The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:
Over the years, support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has helped WQXR present outstanding classical music programming through its Cultural Partnerships Program. From the stages of Carnegie Hall to smaller venues like Le Poisson Rouge and NYPR’s own Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s partnership has ensured that millions of people are able to access performances by classical music stars and newcomers via WQXR’s broadcast and digital platforms. The program makes it possible for many who might not otherwise be able to attend the vibrant classical performances on New York stages to benefit from hearing a range of extraordinary concerts as well as WQXR hosts’ passion and knowledge about the music they are presenting.

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation:
In Fiscal Year 2015, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation renewed its support for New Jersey Public Radio. Dodge’s long-standing support helped to establish WNYC’s groundbreaking New Jersey coverage – and garner WNYC’s first Peabody Award for news since 1944. Reporters Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz led NJPR’s efforts along with the managing editor of New Jersey, Nancy Solomon. NJPR’s sustained investigations into the Christie administration’s politicization of traffic control at the busiest bridge in the world, of operations at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and of federal Sandy aid in Hoboken helped establish the narrative for the local and national media’s reporting. These reports prompted state and federal investigations and spurred legislative reform efforts. Dodge’s partnership continues to be vital to NJPR’s ongoing work.

Radio Revelry:
New York Public Radio launched a new spring fundraiser in Fiscal Year 2015 called Radio Revelry. For the debut year, the organization honored Brian Lehrer’s 25-year tenure at WNYC with an evening of comedy and dancing. The evening included stand-up comedy performances from Lizz Winstead and The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams as well as an after-party hosted by Questlove of The Roots.

We thank the Radio Revelry Committee for their hard work and support of this event:

Laura & Rich Brail
Ashley C. Cotton
Kerry Crawford
Andrea & James Gellert
Beth & Peter Hammack

Kortney Hensley
Lauren Seikaly & Michael Huber
Suzanne Johnson
Oliver Kramer
Abby & Anton Levy

Cary Davis & John McGinn
Rebecca & Peter Shapiro
Beth & Brad Whitman



New York Public Radio gratefully acknowledges the many donors whose generosity has supported its award-winning news, cultural programming and music. Here, we are proud to acknowledge the individuals, institutions, foundations and Listeners Legacy Circle members that supported WNYC, WQXR, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, New Jersey Public Radio and all of the programming and work produced by New York Public Radio entities last year. We also thank each and every one of our 189,000+ members for their outstanding generosity.



Carson Family Charitable Trust

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

The Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kaplen Brothers Fund

National Science Foundation

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust


$250,000 – $999,999

Steffi and Robert Berne

Charina Endowment Fund

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

MaryAnne Gilmartin

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Anton Levy

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Bethany and Robert B. Millard

National Endowment for the Humanities

Charles H. Revson Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation

Simons Foundation

Susan and Peter Solomon

Lise Strickler and Mark Gallogly

Elizabeth and Mayo Stuntz

The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc.

Wilma S. Tisch

The Tow Foundation

Lee and Cynthia King Vance

Elaine and Alan G. Weiler

Wyncote Foundation


$100,000 – $249,999

James and Frances Berger

FJC, A Foundation of Donor-Advised Funds

Ford Foundation

Sidney E. Frank Foundation

Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation

The Howard Gilman Foundation

Becky and Mike Goss

The Marc Haas Foundation

Jane and Gerald Katcher

Jeffrey Kenner and Hyunja Laskin

Iris & Junming Le Foundation

The Reva & David Logan Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

James S. and Ellen F. Marcus

The Monteforte Foundation

Eleanor and Howard Morgan

Victoria and Stephen Morris

Henry and Lucy Moses Fund

National Endowment for the Arts

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

New York State Department of Education

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Richard Ravitch

John and Elizabeth Rose

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Rotenstreich

Lauren Seikaly and Michael Huber

Peter and Cheryl Tague



$25,000 – $99,999

Anonymous (3)

American Express Company

Jean B. and Christopher C. Angell

James Attwood and Leslie Williams

Thomas S. and Patricia Y. Bain

Raymond E. and Lucille P. Benedetto

Richard and Susan Braddock

Richard and Laura Brail

Simona and Jerome A. Chazen

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Diker

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Enoch Foundation

Epstein Teicher Philanthropies

Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer

Martha J. Fleischman

The Fund for New Jersey

The Gage Fund

Loretta Brennan Glucksman

Robert D. Goldfarb

Eugene and Emily Grant

The William & Mary Greve Foundation

The Guenther Family

The Guilford Fund

Peter and Beth Hammack

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

The Hearst Foundations

Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Heller

Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust

Max Kade Foundation, Inc.

Pamela P. Kindler

Oliver Kramer

Jay B. Langner

Leir Charitable Foundations

Dottie Litwin-Brief and Donald Brief

Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Lubman

Lawrence Maisel and Susan Grant

MetLife Foundation

Ruth and Harvey R. Miller

Mr. Malcolm Mogul and Dr. Harriette Mogul

The Ambrose Monell Foundation

The Monteforte Foundation

The New York Community Trust

New York State Council on the Arts

The Overbrook Foundation

Theodore Petroulas and Nasim Alikhani

The Pinkerton Foundation

Ellen and Len Polaner

Jonelle Procope and Frederick Terrell

Allie Rogers and Eun Mi Kim

Elihu and Susan W. Rose

Susie Salomon

Ann and Richard Sarnoff

Herb Scannell and Sarah Reetz

The Scheide Fund

Roberta Schneiderman

The Schumann Fund for New Jersey

The Selz Foundation

Silverstein Properties

Marilyn and Jim Simons

Smart Family Foundation

The Spektor Family Foundation

Theodore Stanley

Ernst C. Stiefel Foundation

W. Clement & Jesse V. Stone Foundation

The Geraldine Stutz Trust, Inc.

H. Anna Suh and Ross A. Garon

Nicki and Harold Tanner

Tiger Baron Foundation

The Agnes Varis Charitable Trust

Rosalind P. Walter

Lulu and Anthony Wang

Kathleen and Seymour Weingarten

Mary White

Beth and Brad Whitman

The Winston Foundation


$10,000 – $24,999

Anonymous (4)

The Alec Baldwin Foundation

Bank of America, U.S. Trust

The Bay & Paul Foundations

BBC America

Tom and Andi Bernstein

Kim Bleimann

Borrego Foundation

The Boston Consulting Group

Briar Foundation

Barbara and David Caplan

Jon W. Carson Foundation

Jay Clayton

Alain Coblence

Colbert Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation

Andrea and Tim Collins

Howard S. and B. Jill Comins Stein

Michael R. and Emilie R. Corey

Anne E. Delaney

Eve Dorfzaun

Hunter Douglas

Doreen Downs Miller

The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation

Charles and Elaine Engelstein

Alex J. Ettl Foundation

Julian W. and Ronnie B. Friedman

Friedman Family Foundation

William and Helen Garrison

Andrea and James Gellert

Hal and Kay Gellert

Alexandra Simone George Memorial Fund

James and Jill Gibson

Jill and John Gilbert

James Gleick and Cynthia Crossen

The Florence Gould Foundation

Leonard and Jennifer Gruenberg

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Mary W. Harriman Foundation

Kitty Hawks and Lawrence Lederman

Samuel and Anna Jacobs Foundation

Carroll and Donna Janis

The Katzenberger Foundation

Robert and Randi Kornreich

The Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust

Honey M. Kurtz

Fernand and Nicole Lamesch

Kim Lemon and Michael Levine

Ruth M. and David A. Levine

In memory of Dick H. Lewent

Amy Liss

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Mai

Lynn J. and Elizabeth A. Mangum

Page and Otto Marx Foundation

Joanne and Norman S. Matthews

Mattis Family Foundation

Constance and H. Roemer McPhee

Josephine Merck

Gillian and Eduardo Mestre

Anne Akiko Meyers and Jason Subotky

The Mohn Family Foundation

Paul and Sandra Montrone

Beverly Nadler & Paul S. Nadler Family Charitable Trust

The Narula Foundation and Ajay Narula

John and Wendy Neu Family Foundation

Margaret Neubart Foundation

No Frills Foundation

The Omer Foundation

Richard and Lois Pace

Robert Pepe and Janet M. Casini-Pepe

Pittman Family Foundation

The Resource Foundation

Rice Family Foundation

Philip W. Riskin Charitable Foundation Inc.

Toby and Nataly Ritter

Jerome Robbins Foundation

Evan and Lindsay Roth

Robert R. and Joan O. Rothberg

John and Margaret Ruttenberg

Josh Sapan, AMC Networks

The Irving & Geraldine Schaffer Foundation

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund

Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts

Bonnie Ward Simon

Ruth Sokenis

Warren J. Spector

Sam and Ellen Sporn

Statue Foundation

Nicholas A. Stephens and Lisa Kunstadter

Lynn G. Straus

Robert E. Swanton

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Tarr

Judy Tenney and Robert Haines

Time Warner Cable

Trinity Real Estate

Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III

The Walbridge Fund Ltd.

David Weller

Judy and Josh Weston

Neil Westreich

Amy Yenkin and Robert Usdan

Judy Francis Zankel


$5,000 – $9,999

Anonymous (14)

Lawrence and Ronnie Ackman

Nancy Adelson

Millette Alexander

The Amphion Foundation, Inc

Terry L. Andreas

Stuart S. Applebaum Giving Foundation

Jody and John Arnhold

Axe-Houghton Foundation

Stephanie and Stephen Axinn

Henry and Karen Barkhorn

George and Jane R. Bean

Holly Tupper Beinhorn

Stanley and Marion Bergman, Henry Schein, Inc.

Leonard and Linda M. Berkowitz

Irma Birnbaum


John and Blair Borthwick

John M. Braden and Claiborne F. Richardson

Margot Bridger and Gerry Paul

Diane and Clyde Brownstone

Barbara and Joseph Bruno

Peter and Sophia Cannellos


Clinton Family Foundation

The Edward T. Cone Foundation

Hal Coon

Bruce S. and Nancy Cooper

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Emily and John Corry

Laura A. Coruzzi and Robert J. Schneider

Frederick D. and Anne Cowett

Joyce B. Cowin

The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation

Creative Artists Agency

Crosswicks Foundation, Ltd.

Mercedes K. Danevic and Thomas Bernard

Mr. and Mrs. Kim Davis

Robert De Rothschild

Jeffrey and Jill Degen

Mitchell Dinnerstein

The Dobkin Family Foundation

Alisa and Dan Doctoroff

Susan and Thomas Dunn

Susanne Durst

Jodie and John Eastman

George Eberstadt and Cynthia Young

Michael Eberstadt and Nina Beattie

Daniel J. and Edith A. Ehrlich Family Foundation

Henry and Kathleen Elsesser

Eric and Linda Rodgers Emory

Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi Foundation

R.S. Evans & The R.S. Evans Foundation

Roger and Vivian Farah

Pam Fleischaker

Barbara G. Fleischman

Kate, Susan and Peet Foster

Fribourg Family Foundation

Joel and Meredith Gantcher

Amy and Ian Gazard

Richard Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert

Mrs. Isabel Gindi and Dr. Michael Gindi

Virginia and Martin Gold

Sheldon Goldman and Marjorie Miller

Herman Goldman Foundation

David Gottlieb and Death Or Glory, LLC

Kim and Jeff Greenberg

Grodzins Fund

Amelia M. Hagedorn & The Hagedorn Foundation

Carmela and Paul Haklisch

Kathleen D. Hale

Christine and Andrew Hall

Stephen Harnik

Sebastian Heath and Sarah Burnes

John and Sally Henry

Christine Hepburn and Kenneth Martin

Judith and Joel Herschman

Alexandra and Paul Herzan

Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin

Ann and Weston Hicks

Hite Foundation

Nancy and Neil Humphreys

Timothy and Stephanie Ingrassia

Peter H. and Karen S. Jakes

Alan Jenkins

Julia Kahr and Brian Colton

Leslie Kandell

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation

Mary Beth Kelly

Charles and Jane Klein Family Fund

Daney and Lee Klingenstein

Nat R. and Martha Knaster

Jacques Kohn

Joan Konner

Alexandra D. Korry

Leon Levy Foundation

Abe Littenberg

Virginia and Neal Luppescu

Ned Lustbader

Sarah L. Lutz and John van Rens

Joanne Lyman

Heather Mac Donald

Daniel and Marian Malcolm

Janet Mardfin

Marian Goodman Gallery Inc

The Marshall Family Foundation Inc.

Stephen and Carolyn McCandless

Jason and Deborah McManus

Robert and Clare Meeker

Martin Messinger

Diana Moore

Mary Morgan

Enid and Lester S. Morse

Umesh & Shailaja Nagarkatte

Carol Netzer

Newman’s Own Foundation

Craig Newmark

Nancy and Morris Offit

Joey O’Loughlin

Michael and Gail O’Neill

Domencio Paulon Foundation

Kathleen Peratis

Bertha P. Person

Marnie S. Pillsbury

John Pirovano

Marguerite Pitts and William Reid Pitts Jr.

Thomas A. Platt

Yvonne and Leslie Pollack

David and Leslie Puth

Dr. Richard and Carole Rifkind

Susan J. Robbins and Sidney S. Rothberg

Kenneth and Hazel T. Roe Foundation, Inc.

Mrs. Frederick P. Rose

Stan and Judy Rosenbloom

Laura and James J. Ross

Robert E. and Judith O. Rubin

Arnold Saks

Sandpiper Fund, Inc.

Mrs. Julio Mario Santo Domingo

Adam P. Schleifer and
The Schleifer Family Foundation

Justus J. Schlichting

Elaine and Edmund Schroeder

Axel and Sara Schupf

Eric Schwartz and Debra Fram

Elaine Shapiro

Rebecca and Peter Shapiro

Silverweed Foundation

Sirus Fund

Ray and Judy Skorupa

Cynthia L. Smith

Howard Solomon and Sarah Billinghurst Solomon

Lois M. Sontag, Jeld Charitable

Jeff Soule and Rebecca Cheeks Soule

Gregory Steinmetz

David J. and Dianne Stern

Jane and Jim Stern

Daniel Stone

William Sussman and Jane Steele

Elinor Tomback Fine and
the Max Solomon Foundation

Andrea Taylor

Kathleen Tripp

Irma K. Volk

Laura R. Walker and Bert Wells

Rosalie C. Weir

Whispering Bells Foundation

Barrie and Deedee Wigmore

Harold D. and Judith Winters



Anonymous (69)

David Alles

Edward and June LeBell Alley

Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Alterman

Millard Altman

Madonna Alvarez

Gail Ambrose

Joel Aragona and Rhela Moskowitz

David M. Asch

David Ashe

Leon D. Ashner

Sarah Jean Avery

John M. Bacon

Joan D. Baekeland

Thomas S. Bain

David Ballon and Karen Reisler Ballon

Vida and Michael Beaven

Sandy Berger

Daniel Berkson

Linda Bierman

Robert and Gloria Blumenthal

Oscar Bober

Ruth Bowman

Linda Breton

Sondra Brooks

Francine Brown

Hope Brown

Richard Bruce and Leslie Aiello

Marion Buhagiar

Dr. James Burke

Mary Butler

Joel T. Camche

The Margarita Camche Charitable Trust

Michele and Jonathan Caplan

David W. Carman

Christine Cauchi

Virginia Chakejian

Nancy Dwyer Chapman

Persis Charles

Marsha and Domenick P. Cirulli

Diana Batho Clark

Tony and Sue Ann Converse

Mary M. Cope

William R. Corry

Elizabeth Fallon Culp

Carol and Sarah Dacey-Charles

Peter and Katharine Darrow

Mary Carol Day and Paul Newland

Robert J. Defreitas

Michael DeVries and Christine Stokes

Carol F. Drisko

Linda J. Eckard

Susan Efrus

Joan Nelson Eisen

Audrey Ellinger

Drs. George L. and Romana R. Farrington

Janice Figueroa

Stuart M. Fischman, Esq.

Charlene L. Forest

Arnold C. Franco

Shirley Friedman

Edward F. Gerber

Murray Ginsberg and Flore Botwinick

Bruce Glaser

Dr. Carl and Mrs. Barbara Gold

Edward E. Goldman and Judith A. Riven

Therese M. Goodwin

Judy A. Gorman

Vera Graaf

Rose M. Greco

Susan Guest

Robert Gundersen

Cora Hahn

Robin B. Hall

Elizabeth Hallin

John B. and Diane D. Haney

Diane Hansen

Toehl Harding

The Louise G. Harper Charitable Trust

The Rosetta W. Harris Charitable Lead Trust

Kitty Hawks and Lawrence Lederman

Robert and Linda Heath

Sandy Held

Ronnie Ann Himmel

Rose Hirschel and Andrew Shreeves

The Lisina M. Hoch Charitable Lead Trust

Linora Hoffman

Sylvia R. Hoisington

Luba Holtzman

Elizabeth B. Hubbard

Karen Jare

Peter H. Judd

Richard Kagan

Brenda Kamen

Chester F. Kaplan

Edith Kaplan

Marcia Kaplan-Mann

Beatrice Kaufman

Dr. Sivia Kaye

Anne Kelemen

Cynthia Kelman

Margaret Kennedy

Victoria Kimbrough

Bernard and Sondra Kleinman

Mary-Jo Knight

Elinore A. Kochis

Ruth Kram

Laura Kraus

Stuart M. Lane

Yana Lantsberg

Terry Last

S. David Laveton

Barbara Lederer

Allegra Levanne

Harry Lines

Michele LoBianco

Lawrence Loewinger and Julie Gross

Nathan Lorman

Helen Lowenstein

Alvin Lurie

The John E. Luth Charitable Lead Annuity Trust

Henry Mack and Emily Short

Dr. Sandra R. Mann

Karen A. Marcason and Chris Hoffman

Janet Mardfin

Jason and Edith Marks

Mr. Victor Mason

Alline Matheson

M. John Matlaw

Harry Matthews

Laura Mausner

Stephen and Carolyn McCandless

Helene McCarty

Betsy McGee

Carole Mehlman

Ann Davidson Michell

Samuel L. Miller, M.D.

Dennis Moreland

Dorothy Schoeni Neff

Helen Newman

Barry and Maija Nobel

Ruth Nordenbrook

Carol Noymer

Paula Omansky

Steffi Ostroff

Marilyn L. Papayanis, Ph.D.

Fred Pastor

Diana Pittet

Ellen and Len Polaner

Jane M. Protzman

Paula S. Rackow

William R. Reader, in memory of Lester Bowman

Irwin R. Rein

Madeleine P. Richard

Ethel Romm

Ted Rosenthal

The Ruth and Samuel Rosenwasser Charitable Trust

Norma Rossi

Joram Salig and Tony Clark

Michael L. Samuels

Kathleen Sasso

Julie Saul

Mark Schleisner and Vivien Hoexter

Sonia Ariane Schlomy

Roberta Schneiderman

Carol Schuler

Drs. Martin F. and Judith S. Schwartz

Gisela Selo

Annette Shandolow-Hassell

David Shanen

Annette Shapiro

Caroline Shapiro and Peter F. Frey

Judith R. Shapiro

Joan Shaw

James J. Shields

Robert Sholiton

Laurie F. Siegel

Marjorie Singer and Edward Joseph

Richard Somma

Hoyt and Margot Spelman

Ellen and Sam Sporn

Peter and Michele Stein

Carol Steinberg

Phyllis K. Steiner, Ph.D.

Hedy Sloane Stempler

Charles Stendig

PaulaMarie Susi

Lawrence C. Terricone

Vinton Thompson and Ruth Moscovitch

Leonore Tiefer

Carol Kehr Tittle

Miriam W. Turkel

Dina Vaz

John Vinton

Laura R. Walker

Diane Hardy Waller

Rosalind P. Walter

Ava Warner

Alan G. Weiler

Lynn Weinberg

Carrie Weinblatt

Amelia Weiss

Madeline Weitsman

Lucille Werlinich

Sheree L. West

Melissa C. Williams

Roger Witherspoon and Marilyn Elie

Elaine K. Yale

Daniel Yasilove

George F. Zenker


We honor the following Listeners Legacy Circle members whom we lost this past year, and extend our sympathy and heartfelt thanks to their loved ones for the legacies they created on behalf of New York Public Radio.

Arlene A. Bartlow


Corporate Supporter Spotlight:

Although Audible has been a sponsor for many years, this year it elevated its status to a true partnership by more than doubling its support, and committing to be one of two launch sponsors for The New Yorker Radio Hour, launching in Fiscal Year 2016. Audible invested deeply in our national podcasts, and also provided sustained support for local podcast versions of The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show.

First Podcast Upfront

On April 29, 2015, WNYC joined NPR and WBEZ to host the first-ever podcast upfront for advertisers during Advertising Week. More than 500 people attended Le Poisson Rouge for a presentation of public radio podcasts that showcased the best in the space and encouraged advertisers to lay in campaigns for the coming year. The event featured Jad Abumrad (Radiolab), Ira Glass (This American Life) and Glynn Washington (Snap Judgment). New York Public Radio also presented new podcast ad effectiveness research from Edison that was commissioned specifically for this event.

New York Public Radio gratefully acknowledges the top 50 sponsors whose support made its unique programming and offerings possible in Fiscal Year 2015.

23 and Me
A-24 Films
Air France
Blue Apron
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Carnegie Hall
Charles P. Rogers & Company
Citrix GoToMeeting
City National Bank
Columbia Doctors
Columbia University
First Republic Bank
Glenmede Trust

Goldman Sachs
IFC Films
Jupiter Networks
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lincoln Center Performing Arts
Lincoln Motor Company
LV Wood Floors
Mark’s Bookkeeping Services
McGraw Hill Financial
Memorial Sloan Kettering
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Montefiore Medical Center

The New School
New York City Transitional Finance Authority
New York Community Trust
New York Philharmonic
New York Presbyterian Hospital
One Medical Group
Paramount Pictures
Penguin Group
ProCure Proton Therapy Centers
Rutgers University
Silver Hill Hospital
Sy Syms Foundation
Vital Projects Fund