Friends of Cooper Union

Friends of Cooper
Up to $249

Daniel J. Abatelli
Irene Podgorski Ahneman
Marla C. Applebaum
Stephen P. Baker
Francesca Macartney Beale
Michael S. Bergeron
Marilyn Bogart
Linda L. Bremer
Evelyn J. Brown
Bridget Cardonne
Grace Caruso
Yetta Schwartz Center
Berdine Clumpus
Susan Davidson
Cynthia Maris Dantzic
Roslyn Dayan
Elaine Martini Donlin
Martha Edelstein
Gail Ekstrand
Virginia Emmart
Avi Englard
Guy Figer
Bernard A. Gelb
Kimberly Grebert
Kaiko Marie Hayes
Frances Carlson Himlan
Jean Humphreys Iarussi
Rosemarie Joseph
Madeline Kilroe
Virginia S. Koblish
H. Barry Levine
Eddy Malave
Jesse Markowitz
Claire H. McCarthy
Anna Murray McHale
McSorley's Old Ale House
Alyce W. Meienberg
George Mylonas
Shira Natif
Yoed Nir
Karen E. O'Neill
Mary Petretti
Lauren Sampson
Gail Satler
Lucille Schechter
Vauda O. Schwanke
Joanne Seltzer
John J. Simonelli
Ruth Snyder
Walter Strachowsky
Daniel F. Sullivan
Eleanor S. Swordy
Rhoada K. Tanenbaum
Sandra  Toporoff
Patricia Vaillancourt
Harriet Wollman

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.