Founding Patrons of Lincoln Center
1957–1969

Lincoln Center gratefully acknowledges the support of those individuals, foundations and corporations whose gifts to the capital drive helped build Lincoln Center and maintain its operations during its formative years.  

John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Keiser
Mrs. Felix M. Warburg
Arthur A. Houghton Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd
Mr. and Mrs. Pierre David-Weill
Mrs. V. Beaumont Allen
Mrs. John T. Pratt
Mrs. Richard Charlton
Frasier W. McCann
Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan
Mrs. Arthur Lehman
Mrs. Alta Rockefeller Prentice
Mrs. Robert Walton Goelet
Francis Goelet
Mr. and Mrs. John Goelet
Robert G. Goelet
Mr. and Mrs. Hayward F. Manice
Alfred P. Sloan Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Altschul
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Blum
Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Horowitz
John S. Newberry
Barbara Hutton
Lauder Greenway
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kernan
Mrs. Thomas J. Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Evans
Family of Cornelius N. Bliss
The Family of Julius Rosenwald
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Appleton Ives
James Donahue
Robert Lehman
Audrey Love
Mr. and Mrs. O. Roy Chalk
Nancy Susan Reynolds
Huntington Hartford
The Family of Edward H. and Mary W. Harriman
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Irwin II
The Family of Carl M. Loeb
Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. List
Mrs. Charles V. Hickox
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Robertson Cheatham
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hess
Mrs. Charles W. Englehard
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Hamilton Kramer
Mr. and Mrs. Lansdell K. Christie
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Uris
Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Uris
Mrs. Ambrose Monell
Mrs. Hazel Hopkins Ford
The Family of Clarence and Anne Dillon
Alice Bigelow Tully
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Kimberly
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson
Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Booth
Mrs. Vincent Astor
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Mrs. Josephine Lawrence Graeber
Allan P. Kirby
Mr. and Mrs. Walker G. Buckner
Mr. and Mrs. Amyas Ames
Mr. and Mrs. Gustave L. Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Heinz II
Margaret Mellon Hitchcock
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour H. Knox
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stanton
Mr. and Mrs. David Hunter McAlpin
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dillon
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Wien
The Family of Carl H. Pforzheimer
Mr and Mrs. W. Van Alan Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Helmsley
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ferkauf
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Cummings
Mr. and Mrs. Andre Meyer
David and Irene Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Marks
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rodgers
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Cowles
Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Calder
C. Michael Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lemberg
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Golding
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Cullom Davis
The Family of Joseph P. Kennedy
The Mazer Family
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Warburg
The Family of Solomon and Rose S. Lasdon
Mrs. Edsel Ford
The Fribourg Family
Irving Geist
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Neff
Enid Annenberg Haupt
Mr. and Mrs. Lester-Francis Avnet
Mrs. Lytle Hull
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Block
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Mailman
Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Fierman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Salomon
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Taplin Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Singer
Stavros S. Niarchos
Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
The Family of Erwin S. Wolfson
Carl A. Morse
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Linsky
The Durst Family
Mr. and Mrs. Saul Jeffee
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Kittay
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Dyson
Lila Acheson Wallace
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Zenkel
Richard J. Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Petrie
Evlynne and Max M. Low
The Family of Ethel S. Mehlman
Aye Simon
Mrs. Jean Mauze
Mr. Louis Marx
Charles H. Revson
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lipman
Harry Lebensfeld
Minna and Benjamin M. Reeves
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Mitchell Felt
Mr. and Mrs. Edouard L. Cournand
Miss Julie A. Spies
Frank and Selma Kalisch
Mr. and Mrs. Avery Fisher
Anne C. Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Chenery
Louis R. Simon
Carrie S. Beinecke
Dr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Coles
Blanche and A.L. Levine
Emily Fisher Landau
Three Anonymous



The Rockefeller Foundation
The Ford Foundation
 Exxon Corporation
Avalon Foundation
First National City Educational and Charitable Foundation
The Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation
Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company
Corning Glass Works Foundation
Chemical Bank
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York
James Foundation of New York, Inc.
Bankers Trust company
The Commonwealth Fund
The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States
Lazard & Frères & Co.
IBM Corporation
Texaco, Inc.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
New York Life Insurance Company
Juilliard Musical Foundation
Bell System Companies in New York City
Union Carbide Corporation
United States Steel Foundation
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York Foundation
Columbia Broadcasting System
Shell Companies Foundations, Incorporated
RCA Corporation
Bloomingdale’s
Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
Old Dominion Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.
The Bodman Foundation
Mobil Oil Corporation
The Heckscher Foundation for Children
Schenley Industries, Inc.
Revlon Foundation
Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial, Inc.
Standard Oil Company of California
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Consolidated Natural Gas Company
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Vivian B. Allen Foundation, Inc.
Irving Trust Company
The Spiros G. Ponty Foundation
Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc.
Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation Inc.
Wertheim & Co.
Firestone Foundation
William S. Paley Foundation, Inc.
The Howard Johnson Foundation
Lehman Brothers
W.H. Charities
The George F. Baker Trust
D.S. and R.H. Gottesman Foundation
Glen Alden Corporation
The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation
Carl Marks & Company, Inc.
Beinecke Foundation
Bear, Stearns & Co.
J.P. Stevens & Co., Inc. Foundation
The First Boston Foundation Trust
Korvettes-Division of Arlen Realty & Development Corporation
The New York Times
The Samuel & David Rose Fund
Sterling National Bank of New York
Van Munching & Co., Inc.
  Heineken Holland Beer
United Brands Foundation
Rapid-America Corporation
The Seigfried & Josephine Bieber Foundation
Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc.
Herman Goldman Foundation

As of June 14, 2012