Cooke School and Institute

2021-2022 Donor Report




Andrea Pollack and Adam Usdan


Robert and Kate Niehaus Foundation

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund

The Taft Foundation

Julia Tung and Tongwei Liu



The Hyde & Watson Foundation

Deborah and Andrew Morris

Sarah Paul and Mark Nachamie

Tracey and Robert Pruzan

Robert and Ardis James Foundation

Elsa Roe

Barbara and O. Griffith Sexton

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Helen Lee-Warren and David Warren


Benno Ansbacher

Joan Beir


Danielle Curi and Max Herrnstein

DE Shaw


Douglaston Development

June Eichbaum and Kenneth Wirfel


Noelle Ibrahim and Khalid Abu-Eideh

Juanita Leff

Amanda and Taylor Lukof

Leslie and Victor Lewkow

Karen and Thomas Robards

Heather and Brett Rogoff

Laurel Rubin

Rosemary Suh Watts and Shawn Watts

Christine and Eamon Walsh

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Your Gift Makes a Difference

We are Grateful for Your Support!

.87¢ of every dollar donated directly supports Cooke programs

Your support is vital to our work! Thank you.

70% of our families are dependent on funding assistance to attend Cooke.

Your gift helps our students become the brave, strong adults of tomorrow!


Anonymous Donors

SoJin Bae and Jay Kim

Wendy Banner and Geoffrey Wiener

Anastasia and Ronald Barth

Elli and David Basner

Beacon’s Closet

Marcia and Michael Beck

Ellen Bickal

Roxanne and Scott Bok

Sybil Cohen

Andrea and Paul Compton

Deborah Cooper and Daniel Sternberg

Nicole Dewey and William Seely

Patrick Duff

Stacey and Andrew Feller

Anne Garonzik

Wendy and Benjamin Goldberg

Stephanie Heilborn and Martin Quirno

Janice and Ralph James

Lori and Elliot Kloper

Robin and Brian Leach

Carmen and Ivan Lorenzana

Cia and Bob Marakovits

Patricia Nooy and Roger Miller

Janet and David Offensend

Louise Parent and John Casaly

Alina and Ozzie Ramos

Diane and Todd Restivo

Yolanda and Joe Saraceno

Lorna and Mitchell Schamroth

Michael Termini

The Esther and William Benenson Family Foundation

Anu and Pankaj Vaish

Webster Bank

Caroline and Eric Yoon

Barbara and Michael Zimmerman

Denise and Stuart Zwerling


Maria Alba

Fanny Barberena Khowong and Khamsy Khowong

Sabine Barbier-Goldman and Jonathan Goldman

Vassilysa and Daniel Basov

Vicki Been and Richard Revesz

Katherine Bradford

Bethany Chase and Andy Weinstein

Carolina and John Ciferni

Jane Condon and Kenneth Bartels

Marisa Cotrina and Juan Carlos Lopez

Mary Ellen and John Curley

Heather and Jeffrey Damon

The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

Margaret Downs and Henry Zachary

Kathleen and Lawrence Dunne

Michael Eaton and Michael Hoagland


Martha and Stephen Ellman

Eveline Erni and Gary Barton

Dag Folger

Carlie and Neal Garonzik

Lara Gerstein and Ann Hairston

E. Ann Gill and Robert Hempel

Limor Goren

Cindy and Randall Heck

Christine and Kevin Hennessey

Roberta Herter

Molly Hoagland and Rufus Collins

Rolande Jadotte and Nicholas Tangney

Tyler Juliano

Meredith Kane

Sandra and Joseph Lambert

Diana Lopez and Robert Begleiter

Arlene and Mitchel Maidman


 Deborah McLean and Keith Kearney

Kate and Joel Millonzi

Michelle Mintz and Jason Scharfspitz

Mutual of America

Nancy and Daniel Neff

Elizabeth Ostrow and Andrew Buchsbaum

Joyce and Daniel Pariser

Laurie and David Pauker

Deborah and Michael Pollack

Prevention 1st Foundation, Inc.

Barbara and Victor Rocco

Harvey Shapiro

Anne and Ronald Simon

Chrystia Slywotzky

Talisa Soto Bratt and Benjamin Bratt

Trautschold Family Foundation

Claudia and Maarten van Hengel

Christiana and Kwok Yan


Rachel and Avi Abel

Marc Agger

Suzanne and James Aisenberg

AmazonSmile Foundation

Ellen Banner

Janet Beck

Ulka Campbell and Scot Campbell

James Capalino

Wing Sung Chan

Zhengrong Chiu and Shuet Ying Choi

Carrie Cohen and Richard Lipsey

Jeffrey Cohen

Latoya Cook

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

Nancy Devlin

Betina Dowdell

Byers and Ben Dowdell

Erika and Todd Drezner

Sherree Drezner

Betty and Billy English

Rachel Gallagher

Stephanie Gayden and Marc Miller

Christy Goddel and Brian Meagher

Elizabeth and Jason Hamilton

Adrienne Hepler

Frank Iannelli

Carol and Mark Jaffe

Frances Kamien and Lawrence Mattis

Richard Kassler

Melanie and Vikrant Khanderia

Susan and Thomas Kirch

Ester Mae Leonardia and Gino Tadiar

Elizabeth Lunbeck and Gary Gerstle

Carolyn and David Miller

Catherine Morris

Mike Niamonitakis

Carrie Peterson and Jay Lien

Patricia and Lewis Raibley

Carolyn Rossip Malcolm

Rose Marie and Kelly Smith

Amy Sohnen

Sierra Soucy and Zeke Tell

Gayle Spear and David Eisen

Leslie and Randy Steinman

Judy Tung

Christina van Hengel and Charles Miller

Drusilla van Hengel and Riley Patlak

Kathleen and William Weigel

Leah and Robert Wilcox

Stacie Wong

Cathy Wong and Keath Chan


Hana Abdurrahman and Hanif Abdur-Rahman

Anita Abraham-Inz and Richard Inz

Jonathan Aghravi

Rosemary and Jonathan Ansbacher

Susan and Albert Asebrook

Sara Barca

Lauren Baum

Caren Byrd

Patty Castella-Kealey and Timothy Kealey

Elizabeth Chisholm

Judy Choi and Philip Herter

Mary Clancy and Jamie Riches

Brian Cohen

Ruth Cowan

Theresa and William Cunningham

Kathryn and James Douthit

Ann Dowd Arancio and Lawrence Arancio

Francine Dreyfus

Deborah Farrington

Gail and Peter Ferris

Debra and Barry Frank

Deidre Freeman

Tomoko Furuya-Capozzi and Richard Capozzi

Erica and Jason Gaswirth

Faye Ginsburg and Fred Myers

Tomoko Hagane-Mullins and Timothy Mullins

Nesa Hassanein

Thomas Henk

Jill Hodge

Jennifer and Nicholas Jerez

Laurin and Norman Kleiman

Karen and William Kolb

Robyn and David Epstein

Robin Krause

Elaina LaRusso and Richard Ferrari

Avi Lebor


Roanne Mann and David Brodsky

Philip Meachin

Lisa and Dennis Meade

Laura Moore Brown and Paul Brown

Renée and Kurt Nicholson

Gabrielle and Michael Palitz

Cindy and David Pinter

Antoinette and Vincent Pitta

Mary Ann and Len Policastro

Maria and Johnny Rahman

Eileen Red

Laurie and Robert Rotman

Sailaja Sastry and Jason Gottlieb

Joanne and Kenneth Sold

Sharon Sullivan and James Gravitt

Cindy Surdi

Andrea Utecht

Judith Warren

Up to $249

Madina Abdurasulova and Chris Moschovitis

Priscilla Alvarez

Sam Antar

Arielle Argibay and Carlos Abraham

Grace Ann Baresich

Patrick Barnes and Kent McIngvale

Jacqueline Bediako

Muna and Krishna Belbase

Blanche Benenson and Andy Roth

Paul Binder

Frances Blackman

Roseann Bonadia

Susan and Donald Brant

William Braun

Melissa Braverman Goldstein and David Goldstein

Leslie and Frederick Bright

Leah Brock

Cathy Bryant and Eric Garner

Rachel Call

Maggie Carmichael

Cecily Chester and Michael Weinberger

Alisa Clark Ackerman and David Ackerman

Paige and Andrew Conner

Andrew Coonick

Susan and Chris Devlin

Karla and Ray Devonish

Kadiatou Diallo and Ibrahima Bah

Jennifer DiFiglia and Todd Toler

Portia Dillard and Andrzej Jakubowicz

Cathy and Jack Dinaburg

Terri Dinney

Cindy DiPrima Morisse and Laurent Morisse

Gail Donovan

Andreen Douglas

Scott Dweck

Dara Feivelson

Pat and James Fingeroth

Nancy Finton

Paul Fisher

Elanah and Steven Fishman

Yvette Forbes

Rosa Fraticelli

Clare and Frank Garcia

Linda Garrettson

Phyllis Gerstein

Susannah Gersten

Kristin Glen

Heather and Daniel Glum

Charley Gonzales

Eileen and Dominic Granito

Nancy Guzowski

Christopher Havens

Anna and Daniel Hecht

Mary Herms and Ryan Marshall

Bao Ho and Joshua Schneyer

Janet and Sat Hon

Shari Honig

Lindsay Hornthal

Christina and Willyhawk Huang

Marielena Hurvich and Clifford Hurvich

Pam Hutto and Kenneth Hochman

Stephanie Jacqueney

Tiana Jones

David Justus

Holly and Craig Kane

Jennifer Kane and Bernie Trilling

Andrea Kantor

Kathy and Eric Goldberg

Jane and John Kauffmann

Sharon Kaye-O’Connor and Brian O’Connor

Marion and Hal Kessler

Betsy and Bill King

Erin and Kevin Kinsella

Sonya Kippins

Phyllis Klein

Suzanne Knaster

Rochelle Korman

Aliza and Evan Kushner

Lane Kwederis

Marisa Lago and Ron Finiw

Alvina and Edward Lau

Mon Lee and Hongmei Zhao

Lauren Lesce and Justin Smith

Steve Lewis

Malily Li and Yu Qiang Ma

JoAnn LoFrisco and William Winston

Rainiel Lopez

Nancy Lorence

Lydia and Greg Lucas

Jamie and Joseph Luft

Billie and Thomas MacGregor

Marjorie and Charles Malone

Susie and Ken Mandelbaum

Janelle and Gregory Manning

Lane Marsh

Noreen and Mario Mastrangelo

Kimberly McCoy

Nefertari Mckenzie-Davy

Laura Mercedes Silva and Mario Silva

Frances Meyer

Susan Mintz Kantrow

Akiko Miyake

Keren Mor-Rosenbloom and Adam Rosenbloom

Virginia and Tom Murphy

Anthony Musto

Joan and Richard Nardi

Katie Niebuhr and Pete O’Brien

Nancy Novograd

Luz Padilla

John Pancetti

Jennifer Patterson and Louis Craco

Yanet Perdomo

Susan and Robert Pitiger

Matthew Pitta

Janine Pollack

Mariana and Adrian Popa

Edna Powers

Lorraine Powers

Ferid Radoncic

Daniel Rayas

Hilda Rayas

Beverly and Paul Reese

Maxine and Earl Reiss

Carrie and Antonio Rengifo

Nancy Richard

Everlidys Robles

Lynette Roman

Wendy and Hector Rosa

Norma Rosario

Juliette Rose

Fredda Rosen

Paris Roslyn Woods

Donna Ross

Brian Ross

Ellyn Roth Mittman and Lawrence Mittman

 Daniel Rothman

Kasra Sanandaji

Isaura Sanchez and Alexander Loney

Joshua Santiago

Leonor and Victor Sarmiento

Lorin Schiff and Leonard Adelson

Amy and Josh Schindler

Birgit Schwarz-Hickey and Lenny Hickey

Susan and Joel Shapiro

Kenny Silber

James Silberman

Kathy Simic

Scafford Simmonds, Jr.

Ginny and Eric Skar

Deborah and Jeffrey Stevenson

Joseph Subar

Patricia Thorpe

Keith Torjusen

Damicela Toro

James Tung

Sandra Vanderbrook

Steve Viuker

Charles Vorbach

Philip Waldrop

Gretchen Walsh and John Parauda

Mary Walsh and Paul Chester

Karen and David Waltuck

Lois Weiss

Carolyn Weston

Manjaree Wijesinghe

Barbara Wolf

Tricia Wong and Wayne Chin

Diane and James Woods

Elizabeth Worley

Ana Zuniga


Cooke Partners


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


Abigail Kirsch Catering

American Institute of Architects

Animal Haven 

Atlantic Theater 


Barclays Pro Bono Program

Barry’s Bootcamp

Beacon’s Closet

Bella Vita Fitness

Bouley at Home

Boulud Sud

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Brooklyn Roasting Company

Café Grumpy



David Chesner

DNS Wines

Dr. Tal Dagan

Dr. Shai Shinhar

Empowered Sports

Épicerie Boulud

FLY Center



Gallop NYC

Gigi’s Playhouse

God’s Love We Deliver


Institute of Culinary Education

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Jack Mulqueen


Job Path

La Central

Levain Bakery

Little Thinkers Day Care

Loring Place

Luv Michael

Manna Catering

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Mc Gowan Builders

Meals on Heels

Moët Hennessy USA

Morningside Park

News America Marketing

Nobu Downtown

Northwell Hospital


Ole & Steen



Riverside Park Conservancy

Robert at The Museum of Arts and Design

Roger Nembhard

School of Visual Arts


Silicon Harlem

Silvermirror Spa

St. John’s University

Strategic Group

Stride NYC

Tao Downtown

Taproot Foundation

Tarzian Hardware 

Taste Buds Kitchen

Taverna Di Bacco

Tech Kids Unlimited

The Bright Pursuit 

Trinity SAFH



Karen and David Waltuck

Barbara Wolf

Together with its world-class educators, Cooke works tirelessly to refine special education, within a community that is student-centric, well rounded and deeply meaningful to every individual.

Your support makes it all possible, and we are grateful!


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:




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.