & Tegan Quint
Jay & Elaine Unkeless
Kara Unterberg
Marilyn & Michael Yanowitch
Philip M. & Diane Zinn

$250-$999

Anonymous (2)
Sue Ellen Appleman
Martina Arroyo
William Askew
Meskerem Asrat
Daniel Baumol & Sabrina Lee
Robert & Elizabeth Bergsten
Basheer Bergus
Renata Bowman & Ed Selig
Century Elevator
Kathleen Chalfant
Nathan & Emily Christensen
Controlled Combustion, Co.
Rita Dattola
Barry Dimson
Wallace & Lorraine Dimson
Marilyn Dimson-Doyle & Alan Doyle
Richard Donovan & Susan Fawcett
Kenneth Fakler
Sam & Judy Florman
James & Jill Gabbe
Herman Gans
Michael Genatt
Holly Gewandter & Nancy Heller
Michael Goldberg
Judith Green & James Kurtz
Charles & Susan Greenberg
Ken Greiner
Kenneth Gross
Brandon C. Gruner, Esq. & Dr. Michele L. Gruner
Donna Haggarty
Faith Hamlin
Itzhak Hashinovsky
Hercules Coinomatic Corp.
Richard & Francine Hogsett
Industrial Distributors, Inc.
Douglas & Nancy Ingram
Tom Kalamotousakis
Michael Kane
Gregory & Peggy Karem
Ted Kaufman
Ira Kawaller & Joanna Knobler
Tony Kayafas
Michael Kitsis & Ichun Lai
Stacey Lender
Luann Leno
Marc Leno
Alyssa & Ira Wilk Lifshutz
Mark & Debra Sue Lorenzen
Mike Lubin
Damon & Kimberly Marshall
Richard McCune
Francine Monaco
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
New York Music Festival
New York Urban
Tony & Sybille Pearson
Alicia Perez
Power Cooling
George Wilson Reithoffer
Denise Rekem
Kathryn Richdale
Jennifer Ries
Rockledge Scaffold Corp.
Fran Rodin-Kotin
Royal Treatment
Mark Russo
Jane & Morley Safer
Javier Sanchez
Carl & Aviva Saphier
Donna Schieffer
Mo Schome
Elliot & Madeleine Shriftman
M. James Spitzer, Jr.
Kathleen Stafford
Annette Stover
Andrea Turbin
Dan Venning
Susan & Larry Weiner
Philip Weisner
Penny Welsh
Leonard B. Zelin

$50-$249

Anonymous (4)
Kimara Ahnert
Judith B. Albano
Richard Barna
Laurie Berkner & Brian Mueller
Elizabeth Berridge
Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell & Timothy Blackwell
Rosalind Bologh
Laura Branchini
Troy Brekken
Leonard Brous & Helen Garey
Leslie Builon
Lane Burgess & Matt Loney
Anna Coatsworth
Kenneth Cohen
John Coles
Eva Costa
Ellin Cowie
Susan Cronin
Alan Culler
Wayne Deangelo
Violet Diamant
Nina Dimitriadou
Ken & June Feldman
Emilia Felkner
Andrew I. Frank
Gina Garvin
Anthony Geramita
Leo Goodman & Julie Griffith
Rebekah Greenwald
Judy Grossman
Emma Halpern
Barry Hamilton
Bobbi Jessani
Elias Kalambogias
Patricia Kalambogias
Robert Kenet
Robert & Donna Kennedy
Paul & Karen Kim
Joan Klaus
Judith Kuhn
Bridget & Howard Linnenmann
Julie Mallin
Lisa Margonelli
Jackie Maruschak
Hope Menaker
Michele Miller
Ahmed Mitwalli
Matt Morgan & Amy Nathanson
Mary Murphy
Alton Murray
Katherine Nakos
Jamie Nguyen
Alissa O’Neill
Elizabeth O’Neill
Nelson Ornelas
Frank Oswald
Richard Pascoe
Daniel Posener
Barbara Reilly
Daniel Richards
Karen Roth
Mariko Sakita
Fritz & Rose Sanchez
David Schwartz & Trudy Zohn
Morris Shriftman
Lauren Simhon
Ashley Sokol
Sarah Stern
Caroline Thompson
Melissa Vivino
Tatjana von Steiger
Walter Wasilewski
Patricia Webb
Kenny Weiner
Ron Wender
Susan White
Lorraine M. Wint-Johnson
Hulya Yilmaz
Philip D. & Lee Zinn

Advisory Circle

Gary Adamsen
Sally Brown
Doug Cox
Jill Gabbe
Jim Gabbe
Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell
Cindy Gerhard
Donna Haggarty
Emily Arnold Mccully
Sybille Pearson
Tony Pearson
Randy Penn
Josh Penzell
Jeffrey Rosenstock
Jeanne M. Stafford
Elaine Unkeless, JD, PhD
Dan Venning

Our funders are the lifeblood of New York City Children’s Theater

If your agency, foundation or corporation would like to join these outstanding members of the community, please
contact Andrew Frank at (212) 573-8791 ext.12, or via email.

Con Edison
Ford Foundation
Howard Gilman Foundation
NEA
DCA
The Shubert Foundation