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Founders Society Members


The Founders Society recognizes our most generous donors who have made the exceptional cumulative commitment of $1 million or more. The Museum is profoundly grateful for their support, which ensures the far-reaching impact of our vitally important global institution.

Gifts as of April 5, 2023

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*
Linda and Schuyler Sylvers


Gifts of $20 million or more

The Hillside Foundation—Allan and Shelley Holt
Samerian Foundation

Trustees’ Circle

Gifts of $15 million or more

Helen M. Clawson*
Crown Families Philanthropies
David M. Rubenstein
David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation

Chairman's Circle

Gifts of $10 million or more

Family of William and Sheila Konar*
Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation


Gifts of $5 million or more 

Albert Abramson*
Charles S. Ackerman*
Anne and Isidore Falk Charitable Foundation
Rafael Feferman*
The Feil Family
Reggie Feuerstein, Lisa Feuerstein Maier, and Robert Feuerstein
Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Foundation
Jeff* and Toby Herr
Estate of Maria M. Hustace
The Sidney Kimmel Foundation
Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Estate of Marcia Mark
The Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Fund, Inc., and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Memorial Fund
Jane and Daniel Och
Joan and Robert* Rechnitz and Family
The Shapiro Family – Mickey Shapiro, Steven and Margie and Edward Shapiro
Deanie and Jay Stein
John and Janet Swanson
The Howard Unger Family
Bella Wexner* and Leslie H. and Abigail Wexner

Pillars of Memory

Gifts of $2 million or more 

Anonymous (5)
Gary and Pennie, Ronald and Anne, and Jeffrey Abramson
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
Bender Foundation, Inc.
Bildners—Joan and Allen z”l, Elisa Spungen and Rob, Nancy and Jim
Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation
Rena Rowan Damone*
The Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund
Estate of Suzette Derzavis
Devinki, Stahl, and Fink Families
Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation, Inc.
Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation
Estate of Eugenie Fromer
Howard L.* and Judie Ganek
Susie and Michael Gelman
Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation
Ellen and Melvin* Gordon and Family
The Alexander Grass Foundation
Estate of Andrew Harper
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
The Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Estate of Vera E. Loewy
Howard M. Lorber and Family
Estate of Peter H. Lowenthal
The Judd, Randi, Stephen, and Barry Malkin Families
The Marcus Foundation
Alan and Amy Meltzer
Jennifer Loew Mendelson and Dan Mendelson
Milken Family Foundation
Estate of Marie C. Nathan
Lucy and Murray Pantirer* Family
Estate of Elizabeth and Lee Pearl
The Perlow Family
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 Juan Jorge Schäffer
Dennis Schuman Living Trust
Schwarz Foundation
The Nathan and Lilly Shapell Foundation and the Shapell Guerin Family Foundation
The Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation
Deborah Simon
The Oliver Stanton Foundation
Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Family
Victim List Project of the Swiss Banks Settlement (US District Court, Eastern District of New York, Honorable Edward R. Korman, presiding)
Wilf Family Foundations
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
Michel F. Adler
Norman E. Alexander Family M Foundation, Inc.
American Gays and Lesbians, Families and Friends
Lynn K. Altman Trust
Ted* and Lin Arison
Barry J. and Heidi Aronoff
Bank of America Corporation
David and Betty-Jean Bavar
The Bender Family— Blake Construction
Jill and Jay Bernstein
Tom A. and Andi Bernstein
Melinda Bieber and Norman Pozez
Barbara S. Bluhm-Kaul and Family
Anne and Ned Bord*
Braman Family Foundation
Estate of Samuel Brandt
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
Amy and Andrew Cohn
Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation
Eva Cooper
Dr. Sidney Davidson
Martin* and Luella Davis
Estate of Bernice and Louis Dozoretz, MD
Cindy Stein Edelman
Irwin and Ginny Edlavitch
EMC Corporation
Fannie Mae Foundation
Ron and Deborah Feinstein
Dalck and Rose Feith* Family
Moti and Idit Ferder
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
Laura Ginns and Family
Irene and Carl Glassberg*
Dr. David* and Joan Goldfarb
The Goldsmith Family Foundation
Gonda Family Foundation
Murray H. and Joan M. Goodman
Estate of Bernard Gotfryd
Harold and Sylvia Greenberg*
The Maurice R. and Corrine P. Greenberg Foundation
Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, Seed the Dream Foundation
Martin and Ahuva Gross
Nathan and Sophia Gumenick*
Joseph Gurwin Family Foundation
Sam* and Gladys Halpern
Estate of Helmut Hannes
The Merrill Hassenfeld Family
Drs. Donald and Gwen Hecht
Erwin Herling*
Suzanne and Steven Hilton and Family
Hoffberger Family Fund, Inc.
Jones Day Foundation
Susan Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt
Carol and Edward Kaplan
The Kay Family Foundation, Inc.
Robert and Evyan Koenig
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 K. Kraft and Family
The Kraus Family Foundation
Ann Wolk Krouse and Paul C. Krouse*
Estate of Samuel Kuflik
Rae Kushner*
Ronald S., JoCarole, and Estée* Lauder and the Lauder Foundation
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
Marcia and Alan Lazowski
Vita and Bertram Lefkowitz
Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation
Leichtag Family Foundation
The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation
The Lerner Foundation
Gerard Leval—Arent Fox, PLLC
Karen and Bruce Levenson
Susan and Bart Lewis
Marianne* and Frank Liebermann
Estate of Mark B. Lieberman
Lainie and Kenny Lipschutz
Anita and Arnold* Lorber
David W. Lowenberg
Susan E. Lowenberg
The Lumer Family
Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Econet Wireless
Peter W. and Leni May
Bernard* and Lusia Milch
Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation
Seymour and Vivian Milstein*
Estate of Bella Mischkinsky
David and Ruth Mitzner* and Ira and Mindy Mitzner
Linda, Sidney, Rachel, and Ari Moskowitz
The Nussdorf Family Foundation
Gary H. and Linda Z.* Oberlender
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patron and Marcia Patron*
Mr.* and Mrs. Joseph Pell
Arnold S. and Madaleine Penner Family Foundation
Jennie Perelman Foundation
Edwin and Penelope Peskowitz
Julie Peyton
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 Price 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
Jaime and Andrew Schwartzberg
The Sedley Philanthropic Fund
Elinor A. Seevak
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation
J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust
Morris and Evelyn Sidewater*
Erika and Andrew* Sigel
Herbert Simon Family Foundation
Louis Franklin Smith Foundation
The Smith Kogod Families
Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
Jan Solomon and Ken Simonson
The Sosland Family
Steven Spielberg
The Starr Foundation
The Sudikoff Family Foundation
Henry and Rita "Riva" Stern*
Laurie and Sy Sternberg
Dr.* and Mrs. Laszlo Tauber and Family
The David Tepper Charitable Foundation
Laurence* and Billie Tisch
Laurie M. Tisch
Preston Robert Tisch*
Jack and Helen Tramiel*
The Max Webb Foundation
Frederick R. Weisman Philanthropic Foundation
Estate of Leon Weiss
Harry & Judith Wilf* and Joseph & Elizabeth Wilf*
The Winnick Family Foundation
Carolyn and Bill Wolfe
The Severin Wunderman Family
William* and Helen, Sam and Arlene, Jeff and Lauri Zell
Zell Family Foundation
The Zuckerman, Pantirer, Levenstein Families
David B. Zugman Revocable Trust