Urban Visionaries

150th Anniversary Urban Visionaries Award Dinner & Silent Art Auction
November 2, 2009

$50,000 Visionary Tables
Con Edison
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. Inc.

$25,000 Leader Tables
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Jules Demchick, Barbara Nessim, Anna Demchick-Paszamant '82 and Leah Demchick-Rehbein '86
Macy's and Bloomingdale's
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sandra Priest Rose
Jason H. Wright

$10,000 Pacesetter Tables
Benenson Capital Partners LLC
Bovis Lend Lease
Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation
Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
Kohn Pedersen Fox
The Lauder Foundation, Leonard & Evelyn Lauder Fund
Leslie and Roslyn Goldstein Foundation
The May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Newmark Knight Frank
The Sirus Fund
Cynthia Weiler and E. Blake Moore, Jr.

$5,000 Partner Tables
Dalio Family Foundation
FedEx Corporation
FJC Security Services, Inc.
Jonathan Rose Companies, Inc.
Jones Apparel Group
Ellen Lincer and Richard Lincer
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Sylvia Smolensky and Steven Silberstang '70
STUDIOS Architecture
Turner Construction Company
Lisa Ware and Ronald W. Drucker '62

$5,000 Visionary Tickets
Susan Silver deMenil and Francois deMenil '87

$2,500 Leader Tickets
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Gordon H. Smith Corp.
Polo Electric Corporation
Tishman Construction Corporation

$1,000 Pacesetter Tickets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jill Brienza and Nick Daraviras
Diane Driscoll and Thomas Driscoll '77
Audrey Flack '51 and H. Robert Marcus
Galerie Lelong NY
Kiendl Gordon and John Gordon
David W. Heleniak
IBM Corporation
Roslyn Jaffe and Elliot Jaffe
Judlau Contracting, Inc.
Mariana and George Kaufman
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Patricia Sandholm and William Sandholm '63
Stephen and Myrna Greenberg Philanthropic Fund
David Teiger
Thornton-Tomasetti Inc.
Toshiko Mori Architect PLLC
Lola West

$500 Partner Tickets
A. Esteban and Company, Inc.
Jennifer Agneta and Nicholas Agneta '80
Michael Alfieri
Emily Apter and Anthony Vidler
Chandra Aquilina and Robert Aquilina '78
Joan Asher
Elizabeth Baier '85 and Christopher Lent '84
Stephen P. Baker
Johanna Baruch and Thomas Baruch
Eleanor Baum and Paul Baum
Harriet Bee and Carmi Bee '67
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bernhard
Kathryn McGraw Berry '80 and Charles Berry
Eugenia Bone and Kevin Bone
Michael Borkowsky '61
Maralyn Carr and Robert Stahmer
Chermayeff & Geismar
Cook + Fox Architects
The Corita Charitable Trust
Dagher Engineering
David Zwirner Galleries
Davis Brody Bond
Ronni Denes and Steven Denes
Heidi Diedrich and Kevin Umeh
Judith diMaio
The Donaldson Organization
Anita Donofrio and Nicholas Donofrio
Mark L. Epstein '76
Cindy Feinberg and Ed Feinberg
Laurent A. Fisher
Melanie Gajarasa and Arthur Gajarasa
Diane Gibbons and William Germano
Gerrard + Tan, Architects
Virginia Gold and Martin Gold
Gail Gregg
Gruzen Samton Architects LLP
HOK Architects
Mikihiko Hori
Itkowitz & Harwood Attorney At Law
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Langan Engineering
Ruth Lapidus and Stanley Lapidus
Law Offices of Claudia Wagner LLC
Linda Lemiesz
Leslie Gill Architect
Diane Lewis '76
Linden Alschuler & Kaplan
Dana Lipton and Mitchell Lipton
Mancini Duffy
Tonita McKone and Francis McKone
Susan Michaelson and John Michaelson
Milton Glaser Inc.
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe '75
Bruce Nelligan '80
Patrick Pacheco
William B. Pennington
Robin Quivers
Rafael Vinoly Architects, PC
Ilga Rauchut and Edward Rauchut
Audrey Risbud and Yash Risbud
Jane Rosenblum
Silberstang Lasky Architects
Kathleen Severino and Paul Severino
Georgiana Slade and David Mellgard
Michael Smith
Source One Inc.
Janet Stanwood
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Nina Talbot and Mark Rand
G. Robert Tod
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Waldele
Willard L. Warren '50

Paola Antonelli and Larry Carty
Chemical Specifics, Inc.
Lucy Crane and Edward Crane
Randy Deutsch and Robert Deutsch
John V. Dinan Associates, Inc.
Anselma J. Lewis
Harriet Mack and John Mack
The Morse Family Foundation, Inc.
Lynne Pasternack and Bruce Pasternack '68
The Root Group
Roberta Silverman
Jeannie Sorell and Louis Sorell '78

On Stage Pledge Drive

Mary Lou Alpert and Ira Alpert
Kathryn McGraw Berry '80 and Charles Berry
Jill Brienza and Nick Daraviras
Suzanne Cochran and Robert Cochran
Peggy Cooper Davis and Gordon Davis
Barbara Nessim and Jules Demchick
Ronni Denes and Steven Denes
Randy Deutsch and Robert Deutsch
Diane Driscoll and Thomas Driscoll '77
Martha Gallo and Chuck Kerner
Jeanna Grapes and Jody Grapes
Gail Gregg
Karen Gunderson
Douglas A.P. Hamilton
Elizabeth Huddy and John Huddy '85
Judith Iovino and Tom Iovino
Shirley Ann Jackson and Morris Washington
Margaret Jolly '97
Robbie Karp and Brad Karp
Marsha Keskinen
Jay Kriegel and Kathy McAuliffe
Tom Krizmanic
Mindy Lang '82 and Ken Andrusko
Timmy Larr and David Larr
Shelly LeBoff and Jay LeBoff
Jill Lerner and William Bintzer
Tina Lundgren and Terry Lundgren
Marjorie MacFarlane
Tonita McKone and Francis McKone
Emily Samton and Peter Samton
Paula Simon and Frank Simon
Sylvia Smolensky and Steven Silberstang '70
Andrea Tomasetti and Richard Tomasetti
Emily Apter and Anthony Vidler
Vicki Weiner and Ron Weiner
Clark Wieman
Anne Wilson
Barbara Woolf and Howard Woolf
Nancy Yieh '79
Gilly Youner '82 and John Leeper '85

Silent Art Auction

Contributing Artists
Dennis Adams
Merry Alpern
Donald Baechler '77
Karen Bausman '82
Larry Brown
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Seymour Chwast '51
Lorenzo Clayton '77
Stephen Doyle '78
Thomas Doyle
Marlene Dumas
Carl Fischer '48
Audrey Flack '51
Jason Fox '86
Joanne Greenbaum
Sue Ferguson Gussow '56
Rodney Hardee
Marilyn Henrion '52
Leslie M. Hewitt '00
Thomas Hirschhorn
Jenny Holzer
Nazmi Hoxha
Alex Katz '49
Hedy Klineman '62
Peter Krashes
Lisa Lawley '76
George Lois
Erica U. Mapp '74
Thom Mayne
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe '75
Scott Nobles '00
Ryan Oakes '04
Trevor Oakes '04
Yoko Ono
Christine Osinski
Sylvia Plimack Mangold '59
Kevin Sampson
Paula Scher
Neal Slavin '63
Kiki Smith
Lois Swirnoff '51
David Teeple
Tom Wesselmann '59
Gift of the estate

Auction Winners
Joan Asher
Kathryn McGraw Berry '80 and Charles Berry
Saskia Bos
Lawrence Cacciatore and Anthony Gucciardo
Clo Cohen and Charles Cohen
Fiona Colletta and Steve Colletta
Peggy Cooper Davis and Gordon Davis
Barbara Nessim and Jules Demchick
Ronni Denes and Steven Denes
Lisa Ware and Ronald W. Drucker '62
Mark L. Epstein '76
Diane Gibbons and William Germano
Gail Gregg
Ellen Lincer and Richard Lincer
Toshiko Mori '76 and James Carpenter
Alex Ortuzar
Anna Demchick-Paszamant '82 and Matthew Paszamant
Carla Ruben
Joseph Sheftel
Sylvia Smolensky and Steven Silberstang '70
Jason H. Wright

Special Thanks

7 World Trade Center
Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Larry A. Silverstein

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  • “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.