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Founders Society Members


Guardians of Memory

Gifts of $25 million or more

Estate of Bernard Aptaker
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
Susan and William S. Levine and Family
Eric F.* and Lore* Ross

Trustees’ Circle

Gifts of $15 million or more

The Hillside Foundation - Allan and Shelley Holt
Samerian Foundation
David* and Fela Shapell Family Foundation
Linda and Schuyler Sylvers

Chairman’s Circle

Gifts of $10 million or more

The Crown and Goodman Family
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation


Gifts of $5 million or more

Albert Abramson*
Anne and Isidore Falk Charitable Foundation
Rafael Feferman*
Jeff and Toby Herr
Estate of Maria M. Hustace
The Sidney Kimmel Foundation
Family of William* and Sheila Konar
Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine
Estate of Marcia Mark
The Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Fund, Inc., and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Memorial Fund
Joan and Robert Rechnitz and Family
Deanie and Jay Stein
John and Janet Swanson
Howard Unger and Family
Bella Wexner* and Leslie H. and Abigail Wexner

Pillars of Memory

Gifts of $2 million or more

Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, Roberta and Irwin Chafetz, and Joan* and Ted* Cutler
Adelson Family Foundation and the Adelson Charitable Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
The Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation
Bildners - Joan and Allen z"l, Elisa Spungen and Rob, Nancy and Jim
Neil G. Bluhm Family
Helen M. Clawson*
Rena Rowan Damone*
The Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund
Estate of Suzette Derzavis
Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation, Inc.
Estate of Bernice and Louis Dozoretz, MD
The Feil Family
Estate of Eugenie Fromer
Howard L. and Judie Ganek
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation
Leslie and Susan*, Louis and Kelly Gonda
Ellen and Melvin* Gordon and Family
The Alexander Grass Foundation
Carylon* and Julius* Hemmelstein Family
The Katz Family
Jack* and Ina* Kay
The Klarman Family Foundation
The Kovler Family Foundation
Miles* and Chris* Lerman
Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joe Neubauer
Morris Leviloff Trust
Dr.* and Mrs. Alec C. Levin and Family
Howard M. Lorber and Family
Estate of Peter H. Lowenthal
The Judd, Randi, Stephen, and Barry Malkin Families
Maltz Family Foundation
The Marcus Foundation
Jennifer Loew Mendelson & Dan Mendelson
Milken Family Foundation
Jane and Daniel Och
Lucy and Murray* Pantirer Families
Estate of Elizabeth and Lee Pearl
Planethood Foundation, Inc.
Polsky Foundation
Ratner, Miller, Shafran Families
Righteous Persons Foundation
Arthur and Toni Rock
Renee and Edward Ross Foundation
The Helena Rubinstein Foundation
Estate of Dr. Juan J. Schaffer
Dennis Schuman Living Trust
Schwarz Foundation
The Nathan and Lilly Shapell Foundation and the Shapell Guerin Family Foundation
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation
The Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation
Deborah Simon
Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
The Oliver Stanton Foundation
Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Family
Victim List Project of the Swiss Bank Settlement (US District Court, Eastern District of New York, Hon. Edward R. Korman, presiding)
Hilda*, Otto*, Brenda, and Sandra Wolf
Marilyn and Sigi* Ziering


Gifts of $1 million or more

Anonymous (3)
Madlyn and Leonard Abramson
Robert* and Alice Abt
Charles S. Ackerman
Michel F. Adler
American Gays and Lesbians, Families and Friends
Ted* and Lin Arison
Bank of America Corporation
David and Betty-Jean Bavar
The Bender Family—Blake Construction
Tom A. and Andi Bernstein
Barbara S. Bluhm-Kaul and Family
Anne* and Ned* Bord
Braman Family Foundation
Martin*, Maurice, and Matthew* Bucksbaum Families
The Rhoda and David Chase Family Foundation, Inc.
The Chrysler Corporation Fund
The Coca-Cola Company
Craig and Deborah Cogut
The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation
Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation
Martin* and Luella Davis
Devinki, Pack and Kolkin Families
Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation
Cindy Stein Edelman
EMC Corporation
Fannie Mae Foundation
Dalck* and Rose* Feith Family
Ferenc Family Charitable Foundation of Brooklyn
Peter* and Adrienne Feuer
Gerald M.* and Mary L.* Fisch
Max M.* and Marjorie S.* Fisher
Mr.* and Mrs.* James Ingo Freed and Family
The Freed Foundation
Amy and Mort Friedkin
Lorraine and Jack N.* Friedman
Philip M. Friedmann Family
Susie and Michael Gelman
Dr. David and Joan Goldfarb
The Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation
Murray H. and Joan M. Goodman
Harold* and Sylvia* Greenberg
The Maurice R. and Corrine P. Greenberg Foundation
Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, Seed the Dream Foundation
Nathan* and Sophia* Gumenick
Joseph Gurwin Family Foundation
Sam* and Gladys Halpern
Estate of Helmut Hannes
The Merrill Hassenfeld Family
Dr. Donald and Sue Hecht
Erwin Herling*
Hoffberger Family Fund, Inc.
Allen, Dolores, Herbert, and Sidney Kohl Families
Doris and Simon* Konover
Murray and Ellen Koppelman and Sandra Glicksman
Koret Foundation
The Fred Kort Family
Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation
The Kraus Family Foundation
Ann Wolk Krouse and Paul C. Krouse*
Rae Kushner*
Ronald S., JoCarole, and Estée* Lauder and the Lauder Foundation
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
Leichtag Family Foundation
The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation
The Lerner Foundation
Gerard Leval—Arent Fox PLLC
Morris Leviloff Trust
Anita and Arnold* Lorber
Susan E. Lowenberg and David W. Lowenberg
The Lumer Family
Peter W. and Leni May
Alan and Amy Meltzer
Bernard* and Lusia Milch
Seymour* and Vivian Milstein
Estate of Bella Mischkinsky
David* and Ruth* Mitzner and Ira and Mindy Mitzner
Gary H. and Linda Z.* Oberlender
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patron and Marcia Patron*
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pell
Lynn and Lewis Pell
The Arnold S. and Madaleine Penner Family Foundation
Jennie Perelman Foundation
The Perlow Family
The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
Alan Pines, Mark Sarna, and Martin Statfeld
Irene and Abe* Pollin
Linda and Richard Price and Family
The Pritzker Family
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
Benjamin and Seema Pulier Charitable Foundation
Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick
Pearl Resnick*
Charles H. Revson Foundation
Lester Robbins* and Sheila Johnson Robbins
Marcus* and Ann Rosenberg
Gerald Rosenbluth*
Samuel* and Jean* Rothberg
Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation
The Sacks Family
Samberg Family Foundation
S. H. and Helen Scheuer Family Foundation
Irving* and Helen* Schneider
The Jerome and Saul Schottenstein Families
Estate of Trude Schreiber
Betty and Howard Schwartz Family Foundation
Joseph Schwartz Family Foundation
Elinor A. Seevak
J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust
Mickey Shapiro
Morris* and Evelyn* Sidewater
The Smith Kogod Families
The Sosland Family
Steven Spielberg
The Starr Foundation
The Sudikoff Family Foundation
Dr.* and Mrs. Laszlo Tauber and Family
Laurence* and Billie Tisch
Preston Robert Tisch*
Jack* and Helen Tramiel
The Max Webb Foundation
Frederick R. Weisman Philanthropic Foundation
Estate of Leon Weiss
Harry* and Judith* Wilf
The Wilf Family Foundation
The Winnick Family Foundation
The Severin Wunderman Family
The Zuckerman, Pantirer, Levenstein Families

Legacy of Light Founders Society

Members of the Legacy of Light Founders Society have provided written confirmation of planned giving and testamentary gift arrangements in which commitments of $1 million or more have been made to the Museum. The following individuals have given consent to being listed.

Trustees’ Circle

Estate commitments of $15 million or more

Linda and Schuyler Sylvers


Estate commitments of $5 million or more

Estate of Marcia Mark
Kurt L. and Marilyn Wallach

Pillars of Memory

Estate commitments of $2 million or more

Dr. Sidney Davidson
Kaja Finkler
Rebecca Knaster
Susan and William S. Levine
Louis F. Smith
Steven E. Zinn and Susan M. Zinn


Estate commitments of $1 million or more

Anonymous (4)
Allen I. and Joan* Bildner
Helen M. Clawson
Carol and Douglas Cohen
Amy and Andrew Cohn
Eva Cooper
Mimi Fiszel
Amy and Mort Friedkin
Howard L. and Judie Ganek
Connie and David Girard-DiCarlo
Allan R. Glass
Irene* and Carl Glassberg
Eric and Linda Horodas
Jeff Grinspoon and Jon Foley
Gayle A. Karhanek
Bobby E. Kimbel, PhD
Ann Wolk Krouse and Paul C. Krouse
Helen Farber Marshall
Alan and Amy Meltzer
Alfred Munzer
Gary H. and Linda Z. Oberlender
Linda and Richard Price and Family
William and Sandra Rosenbaum
Mark and Pam Rubin
Mickey Shapiro
Dee Dee and Eliot Simon
David S. Sklar
Alan Solomon, MD
Monty J. Strauss and Jane L. Winer
Arthur Strick, MD
Elaine Nina Tanay
Howard Unger
Hannah Kastan Weiss
Melanie E. and Bradley D. Wine
Diane Wohl