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With your support, National Dance Institute’s world-renowned arts education programs will impact the lives of thousands of school children this year through harnessing the transformative power of dance and music. With you by our side, we will instill in students a love of the arts, a passion for learning, and a desire to strive for their personal best—both in the classroom and beyond.


There are three easy ways to make a donation to National Dance Institute:

  • Email, mail, or fax your donation. Please print and complete this Donation Form (PDF):

    • Email your donation form to Michele O’Mara, Senior Director of Development, at momara@nationaldance.org;
    • Mail your donation form with a check (made payable to National Dance Institute) to: National Dance Institute, 217 W. 147th St., New York, NY 10039;
    • Fax your donation form to (212) 226-0761.
  • Call (212) 226-0083 and we will happily take your donation over the phone.

Other Ways to Give:

 NDI CenterStage

Become a member of NDI CenterStage, our annual membership program, and join a visionary collective of NDI supporters who believe in the power of the arts in the life of a child.

New York City’s next generation of cultural philanthropists, ages 21 to 40, dedicated to the arts, dance, and music.

National Dance Institute’s StarChild program helps over 6,500 children in New York City’s schools each year by supporting our schools, classrooms, and students.

The StarBuilder’s Club is NDI’s recurring giving program, a convenient and effective way to give regularly.

Silver Star Society
The Silver Star Society recognizes individuals whose generosity and foresight provide the joy of the arts to thousands of New York City school children through thoughtful estate planning.

Naming opportunities allow our most generous supporters to have their name and legacy live on at the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts.

Partner with NDI to invest in your community, and achieve your business and philanthropic goals.

Donate time, products, or services to NDI!

We extend heartfelt thanks to all of our annual donors who make our work possible.

National Dance Institute is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Margaret Chin, Daniel R. Garodnick, Ben Kallos, Darlene Mealy, Carlos Menchaca, Rosie Mendez, Helen Rosenthal, and Ydanis Rodriguez and the City of New York, Department of Youth and Community Development.

($5,000,000 and above)
The Foundation to Promote Open Society

($1,000,000 – $4,999,999)
Madaleine Berley and
Arnold S. Penner
The Howard Gilman Foundation
Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group
L+M Development Partners
McCormack Baron Salazar
Judy and Josh Weston

($500,000 – $999,999)
Valerie and Charles Diker
The Kresge Foundation

($100,000 – $499,999)
The City of New York through the Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council and Manhattan Borough President
Stuart H. Coleman
Daphna and Gerald Cramer
Lauren B. Cramer
Nili and Nathaniel de Rothschild
Susan and John Fullerton
Paula and Jeffrey Gural
The Heckscher Foundation for Children
Kathy and Joe Mele
Kerry and Ron Moelis
Helen Stambler Neuberger and Jim Neuberger
Susan and Donald Newhouse
The Pinkerton Foundation

($50,000 – $99,999)
Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer
Ketty and François Maisonrouge

($25,000 – $49,999)
The Barker Welfare Foundation
Jacques d’Amboise
Edith and Jonathan Fassberg
Julie and Jon Landau
Anya Herz Shiva and
Dr. Andrew Shiva
The Winston Foundation

($10,000 – $24,999)
Glenn Close and David Shaw
Deborah Colson and Mark Diker
Barbaralee Diamonstein- Spielvogel and Carl L. Spielvogel
Carol H. and Robert D. Krinsky
Mary Tyler Moore and
Dr. S. Robert Levine
Jenny Morgenthau
Beth Kobliner Shaw and David E. Shaw
Marc Solomon
Barbara and Donald Tober

($5,000 – $9,999)
Muna and Basem Hishmeh
Louise Klebanoff
Yvonne and Leslie Pollack
Nancy Rosenfeld
Jamee and Michael Schleifer
Ruth Schwartz, Liz Hinden &
the Jane Schwartz Foundation
Linda Singer and Louis Klein, Jr.
Tracy Straus
The Weininger Foundation
Ellen Weinstein and Eric John

($1,000 – $4,999)
Arlene C. Cooper
Cherilyn and Dufftin Garcia
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Alexandra and Jay Langner
Eleanor Shakin
Shining Sung
Eva-Maria and Hans Tausig

(up to $999)
Peter Bartholomaus
Susan Bokan
Anna and Bohdan Bushell
Rosemary Carey and Ed Hynes
Trudy Chan
Barbara Cohen
Kelly and Christopher d’Amboise
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and
Lewis B. Cullman
Barbara and Robert Freedman
Karen Gutch
Margot L. Levinson and
John Gantz
Jacynth Paterson Orridge
Lois and Richard Pace
Mike Pitsikoulis
Miriam K. Reines
Anne Saidman
Robert A. Schulman
Seran Trehan

As of May 22, 2018

($100,000 and above)
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
Carmen and Raymond Debbane
Paula and Jeffrey Gural
Kathy and Joseph Mele
Donald Newhouse
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
The Pinkerton Foundation
Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Inc.
The Shubert Foundation
Judy and Josh Weston
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

($50,000 – $99,999)
Madaleine Berley and Arnold S. Penner
Lauren B. Cramer
Valerie and Charles Diker
Elaine Dannheisser Foundation
The Gerald and Daphna Cramer Family Foundation, Inc.
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
The Heckscher Foundation for Children
The JPB Foundation
Betsy and Hunt Lawrence Bryan R. Lawrence
SHS Foundation
Helen Stambler Neuberger and Jim Neuberger
Barbara and Donald Tober

($25,000 – $49,999)
The Barbara Epstein Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Joseph M. Cohen
Deborah Colson and Mark Diker
Con Edison
Nili and Nathaniel de Rothschild
Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer
Edith Fassberg
Sam Ellis
Susan Foote and Stephen Feinberg
Gray Foundation
Jane Gural-Senders
Anya Herz Shiva and Dr. Andrew Shiva
Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
Carol H. and Robert D. Krinsky
Eric Li Lucosky Brookman LLP
Ketty and François Maisonrouge
Maximilien Maisonrouge
Ann M. Martin
Millstream Fund
The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
Marc S. Solomon
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Sugar Foods Corporation
TCA Capital
Shirley Young

($10,000 – $24,999)
Carolyn and Andrew W. Albstein
Jacqueline Novogratz and Chris Anderson
Sarah Arison
Hilaria and Alec Baldwin
The Barbara Epstein Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
Kate Weil and Stuart Bauchner
The Brenner Family Foundation
Con Edison
Joyce B. Cowin
Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer
Diana and Joseph DiMenna
Patty Dugan-Perlmuth and William Perlmuth
Judy and Tony Evnin
Susan Foote and Stephen L. Feinberg
Paula Zahn and Paul Fribourg
Alice and Lawrence N. Friedland
Gilder Foundation, Inc.
Roslyn Goldstein
Heinz Family Foundation
Lisa Huestis and David E. Van Zandt
Jenjo Foundation
Jerome Robbins Foundation
The Keith Haring Foundation
Carol H. and Robert D. Krinsky
Charles Kushner
The Lauder Foundation – Leonard and Judy Lauder Fund
Almudena and Pablo Legoretta
Robert A. Levinson
Norman Livingston
Jonathan Tisch/Loews Corporation
Ketty and François Maisonrouge
Maximilien Maisonrouge
Ann M. Martin
Kerry Sperling Moelis and Ron Moelis
Jenny Morgenthau
Muna and Basem Hishmeh Foundation
Murray L. Nathan
The Neuberger Berman Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation
Nora Kaye and Herbert Ross Foundation
Norman Hirschfield Foundation
Rea Charitable Trust
Babe Rizzuto
Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust
The Segal Company
Lee Shull
Marc S. Solomon
Michael Steinberg
Allyson Tang and Thomas Widmann
Eva-Maria and Hans Tausig
Catherine Oppenheimer and Garrett Thornburg
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III
The Weininger Foundation
West Harlem Development Corporation
Shelley and Claude Winfield/The Alphonso B. Deal Fund
The Winston Foundation, Inc
Wolfensohn Family Foundation
Yadey T. Yawand-Wossen and Adam Richman

($5,000 – $9,999)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Amy Bermant Adler
Judy and John Arnhold
Yoshiko Karasawa and Michael Audain
Amelia and Richard Bernstein
Stephen M. Breitstone
David Barker and Vin Carrega
Meryl Rosofsky and Stuart Coleman
Mary Sharp Cronson
Louise K. Hirschfeld and Lewis B. Cullman
Jacques d’Amboise
Alice B. Diamond
Stefanie Roth and David Dishy
Pam and Martin Edel
Pamela Farr
Jodie and Ronald Fischer
Deborah and Philip Gelston
Denyse Ginzberg
Gaye Gross Moelis and Stan Greenfield
Judith Uman and I. Michael Goodman
Gotham City Networking Foundation
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Carol and Richard Hochman
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
Cathy and Gary Jacob
Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts
Georgia and David Keidan
Penny and David Klein
Renee Landau
Solange Landau
Laurence C. Leeds, Jr.
Dr. S. Robert Levine
The Liman Foundation
Angela and James Margolis
Alissa Reiner McCreary
Michael Tuch Foundation
Vicki and Frederick Modell
Len Moscatelli
Marie Michelle de Savigny and William Nesbitt
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
Nancy and Morris Offit
One World Fund
Richard L. Orridge
A.F. Petrocelli/United Capital Corporation
Valerie Orridge-Preston and Atkin Preston
The Rudin Foundation
Jamee and Michael Schleifer
Alison Holtzschue and Douglas Schloss
Ann and Richard Solomon
Seedtime Fund, Inc.
Sarah and David Stack
Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang
Alison and Christopher Viehbacher
Cynthia Whitehead
Alex Yuan Nicholson and Ron Nicholson
Judith and Stanley Zabar
Kathleen McLeod and Michael Zacharias
Patty Theis and Salvatore Zizza

($1,000 – $4,999)
Barbara and Philip Altheim
Fran and Mahyar Amirsaleh
Jared Angle
Tyler Angle
Amy and Chris Astley
Julian Baker
BankUnited N.A.
Michele Barakett
Betsy and Robert Barbanell
Barbara L. Goldsmith Foundation
Phillip A. Bauman
Mark Baumohl
Nina Beattie
Roberta Beech
Emily Benedek
Amy L. Berley
Georgina Cullman and Chris Berry
Barbara and James Block
Tina and Jeffrey Bolton
Donya and Scott Bommer
Sarah Reines and Richard Bornstein
Roy and Merilee Bostock
Barbara and Andrew Brill
Virginia Brody
Noreen Buckfire
Paula P. Busch
Lisa and Stu Cantor
Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, Inc.
Winifred Donoghue and Milo Chan
Ellen and Richard Chassin
David Chiang
Kristin Kennedy Clark
Ellen and Casey Cogut
Adrianne and Jerry Cohen
Gerald Cohen
Glenn Cohen
Guy Cohen
Robin Cohen
Laurel Colvin
Corcoran Group Real Estate
Kimberly Cramer Germ
Dana Tang and Andy Darrell
Nina DeMartini-Day and Jonathan Day
Patrizia di Carrobio
Maria Di Dia
Ana and Constantine Dimas
Melissa Bank and Todd Dimston
Trudy Chan and Thomas Discepola
Suzanna and Jake Doft
Emily Doubilet
Nancy Kennan and Gary Duberstein
Susan and James Dubin
Joseph Dutkowsky
Barbara and Howard Eisenberg
Carole and Richard Eisner
Bethany and Niko Elmaleh
Aniedi Etuk
Victoria and Benjamin Feder
Michael Feng
April Fey
Lisa and Jeremy Fielding
Sarah and Peter Finn
Wendy Flanagan
Thuy Tran and Mark Flicker
Margaret and Howard Fluhr
Fraydun Foundation Inc.
Naomi and Joel Freedman
Effie and Robert Fribourg
Mary Ann Fribourg
Felice and Darrell Friedman
G.A.G. Charitable Corporation
Pamela Patton and Ivan Galanin
Hollis and Dennis Galgano
Marilyn and Lance Garcy
Garden Homes Fund
The George Balanchine Foundation
Mary Cirillo-Goldberg and Jay Goldberg
Suzanne and Fred Goldhirsch
Jamie Gary Gordon
Theresa Gordon
Kim and Mason Granger
Emily and Eugene Grant Family Foundation
Lysiane and Red Grooms
Dan Grossman
Fatemeh Haghigh and Gautam Guliani
Juliette Cozzi and Ronald Gumbaz
Sari Guthrie
Marcelo Halpern
David W. Heleniak
Lesley and Richard Herrmann
George A. Hirsch
Annabel Fan and Douglas Hsieh
Lisa and Robbie Huffines
Rosemary Carey and Ed Hynes
Elise Ingalls
The Inner Circle Show/James Ford
Kiva Iscol
The Jane Fund
Julia C. Tobey and Kenneth Johnson
Joseph L. Fisher Foundation Inc.
Marcella Kahn
Debra and Robert Kaplan
Ada Karczmer
Karen and Kevin Kennedy
Heather Kirby
Barbara and Martin P. Klein
Debbie and Steven Klein
Barbara Kravitz
Rebecca Lainovic
Mary and Richard Lanier
Megyn and William Lansing
Betsy and Stewart Lawrence
Jennifer and Rick Lerner
Maryann and Raymond Leung
Jeffrey Levine
Michelle and Scott Lindsay
Rebecca F. Lipman
Judy and Michael Lipstein
Barbara and Stephen Litke
Julie and Richard Lobel
Susie Locker
Michael Loeb
Lorber Charitable Fund
Susan Lu
Christiane J. MacArthur
Meryl and Robert Mann
David Marck
Caroline Markfield
Kenneth Marion
Norman Matthews
Diane and Adam Max
Maxolev Productions LLC/Janet and Howard Kagan
Alice and Richard McNally
Michele and Joel Meisner
Mertz Gilmore Foundation
Julie and Ken Moelis
Teri and Martin Monas
Christopher Moore
Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation
Richard Nackenson/Neuberger Berman, LLC
Cynthia Neiditch
Rona and Randy Nelson
Grigory Nersesyan
Ellen Breslow Newhouse and Sam Newhouse
Nora Ann Wallace and Jack H. Nusbaum
Deborah Bohr and James Oakes
Ivy and Peter Pappas
Kathryn Grody and Mandy Patinkin
Milena and David Perez
Julio Peterson
The PlayStation Theater
Geoffrey Potter
The Purchase College Foundation
Donna Matteo Rabinowitz and Steve Rabinowitz
Susan and Kanti Rai
Lisa Randall
Miriam K. Reines
Vicki Reiss
Margaret Crotty and Rory Riggs
RJL Charitable Foundation
Elizabeth and Theodore Rogers
Marshall Rosen
Kenneth Rosenblatt and Gary Rosenblatt/Champion Garage Management Corp.
Nancy Rosenfeld
Lori Cohen and Christopher Rothko
Ian Rowe
James S. Rubin
Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club
Melissa and Robert Saperstein
Lynn and John Savarese
Dana J. Golding and Richard Scharf
Joan and Christopher Schlank
Robert A. Schulman
Barbara Cirkva and John Schumacher
Ruth Schwartz, Liz Hinden & The Jane Schwartz Foundation
Trish McEvoy and Ronald Sherman
The Shilling Family Foundation
Amy and Glen Siegel
Edie Brickell and Paul Simon
Catherine Sweeney Singer and William Singer
Flo and Warren Sinsheimer
Christine Olsen and Rob Small
SONY Music
Daisy Soros
Juliette Singer and Ian Spinks
Neal Sroka
Meridith Sopher and Ted Stachtiaris
Neera and Michael Stacy
Patty Diker and David Stark
Joan Steinberg
Barbara A. Steiner
Antoinette Delruelle and Joshua L. Steiner
Jennifer Burns and Johannes Stuart
Judy and Michael Steinhardt
H. Emma Strathy
Tracy Straus and JK Kipnis
Studio in a School
Shining Sung
Susan and Jeffrey Sussman/The Rocking Chair Foundation
Susan Penry-Williams and John Tamarin
Margie and Gregory Tan
Jennifer Hand and Thomas Tierney
Andrew and Erika Garcy Tobin
Lisa Travis
June Cohen and Deron Triff
Roy Tumpowsky
Frank Ullman
Susan Frunzi and David E. Wachtel
The Wagner Family Foundation
Sue Ann Weinberg
Weisberg, Mole, Krantz & Goldfarb
Deborah and Ronald Weston
Thomas Wexler
Wirth – Myers Family Fund
Sue and Ravi Yadav
Mary Collins and Anthony Yarborough
Eve and Steven Yavers
Cynthia N. Young

As of May 22, 2017

Our heartfelt thanks to the following organizations contributing through matching gift and employee giving programs:

Bank of America Matching Gift Program
The Benevity Community Impact Fund Charity Meets its Match/ Regeneron Matching Gift Program
Combined Federal Campaign
IBM/Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign
IBM Matching Grants Program
Morgan Stanley
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
UBS Matching Gift Program

NDI is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization that relies on the extraordinary generosity of the public and private sectors in carrying out its mission. We are deeply grateful for your support.