Innovators Society

The Innovators Society recognizes donors who contribute $1,000 - $9,999 to The Cooper Union annually. Members actively advance Peter Cooper’s vision and provide essential support for our students through their consistent leadership giving. In recognition of their commitment to the college, Innovators receive invitations to special events and other benefits. Contact us to learn how you can become a member. 

Recognizing gifts to The Cooper Union during the current fiscal year—July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. This list is updated monthly

Innovator Fellows

$5,000-$9,999

Assad Ahmed '07 and Kiran Gore 

Charles Arbore '66 

Eleanor '69 and Mark Blair 

Ellen Block 

Michael Borkowsky '61 

Arlene Buechert '54 

Anthony '77 and Karen Catalano 

Chris Chamberlin 

Wayne '00 and Jessenea Chen 

Linda Chiarelli '84 and Lawrence Chiarelli '80 

Michael '90 and Lori-Ann Craig 

Lynn Cusack '04 and Brian Cusack '01 

Marge Dobrowolski '61 and Joe Dobrowolski '61 

Susan Eisenberg '62 and Benjamin Eisenberg '61 

Annmarie Eldering '88 

Edward Ferara '99 

Janet Paxton Gardner '65 and The Edward and Elizabeth Gardner Foundation 

Edward Gardner 

Judith Gerrard '83 and Robert Tan '81 

Susanne Gilbert 

Paul '86 and Ellen Greendyk 

Irwin '54 and Marjorie Gruverman 

Mark Jay '73 and Susan Rosenthal-Jay 

Robert '80 and Marie Kalish 

Bruce Knauer '63 

Amy and Glen Leibowitz 

Rolf Lesem '53 

Richard H. Lewis '77 and Joan M. Sapinsley 

Darrell '89 and Jenny Low 

Joel '60 and Anne Lubenau 

Peter Lung '70 

John Manferdelli '73 and Catherine Stricklin 

Sandra Matthews and Norbert Goldfield 

Margaret Matz '83 

Jeanne McBride 

Joseph Montalbo '78 and Joann Ferguson 

Toshiko Mori '76 and James Carpenter 

Edward '70 and Frances Nilsson 

Anik Pearson '95 and Jim Taylor 

Michal Raz-Russo '01 and Zev Salomon '01 

Donald Rotunno '91 and Ann Bruns-Rotunno 

Charles '66 and Nini Scawthorn 

Donald '57 and Mary Lou Schwinn 

Ira '70 and Carol Serkes 

Aaron Serwetman '64 

Bernard '70 and Janet Singer 

Sylvia Smolensky '70 and Steven Silberstang '70 

William '74 and Louise Symington 

John '69 and Dorothy Telesco 

Diane Toy '97 and Eric Fung '97 

James '75 and Charlene Vallino 

Otokar von Bradsky '58 

Susan Stockton and Chris Walther 

Charlotte and Neill Wessell 

Lawrence '99 and Alexandra Yau 

Stephen '68 and Nancy Ann Zavoluk 

Anonymous 

 

Innovators Society

$1,000-$4,999

Tom Abraham '98 and Meghan Medlock 

Sajan Abraham '98 

Martin Abrams '62 

Alvin '66 and Arlene Adelman 

Daniel '66 and Catherine Ahern 

Karim Ahmed '13 

Julia Ai '93 

Jane Alpert and Foster De Jesus 

Paul Alter '82 and Gloria Stern 

Marco Alves '00 

Robert '54 and Linda Alwitt 

Carol Amend-Lovell '82 and John Lovell '82 

Samuel '82 and Lesie Anderson 

Richard Andrews '79 

Monica Arboleda-Pena '94 and Diego Pena '97 

Lucille and Nicholas Arnold 

Reza Arsanjani 

Charles Ashman '59 

John '77 and Theresa Athas 

Christopher Austopchuk '73 

Edwin '69 and Betty-Lou Aviles 

Nicolas Avrutin '14 

Meredith Cerrone Bacus '94 and John Bacus '94 

Shikhar '90 and Monicia Bajaj 

Ronald Bajit '88 

Kate Kelley and Gary Baker 

Georgette Ballance 

Susan Barber '00 

Rubina Bard '93 and David Bard '91 

John '88 and Silvana Barkaus 

Jean and Robert Barkovitz 

Bobby Barkovitz '04 and Rebecca Cioppi 

George '59 and Frances Barletta 

Thomas '79 and Mary Barracato 

Stuart '68 and Sondra Barth 

Michael Bartolone '95 

Lisa Barton '81 

Marcia '69 and Robert Basickes 

Richard Benini '94 

Fred '57 and Ida Berg 

Denise Bergin '98 

Victor '64 and Rhoda Berman 

Laura Palmucci and Antonio Bertolotto 

Gregory Biesiadecki '82 and Guillermina Mendoza Biesiadecki 

Salomon '58 and Joanna Birenbaum 

Allen Blaustein 

Timothy Bolbrock '07 

Lawrence '51 and Louise Bookbinder 

Paul '71 and Gail Bork 

Lawrence Bovino '83 and Beverly Harrington 

Robert '67 and Cynthia Bradus 

David Brand '82 

Herman '61 and Marcey Braude 

Stephen '62 and Marilyn Breitkopf 

Jinling Liu and Gongyuan Bu 

Serge Budzyn '73 

Alexandra Bull '10 

Barry '63 and Ann Bunin 

Barbara Burns Hirsch '69 and David Hirsch '67 

Peter Cafiero '83 and Karyl Berger 

Paul '62 and Margaret Calter 

Mark Campbell 

Polina Canepa '14 and Charles Canepa '11 

Alicia and Michael Cantelmi 

Amina Canter 

Herbert '59 and Ann Carlson 

Steven Caruso '93 

Christopher '91 and Michelle Caso 

John Casolaro '74 

Madelaine and Joseph Cavegn 

Bohdan '66 and Maria Chaban 

Patty Chael '96 

Wai-Mon Chan 

Jimmy Chan '05 

Chi Chan '91 and Eunice Han 

Tai '70 and Betty Chan 

Jerry '90 and Christine Chang 

Susana Chang '97 and Terence Lam '96 

Yi-Tso '82 and I-Mei Ko Chen 

Ying Chen '96 and Chris Mildebrandt 

Nanwei Chen '13 

Tayin Chen '01 and Esther So 

Hang Chen and Yuan Lee 

John '90 and Kayo Chih 

Nate '01 and Demi Chizgi 

Hi Sun Choi '91 and Steven Cho 

Albert '58 and Lois Chow 

Kristine Chin '94 and Ricky Chu '92 

Hoi '74 and Lillian Chu 

Ming Kit Chu '87 

Brian Chun '01 

Michael '87 and Diane Chung 

Lorenzo Clayton '77 

Martin '67 and Doris Cobern 

Joan Connors 

Morton '55 and Jacqueline Corn 

Julia Cox '13 and Steven Cox '13 

David Crane '68 and Karen Kreller 

Matthew '65 and Linda Creager 

Amy Davis '78 and Robert Cronan '79 

Ronald Csuha '63 and Cecil Yarbrough 

John '67 and Joyce Dalessandro 

Sahag '53 and Margaret Dardarian 

David '62 and Karen Davis 

Francois '87 and Susan de Menil 

Faith Dean '49 

Fernando deCarvalho '89 and Michele Rooney 

Michael DeFazio '76 and Dianne Kangisser 

Frank '71 and Rose DeLisi 

Anna Demchick '82 and Matthew Maszamant 

Peter Derderian '07 

Sony Devabhaktuni '03 

Anne-Marie Diamond 

Jeanne Dickey-Reiner '85 and Rob Reiner 

Vito '06 and Daniela DiIenna 

Lois Dodd '48 

John Downer 

Rudolph '64 and Joan Dreschler 

Deanna Drew '58 

Irene Dris '91 

Barry Drogin '83 

George '62 and Dolores Duckett 

Martina Duque '24 

Ann-Marie Edden '89 

Susan Edelson '66 and Charles Edelson '68 

Sharif Eladawy '90 

Aimee Ellingsen 

Genghmun Eng '72 and Sophie Dreifuss 

Clifford '78 and Yinlee Eng 

Leatrice Ennis 

Oguzhan Eris '00 

Joseph '68 and Christine Evelyn 

Ivan Farman '91 and Yvonne Chahine 

Judith Fast '66 and Dan Fast '70 

Nancy and JOseph Ferrario 

Kathleen and Andrew Ferreira 

Reinhard Flick '70 and Myra Pruitt Flick 

John Flock '74 

Howard Flug '66 

Eric Flyer '73 

Robert '72 and Victoria Forgione 

Douglas '63 and Carol Lynn Fox 

Louis Franco '92 and Jennifer Rippel 

Jenny Franz 

Grant Fraser  

Morris Frayman '65 

Ellen Friedman 

Michael Gabriel '97 

Michael Galbo '12 

Cheri Gandy '96 

Gerome '65 and Leah Garchik 

Julie Gaughan '99 and James Gaughan '99 

Thomas '78 and Linda Genega 

Arthur '59 and Ruth Gerber 

Rajan '78 and Sharon Gidumal 

Colleen and John Gilstad 

Jerry '65 and Rona Ginsberg 

Claudia Giordano '76 

Raquel Girvin '85 and Patrick Girvin '88 

Maria Guidice '85 and Scott Allen 

Jerry '66 and Marcia Gladstone 

Thomas '51 and Ruth Glasser 

Joanna Golden 

Paul '82 and Alaine Golden 

Henry '72 and Leslie Goldenberg 

Samuel '80 and Carol Goldfarb 

Israel '62 and Aida Gopstein 

Sol '62 and Harriet Gorland 

T.J. Gottesdiener '79 and Abra Levine 

Betty Gower 

James '80 and Elaine Grant 

Scott '69 and Raenele Grant 

Arthur '59 and Dorothy Grebelsky 

Francis Greenburger 

Seth Greenwald 

Tara Griesing '94 and Keith Griesing '93 

Jacques '68 and Bonnie Gros 

Harold Gross '73 

Michael Gross '71 

Anthony '76 and Catherine Grosso 

Malanha Gupta '02 and John Hennessy '02 

Sue Ferguson Gussow '56 

Linda and Hans Haacke 

Joseph '78 and Mariola Haggar 

Nancy and John Hamilton 

Missy Hansen 

David Harris '97 and Laura Brashear 

Robert '74 and Donna Hart 

William Hartwell '81 

Thomas '68 and Judith Heim 

Paul '53 and Ann Heller 

Lisa Heller 

Hank Heneghan '78 and Elizabeth Porter 

Ethan '73 and Victoria Hertz 

Caryn Hertz '81 and Lawrence Hertz '81 

Jay Herz '69 and Jean Taylor 

Steven Hillyer '90 and Tim Marback 

Susan Hirsch 

Daniel Hirtler '84 and George Ferrari 

Albert '69 and Abby Hochhauser 

Howard Hoctor '62 

Donald Hogan '68 

Philip '99 and Tobie Hollander 

Frank Hong '92 

Mayer '62 and Adrienne Horn 

Shira Horowitz '07 

Michael Horowitz '00 

Wei-Fang Hsia '91 and Jing Chen 

Daniel Hsin '16 

Chung-Hsin Huang '93 

Lei Huang '98 and Jimmy Lin '96 

Bruce '79 and Alice Hudson 

Tat-Sing Huen '77 

Anthony '85 and Claire Ianno 

Harvey Ing '73 and Stefania Zak 

Doreen Ingman 

Josephine Iselin 

Timothy '01 and Josephine Isgro 

Philip '67 and Frances Jacknis 

Bernard '55 and Rosamond Jacob 

Frank '76 and Martina Jakob 

Mohammad '94 and Noreen Jamil 

Nadia Jarrett '96 

Ashwin Jathavedam '98 and Sireesha Soma 

Robert '78 and Anne Judd 

William '59 and Virginia Kacin 

Walter '87 and Cara Kaeck 

June Kahrs '57 and Jack Kahrs '58 

Vinod '74 and Usha Kapoor 

Richard '72 and Phyllis Karp 

Gary '69 and Alice Kazin 

Gary '79 and Theresa Keevil 

Allan '67 and Zivile Khoury 

Debbie Kiederer '85 and Robert Cucullo '85 

Elizabeth Kilson '14 

Tae Kim '00 

Ronald '56 and Elizabeth Klein 

Hedy '62 and Kent Klineman  

Allen '57 and Dorothy Klinger 

David '86 and Jonna Kliphon 

Thomas '79 and Lynn Kluepfel 

Jimmy '89 and LiHung Koe 

Emanuel Kokinakis '09 

Motrya Kokoris '79 and Anastasios Kokoris '80 

Roni Kopels '81 and Katharine Turo 

Paul '82 and Elizabeth Korniczsky 

Konstantinos Kotulas 

Alan '70 and Camille Kramer 

Bhaskar '89 and Zhen Krishnamachari 

Michelle Krochmal '98 and Simcha Blaustein '99 

Robert '67 and Barbara Kudder 

John Kuzin '89 

Peter Kuzma '88 

Michael '65 and Elke Kwartler 

Michael '52 and Barbara La Fortezza 

Howard '56 and Bellia La Marca 

Ming Lai '95 and Dianne Ip 

Wayne Lam '87 

James Lastihenos '15 

Caroline Laufer '00 and Ronald Laufer '97 

Julian LaVerdiere '93 and Erica Hohf 

Jung Im Lee '01 

Steven Lee '14 

Hye Kyung Lee '00 

Yung '79 and Kyung Lee 

Joe Lee '86 

Standish Lee '11 

Herman '69 and Fay Lee 

Michael '69 and Sheila Lefkowitz 

Andrew Lew '04 

Yanling Lei '97 

Philip '80 and Susan Lessner 

Rami '90 and Lori Levy 

Leticia Lew '14 

Kenneth '82 and Corinne Lewis 

Robert Lincer 

Mary Lou '60 and James Littrell 

Nicholas '80 and Patricia Livanos 

Raul Llorente '66 

Gabriel '98 and Susan Loh 

Anthony '94 and Lisa Lomma 

Frank '16 and Kim Longuiera 

Lee Lopez '16 

Jonathan Lu '23 

James Ludwig '92 

Thomas Lui '78 

Ellen Lupton '85 and Abbott Miller '85 

Mary Lynch '82 

Scott Lyne '92 and Mel Castro 

Jessia Ma '15 

Queenie Ma '86 and Stuart Landau '86 

Jon Maass '97 and Elizabeth Suhocki 

Harriet and John Mack, in memory of William Cooper Mack '06 

Mary Leigh Mackie '08 

Sokol Malushaga '97 

Sylvia '59 and Robert Mangold 

Lou '75 and Linda Manzione 

Robert '93 and Deanna Marano 

Alan '71 and Gail Marder 

Gerald '73 and Cornelia Matusiewicz 

Dan '67 and Julia Mayer 

Robert '56 and Dorothy McCabe 

Rosemary McClare 

Charles McCorkell '71 and Esta Bigler 

Thomas '81 and Noelle McEnerney 

John '64 and Patricia McGinley 

Roger '92 and Anjanette McHayle 

Matt McLeod 

Sheila McShane '80 

Walter Mehl '87 and Kristin Tudor 

Michael '60 and Lieselotte Melman 

Irving '59 and Myra Memis 

Mary and Jere Mendelsohn 

Joseph '65 and Martha Merenda 

Patricia Mesko '88 and David Gorko 

Fabio Militello '01 

Melinda and Harry Miller 

Sheryl Miller 

David Millman '72 

Zoran Milovic '87 and Dorothy Williams 

Kathi Minden '79 and Steven Minden '79 

Sandra Paik Minichetti '90 and Anthony Minichetti '90 

Norma Minkowitz '58 and Sheldon Minkowitz '58 

Isaac '78 and Laurie Mitrani 

Russell '01 and Chaya Mohn 

Edgar '78 and Mary Mokuvos 

Sascha Mombartz '09 

Kris Monaco '93 

Frank Montgomery '92 

Kerry Mooney '83 and Susan Everett 

Noradilia Mora '00 

Malini Ramanarayanan Moraghan '00 

Richard '64 and Sarah Mullen 

Brigida Munoz '96 and Benjamin Rios '96 

Michael Murphy '78 and Stephanie Nicholls-Murphy 

James Murtha '87 

Eglind Myftiu '11 

Laura Napolitano '87 and Frank Napolitano '88 

Sara Nerken 

The Nerken Family 

Howard '65 and Marilyn Neuschaefer 

Kimberly Newman 

Peter '62 and Sara Nikolits 

John '87 and Elizabeth Nocera 

Lisa Norberg 

Gui Nunes 

John '55 and Joane O'Connor 

John '68 and Adeline O'Connor 

Elizabeth O'Donnell '83 

Rolf Ohlhausen '58 and Suzanne Davis 

Ben Ohtsu '91 

Brian Okane '93 

Robin Orans '71 and Pater Wassburger 

Efrem '98 and Phrat Orgel 

Alexa Orrico '16 and Ewan Kay '14 

Alfred Osterlund '54 and Shirley McLeod 

Lawrence '61 and Maryanne Oswand 

Cheng Pan '10 

Larry Pappas '98 

Heui Young Park '20 

Juliana Park '94 and Christopher Gee 

Robert '81 and Denise Parkanyi 

Pamela Parker '05 

Charles '55 and Eleanor Parody 

Gedalia Pasternak '98 and Rachela Elias 

Andrew Pena '18 

Robert '68 and Jenny Perl 

Marylene and Stephen Permut 

Salvatore Perrotta '06 and Alexis Margolin  

Estelle Perry 

Jeffrey Piazza '97 

David Plotkin '81 

Vivian Poon '93 and Alan Poon '93 

Valentine '63 and Barbara Povinelli 

Benedetto '57 and Cindy Puccio 

Elliott Puckette '89 

Peter '78 and Lois Puglionesi 

James Quanci '81 

Arvin Rampersad '06 

Richard Ravenhall '52 and Matilda Black-Ravenhall 

Laurelann Rech '85 and Sean Cryan 

Janet '80 and Richard Reed 

Rob Reed '98 

Mark '73 and Fredda Regen 

Michael Reich '72 

Donald Reilly '65 and Katherine Domoto 

Robert Reinckens 

David '70 and Cynthia Reindl 

Charles '65 and Marcia Reiss 

Eli '50 and Adina Reshotko 

Barbara Reuter 

Leo Revi '64 

Alexander Reznik '96 

Margaret Riegel '84 

Steven '86 and Lisa Rizzi 

Joyce Robins Nozkowski '66 and Thomas Nozkowski '67 

Gregory Roos '79 and Martha Hudak-Roos 

Hyman Rosen '82 and Iris Engelson 

Maryellen Culbert '84 and Peter Ross '78 

Silvia Rotemberg  

Harvey '67 and Barbara Rothenberg 

Mark '67 and Lori Rubin 

Ronald '67 and Nancy Rubin 

Robert '71 and Suzanne Ruff 

Melvyn '63 and Millie Rumerman 

Alison Russell 

Mark Russell 

Martin '65 and Leslie Sacks 

Steven '72 and Carole Sacks 

Rudolf '58 and Sharon Salinger 

Ina Saltz '72 and Steven Beispel 

Debra and Richard Samuels 

Jules Saslow '60 and Sandy Saslow '60 

Joanne Savio '86 

Jonathan '85 and Dorothy Schere 

Robert '87 and Gina Schmeider 

Adam Scholem '03 

Christopher Schwalen '11 

Robert '99 and Robin Schwartz 

Yvonne and Manfred Schweiger 

Lawrence '89 and Constance Scinto 

James '95 and Judith Scire 

Deborah Segaloff and Mario Ascoli 

Larry '61 and Linda Seidman 

Carl '67 and Barbara Selinger 

Michelle Selwin 

Jonathan Shane 

Susan Shaw '72 and Jack Freeman '69 

Sydell Shayer '52 and Lawrence Shayer '52 

Andrew '86 and Alison Shelofsky 

Tong Shen '06 

Suet Yee Huang '94 and Ren Shen '94 

Cynthia Sheng '91 

Martin '60 and Corinne Sherman 

George '71 and Marta Shevchuk 

Fred '53 and Fran Shinagel 

Hsu-Wei '90 and Tammy Shueh 

Jeffrey '68 and Rhona Shulman 

Hal Siegel '93 

Catherine and William Singer 

Paul Skittone '00 

Akiva Sklar '99 

Lee '79 and Jo Ann Scolnick 

Matthew Smarsch '16 

Randi Smith '81 and Scott Smith '80 

Sean '85 and Penny Smyth 

Malcolm '67 and Sheila Sokol 

Gerald '69 and Madeline Soloway 

Eugene '64 and Elizabeth Soltero 

Lou '78 and Jeannie Sorrell 

Mimi and Gil Sparks 

Srikanth Srinivasan '08 

Erica Srolovitz '91 and Steven Srolovitz '91 

George '71 and Susan Stimak 

Richard Stock 

Douglas Stoffa '93 

Charles Stone '93 

Thomas '85 and Linda Strand 

Lucius '80 and Vida Strazdis 

David Sturm '74 and Barbara Katersky  

Juh-Young Suh '91 and Hai-Sik Lee 

Daniel '67 and Kathleen Sullivan 

Lana Chan '95 and Mingzhou Sun '95 

Gale and Thomas Synnott 

Wing Szeto '92 

Joseph Tagliaferro '98 

Gunnar Tamm '96 

Janice Hopkins Tanne 

Judy Tchou 

Joel '64 and Debbie Tendler 

Maureen Termecz '88 and Andrew Fethes '88 

Thomas '67 and Kathryn Tobitsch 

Toni Torres 

Michael Tower '93 

Oleh '58 and Renata Treitak 

Jimmy Tsang '93 and Kate Veng 

Winnie Tsui '06 

Kevin Tulod '12 

Joseph '76 and Christine Tuozzolo 

Nanako Umemoto '83 and Jesse Reiser '81 

Antoine Veliz '02 

Shankar Venkataraman '03 

Joseph '83 and Maryellen Viola 

Orest '80 and Christine Walchuk 

Prathima '98 and Naukul Warrier 

Stanley '66 and Arlene Weinrich 

Philip '89 and Alla Weisberg 

Robert '73 and Debby Weisman 

Anne Wernau '68 and William Wernau '68 

Paul '64 and Mary Anne Wheeler 

Ira '61 and Audrey Whitman 

Marie Wieck '82 and Seamus Carroll 

Paul '72 and Brinda Wiita 

Samuel Windwer '10 

Janice and Steven Windwer 

Peter '68 and Karen Winokur 

Donald '45 and Takouhy Wise 

Amanda Wiss 

Thomas Witelski '91 

Chester '65 and Nancy Wolejsza 

Carol Wolf '84 and William Wolf '84 

Richard '78 and Barbara Wolkowitz 

Allen '68 and Mona Wolmer 

Kwame-Lante Wright '09 

Andrew Wu '05 and Toby and Nicholas Wu 

Jay Yarm '66 and Marlyn Baron 

Karen Yeh '02 

Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy '13 

Ka Chun Yiu '03 

Ellen Young '94 

Jack '90 and Laleh Zar 

Leslie Zelamsky '87 and Marc Cordaro '86 

John Zhao '06 

Ren Zhou 

Seymour '44 and Audrey Zubkoff 

Eva Zuckerman '05 and Dimitri Scheblanov '05 

 

 

List in formation as of April 27, 2022.

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