Cooke School and Institute

2019-2020 Donor Report

Cooke School and Institute gratefully acknowledges

the individuals, corporations and foundations 

who have contributed to our mission and vision.



Cooke Is Our Constant

Some things in our world have changed, but the deep connections within the Cooke community have been the anchor that has kept us strong and resilient in times of uncertainty.

Our students and their families know that there will always be a place for them—a place of learning, friendship and belonging. That place is here, at Cooke!  

Your generosity enables us to serve thousands of diverse learners,

within our walls and beyond!

You Make It All Possible and We Thank You!  

Giving Categories


$100K and Up

Andrea Pollack and Adam Usdan

Robert and Ardis James Foundation

Julia Shea

Taft Foundation


Donald Jonas

Helen Lee-Warren and David Warren


Julia Tung and Tongwei Liu


Frizzy Stiftung Foundation

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund

Sarah Paul and Mark Nachamie

Lisa and John Westlake

Dr. Mary White


Benno Ansbacher

Barclays Capital


Debbie Cooper and Dan Sternberg

Danielle Curi and Max Herrnstein

Hyde & Watson Foundation

Janice and Ralph James

Juanita Leff

Cia and Bob Marakovits

Debbie and Andrew Morris

Nancy and Daniel Neff

June Niklus and David Murphy

Karen and Tom Robards

Dr. Elsa Roe

Erika Serow

Barbara and O. Griffith Sexton

Sterling National Bank Charitable Foundation

Christine and Eamon Walsh

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP



Suzanne and James Aisenberg

SoJin Bae and Jay Kim

Wendy Banner and Geoff Wiener

Marcia and Michael Beck

Roxanne and Scott Bok


Andrea and Paul Compton

Stephanie Doerfler and Michael Casteele

Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

Dr. William O. Benenson Family Foundation

Patrick Duff

June Eichbaum and Kenneth Wirfel

Anne Garonzik

Carlie Garonzik

Robin and Brian Leach


Janet and David Offensend

George Olsen

Louise Parent and John Casaly

Susan and Bill Rifkin

Heather and Brett Rogoff

Carolyn Rossip Malcolm

Rosemary Suh and Shawn Watts

Denise and Stuart Zwerling


Kimberly Albright and Michael Dow

AmazonSmile Foundation

The Answer Company

Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.

Aishwerya and Sanjeev Bahl

Sabine Barbier-Goldman and Jonathan Goldman

Elli and David Basner

Vicki Been and Richard Revesz

Joan Beir

Ellen Bickal

Laura and Joseph Carini

Susan Caruso Green and Stuart Green

Sybil Cohen

Jane Condon and Kenneth Bartels

Maria Luisa Cotrina and Juan Carlos Lopez

The Cousins’ Charitable Foundation

Heather and Jeffrey Damon

DE Shaw

Dionysios Grevenitis Selections

Erika and Todd Drezner

Deirdre Featherstone and Wilson Madden

Lizanne Fontaine and Robert Buckholz

E. Ann Gill

Limor Goren

Roger Harris

Cindy and Randy Heck

Christine and Kevin Hennessey

Marielena and Veronica Hurvich

Hutchins Family Foundation

Sharon Jacquet

JPMorgan Chase Bank

Meredith Kane

Renee Khatami and John MacArthur

Law Offices of Regina Skyer

Levien & Company, Inc.

Anne Marie and Peter Livoti

Diana Lopez and Bob Begleiter

Kate and Joel Millonzi

Michelle Mintz and Jason Scharfspitz

The Navesink Foundation

Patricia Nooy and Roger Miller

Elizabeth Ostrow and Andrew Buchsbaum

Joyce and Daniel Pariser

Laurie and David Pauker

Elizabeth and Jeffrey Peek

Alina and Ozzie Ramos

Barbara and Victor Rocco

Laurel Rubin

Anne and Ronald Simon

Chrystia Slywotzky

Rose Marie and Kelly Smith

The Tangney Family

Dr. Michael Termini

Maureen White and Steven Rattner

Leah and Bob Wilcox

Henry Zachary

Barbara and Michael Zimmerman


Anonymous Donors

Rosemary and Jonathan Ansbacher

Susan and Albert Asebrook

Elizabeth Barlow and William Bedwell

JoAnn and Robert Beltempo

Wing Sung Chan

Latoya Cook

Kitty and Guy de Chazal

Donna S. DeCoursey and John C. Straton, Jr.

Dana and Stephen DiPrima

Gail and Peter Ferris

Susannah and Spencer Harrington

Frank Iannelli

Carol and Mark Jaffe

Catherine Lyness

Roanne Mann and David Brodsky

Lisa and Dennis Meade

Carrie Peterson and Jay Lien

Jeanne and Blane Schertz

Samantha and Steven Scire

Amy Sohnen

Gayle Spear and David Eisen

State Farm

Nancy and Robert Swain

TD Bank, N.A.

Claudia and Maarten van Hengel

Cynthia and Lee Vance

Kathleen and William Weigel


Cathy Wong and Keath Chan


Jonathan Aghravi


Maria Alba

Ellen Banner

Caren Byrd

Sherree and Marc Drezner

Betty and Billy English

Deborah Farrington

Judy and Alan Fishman

Tom Flood

Debra and Barry Frank

Loretta and Brian Gallagher

Michèle Georgel

Goldman Sachs

Robyn and David Goldstein

Lauree and Gregory Hickok

Hillary and Jim Jacobs

Susan and Thomas Kirch

Laurin and Norman Kleiman

Phyllis and Harvey Klein

Robin Krause

Ester Mae and Gino Leonardia

Jamie and Joseph Luft 

Miriam and Robert Mahler

Renny and Michael Nachwalter

Gabrielle and Michael Palitz

Cindy and David Pinter

Mary Ann and Len Policastro

Janine Pollack

Juliette Rose

Joanne and Kenneth Sold

Benjamin Stapleton III

Sharon Sullivan and James Gravitt

Linda and Michael Tomasso

Jacqueline Vega and Genaro Marrero

Up to $249


Dr. Ashim Ahuja

Sylvia Aisenstadt Ovadia

Mirta and Luis Alicea

Miriam Aviles

C. Baptiste

Jacqueline Bediako

Arny Berger

Frances Blackman

The Blazio Family

Esther and Howie Borer

Susan and Donald Brant

Michael Browne

Linda and Donald Burke

The Capozzi Family

Kristen and Patrick Carey

MaryAnn Carini-Giordano

Rosemarie Cassidy

The Chen Family

Patricia Christides

Janet and Bob Cohen

Jeffrey Cohen

Maria and Warren Davis

Susan and Chris Devlin

Karla and Ray Devonish

Cathy and Jack Dinaburg

Fran Dreyfus

Gaetie Edouarzin

Grace Ellis

The Evans Family

Pat and Jim Fingeroth

Sally Foley

Deidre Freeman and Takashi Kohiyama

Faye Ginsburg and Fred Myers

Kathy and Eric Goldberg

Rose Gomez

John Habich and Andrew Solomon

Leslie Harris Steinman and Randy Steinman 

Mary Herms and Ryan Marshall

Kristen and Matt Hill

Janet and Sat Hon

Susan Horwitz

Pam Hutto and Kenneth Hochman

Kamran Isayev

Pamela and Allan Jacobs

Maria Jaime

Carol Jeffery

Frances Jones

David Justus

Ian Kalafatis

Sharon Kaye and Brian O’Connor

Art Kerber

Marion and Hal Kessler

Erin and Kevin Kinsella

Sonya Kippins

Suzanne Knaster

Aliza and Evan Kushner

Sandra and Joe Lambert

Alvina and Edward Lau

Mon Lee

Ivy and Alan Leibowitz

Louise Levy

Steve Lewis

Marjorie and Charles Malone

Susie and Ken Mandelbaum

Janelle and Greg Manning

Donna and Rueben Markgraf

Noreen and Mario Mastrangelo

Carmen Matias and Hechter Ubarry

Kimberly McCoy

George McDermott

Elizabeth McGee

Virginia and Tom Murphy

Mutual of America

Joan and Richard Nardi

Jessica Nesbihal and Bernard Manning 

Chava Newcombe

Suzanne Nicoletti-Krase

Nancy and Paul Novograd

Yanira Nunez

Susan and Robert Pitiger

Vjekoslava and Zack Popovic

Lorraine Powers

Shirley and Stanley Puskarz

Ferid Radoncic

Sami Rahman

Nancy Richard

Blaine Robinson

Selene Rodriguez Trivizas and Alexander Trivizas

Norma Rosario

Ellyn Roth Mittman and Lawrence Mittman

The Roundtree Family

Isaura Sanchez and Alexander Loney

The Santos Family

Joan and Gerald Schieber

Susan and Joel Shapiro

Ann and James Silberman

Ginny and Eric Skar

Robin Spear and John Cleary

Robert Stone

Betty Szlachter

P. Thorpe

Damicela Toro

Jane Torrence

Debi and Irwin Unger

Diana Valenzuela

Tina Wells

Val Wise and Philip Schwartz

Diane and James Woods

Shijuan Xu and Jianpei Wu

Christi and Joe Yan

Jawed Zakir

Ana Zuniga

Cooke Partners

Cooke wishes to thank corporate and community internship hosts and in-kind partners for their generosity.

6BC Garden

9/11 Memorial


Abigail Kirsch Catering

American Institute of Architects

Animal Haven

Atlantic Theater



Barclays Pro Bono Program

Barry’s Bootcamp

Beacon’s ClosetBouley at Home

Boulud Sud

Brooklyn Cat Café

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Brooklyn Roasting Company

Café Grumpy

Carnegie Hill Neighbors


Circle of Confusion

Cocina Taller


David Chesner

DNS Wines

Doodle Doo’s

Drink PLG

Educational Alliance

Épicerie Boulud

Expand the Room

Featherstone Jewelry


FLY Center

Gallop NYC

God’s Love We Deliver

Gowanus E-Waste


Institute of Culinary Education

Integrated Technology Systems

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Jack Mulqueen


Jan Hus Church

Job Path

Kitty Kind

Kuma Inn

La Central

Laurie & Sons

Le Pain Quotidien

Levain Bakery

Loring Place

Luv Michael

Makur Designs

Manna Catering

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Mc Gowan Builders

Meals on Heels

Middle Collegiate Church

Modell’s Sporting Goods

Moët Hennessy USA

Moody’s Corporation

News America Marketing

Nobu Downtown


NYU Occupational Therapy Dept.


Ole & Steen



Presentation Products

Riverside Park Conservancy

Robert at The Museum of Arts and Design

Roger Nembhard

S-Curve Records

School of Visual Arts


Silvermirror Spa

Special Music School

Squeaky Clean Dog Grooming

Stephen Gaynor School

Strategic Group

Stuyvesant Park

Tao Downtown

Taproot Foundation

Taverna Di Bacco

The Bright Pursuit

The Leadership Program

TJ Maxx

Towne House Grooming



Karen and David Waltuck


Wild Bird Fund


Barbara Wolf


2019-2020 Financial Highlights


Education …………………………….$25,502,320

Contribution and Special Events ..$1,443,306

Consulting, Training and Misc ….. $1,342,006

Total Revenue:




Education ……………………………..$20,254,903

Administration ……………………….. $3,010,491

Fundraising ………………………………. $664,718 

Total Expenses:


We are grateful to those of you who supported our mission through your amazing generosity.

YOU’VE made all the difference!

Planning Giving

Legacy giving is very important to Cooke’s sustainability.  Please contact Michael Eaton at for more information.

Through the Affinity Membership Program, TD Bank will make an annual contribution to Cooke School based on the activity of all participating members’ TD Bank accounts.

Eligible accounts include:

  • Checking – Business & Consumer

  • Savings

  • Money Market

  • Certificate of Deposit

  • Retirement

If you are already a TD Bank customer, please visit any one of their locations and ask to have your balances included as part of the Cooke’s Affinity Membership Program (code: A1923).

Please see the Affinity Membership Program flyer for more information.