Our Community of Supporters

Francis Thorne Fund for Young & Emerging Composers Donors

$100,000 or more

Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust
The Edward T. Cone Foundation
Peter and Mary Heller
Ellen and James S. Marcus
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Underwood


Institutional Supporters

Herb Alpert Foundation
American Orchestras’ Futures Fund
Amphion Foundation, Inc.
ASCAP Foundation
BMI Foundation
BMI, Inc.
Cheswatyr Foundation
Edward T. Cone Foundation
Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation
Baisley Powell Elebash Fund
Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
Ford Foundation’s Good Neighbor Committee
Fromm Music Foundation
Howard Gilman Foundation
Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts
G. Schirmer
Hearst Foundations
Richard R. Howe Foundation
Jephson Educational Trusts
Edward and In-Aie Kang Foundation
The J. M. Kaplan Fund
Kettles and Company
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Morgan Stanley
Neiman Marcus Group
  Associates Giving Program
Network for Good
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund
  in The New York Community Trust
Pacific Harmony Foundation
Rexford Fund
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rolex Institute
Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP
Sphinx Organization
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Leadership Circle

$25,000 or more

Augusta Gross and Leslie Samuels
Ellen and James S. Marcus
Linda and Stuart Nelson
Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Underwood
Frederick Wertheim and Angelo Chan


$10,000 - $24,999

Astrid and John Baumgardner
Anthony B. Creamer III
Melanie and John Clarke
Misook and Harry Doolittle
Richard Dolan and Marilyn Go
Annette Merle-Smith
Richard Neu and Virginia L. Ambrosini
Susan and Elihu Rose
Michael J. Russell and Christina F. Russell
Howard and Sarah D. Solomon Foundation


$5,000 – $9,999

Jane Cavalier
Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin
Benjamin Hildner
Gene Kaufman and Terry Eder-Kaufman
Tess Mateo and Gary Brewster
David and Krystyna Newman
Samir Nikocevic and Charles Taylor
Sameera and Christian Troesch
Geoffroy van Raemdonck


$1,000 – $4,999

Mark Adamo and John Corigliano
Claude Arpels
Wayne Baden
Susan Baker and Michael Lynch
Derek Bermel and Andreia Pinto-Correia
Lois Conway
Joan K. Davidson
Dennis Russell Davies
Scott Dunn
Danny Elfman
Susan Feder and Todd Gordon
Michael Fehrman and Andrea Luciano
Lor and Michael Gehret
Philip Glass
Lynda Gould
Eugenie Cowan Havemeyer
Matthew D. Hoffman and Donald R. Crawshaw
Helen Little
Brian Losch
Peter and Kristin Lurie
Duncan and Nancy MacMillan
Yvonne Marcuse
Annette McEvoy and Harold Bronheim
Alfred Moore
Dylan Nagler and Amelia Ross
Dennis Powers
Jesse Rosen
So-Chung Shinn and Tony W. Lee
Connie Steensma
Jill and Bill Steinberg
Robert D. Taisey
Jon Taylor and Mary Sano
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas
Susan C. Tremaine
Melinda Wagner and James Saporito
Hope Winters
Midge Woolsey and Jerry Stolt
Edward Yim and Erick Neher



Alberta Arthurs
Robert Beaser
Joyce Bermel
Diane Britz Lotti
Elizabeth Chertok
Norma Cirincione
NancyBell Coe
Timothy A. and Carol M. Cole
Laura Conwesser
Marian Godfrey
Corey Goodman and Zack Styskal
Aaron Jay Kernis
David Alan Miller and Andrea Oser
Lisa S. and John N. Miller
Clark and Arlene Neher
Jesun Paik
Inmo and Michael Parloff
Donald Press and John Harris
Yaron Reich
Lucy Shelton
Carlos Simon
Anne-Marie Soulliere and Lindsey C.Y. Kiang
Paul Sperry
Nevin Steinberg
Elizabeth Tunick

Supporter, up to $499

Anonymous (2)
Michael Adams
Rita and Elliot Auerbach
Tanya Bannister
William Becker
Todd Breitbart
Rebecca Broke
Daniel Brown
Kenneth Brown
Diane Bruce
Adelaide Camillo
Barbara Cohen-Stratyner
Sara and Lewis Cole
Jennifer Collins
Donald Crockett
Gina D’Angelo
Jon Deak
David Nadal
Ruth Eliel and William Cooney
David Englander
Celia Englander
Deborah A. Farrington
Aaron Flagg
Erika Floreska
Anthony Fogg
Dona George
Monica Germino and Louis Andriessen
Dean and Laura Godown
Diva Goodfriend-Koven
Joseph Gregorio
Jennifer Hempel
Bernard Hoffer
Jonathan Holland
Jay House
J. Christopher and Gail S. Jensen
Yu (Jade) Jiang
Vivek Kamath
Laurence Kaptain
Jerry Kleinman
David Konrad
Thomas Lee
Alfred W. and Louise Litterick Lerdahl
John Lucas
Merideth Marschak
Patrick McCarty
Slade and Phyllis Mills
Jane Mrofka
Susan O’Dell
Susan and Stephen Olderman
Kimberly and Brian Orcutt
Paola Prestini and Jeffrey Zeigler
Eric Pryor
Shulamit Ran Lotan
Rufus Reid
Jim Roe
David Rubeo
Beth Sapery and Rosita Sarnoff
Karen Sim
Aleta Styers
Morton Subotnick and Joan La Barbara
Jeffrey and Terilynn Walsh
David Weller
Lauren Werking and Bobby D’Agostino
Diane Williams and Wolfgang Neumann
Chen Yi and Zhou Long
Du Yun
Diane Zola

*current as of August 11, 2020

Our Mission & Vision

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.

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