Fenimore Society and Individual Donors

Members of the Fenimore Society support the museum at the highest level. These leadership donors make an enormous impact with their gifts. Thank you to all the Fenimore Society members for all you do to bring exceptional art to the community.

Fenimore Society/ Individual Donors 


Thomas and Christine Berk
Mr. Gary Cassinelli and Mr. Nick Preston
Jane Forbes Clark
Robert and Nellie Gipson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hanft
Mr. and Mrs. Gates Helms Hawn
Dr. and Mrs. William W. LeCates
Jacqueline B. Mars
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Putnam
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Shields


Robert and Doris Fischer Malesardi
Mr. Tom Morgan and Ms. Erna Morgan McReynolds
Mr. Thomas Simpson
Lady Juliet Tadgell and Dr. Christopher Tadgell
Mr. and Mrs. Byron F. Thomas, Jr.
Mr. Frank Tosto


Allison and W. Keyes Hill-Edgar
Ms. Judy Lewent and Mr. Mark Shapiro
Dr. Jeffrey Pressman and Dr. Nancy Kollisch


Mr. Lou Allstadt and Ms. Melinda Hardin
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Blum
Robert and Raphaela Consigli
Mr. Keith J. Fulmer and Dr. Terry T. Fulmer
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis L. Hamilton
Vera and Pepi Jelinek
Mrs. Joan Leventhal
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Meyer
Ms. Esther Nelson and Mr. Bernd Ulken
Francesca Zambello and Faith Gay


Ms. Annon C. Adams
Dr. Jacqueline M. Atkins and Dr. Edward G. Atkins
Marc and Elaine Bresee
Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Buckingham, Jr.
Mrs. Barbara Cushing
Dr. Paul S. and Anna T. D’Ambrosio
Lucy and Mike Danziger
Mrs. Phyllis B. Dunning
Mrs. Karen M. Elting
Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Evelyn
Ms. Kathleen Flanagan and Mr. Tim O’Donoghue
Mr. Richard Friedberg and Ms. Elisabeth Searles
Ms. Susan Glaser and Mr. Roy Glaser
Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Glazer
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Glynn
Mr. Lucius Gotti
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Gotwald
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham
Mr. Charles T. Hage and Mrs. Ursula Hage
Mrs. Gemma S. Hall and Ms. Angelica Romano
Mrs. Mona Harris
Mr. Edward Harvey and Ms. Teena Harvey
Dr. Elizabeth B. Harvey
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Holbrook
Mr. and Mrs. James Howarth
Mrs. Beth Humes
Dr. Marilynn Karp
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Katz
Mr. Charles B. Kieler
The Honorable and Mrs. M. Langhorne Keith
Mrs. Suzanne Kingsley
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Landers
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Leist, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Levine
Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis
Dr. and Mrs. Roger MacMillan
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mahon
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Mahoney
Mr. W. David McCoy and Mrs. Millington F. McCoy
Mr. and Mrs. Jason McCoy
Dr. Bertine McKenna and Mr. Patrick McKenna
Joseph and Martha Membrino
Magda and Gus Mininberg
Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Moffat
Frank and Marianne Montecalvo
Mr. Robert Nelson and Mr. Van B. Ramsey
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Northrup
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Older
Ms. Margaret Bouslough Parsons
Mr. James Patrick and Mrs. Stephanie Patrick
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Plowden-Wardlaw
Ms. Corinne Plummer
Ms. Ellen Poulette and Mr. David Poulette
Mr. Albert Pylinski
Jerry and Marisabel Raymond
Mrs. J. Mason Reynolds
Dr. and Mrs. William Richtsmeier
David and Nancy Russell
Mr. John Sanford and Mrs. Ellen H. Sanford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Schlather
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Schreiber
Dr. Daniel Schreiber and Dr. Tara Jones
Mr. Pierce S. Sioussat and Mrs. Abigail Ross Sioussat
Ms. Bradley Goodyear Smith
Mrs. Patricia Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Stack
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Steigelman
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Stetson
Dr. and Mrs. William Streck
Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Talevi
Mr. Steven Talevi
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thompson
The Honorable Ellen R. Tillapaugh and the Honorable Gary M. Kuch
Dawn and Alfred Tinger
Ms. Lucy Townsend
Ms. Catherine Tuttle
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Vincent
Mrs. Rose C. Wadsworth
Dr. and Mrs. Todd Wetzel
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Zahn


Ms. Barbara Chamberlain
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Crissman
Susan and Henry Fradkin
Mr. Peter Johnson and Mrs. Susan Johnson
Dr. Michael Hodgman and Ms. Meg Kiernan
Mrs. Shelley Knight and Dr. Reginald Knight
Abby Kreh Gibson
Dr. Williamson Murray and Dr. Lesley Smith
Mr. Morden S. Yolles


Lori T. Andersen
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Barry
Mr. Richard Blabey and Ms. Anna Buxton Blabey
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bush
Mrs. Benjamin P. Bush
Mrs. Michele Clutter and Mr. Charles Clutter
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Daly
Ms. Margaret J. Datz
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Farmakis
Barbara and Jim Fischer
Ms. Suzan D. Friedlander
Mrs. Veronica Gil Seaver
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Grady
Dr. Michael Haines and Dr. Anne C. Meyering
Rev. Dr. Miriam Hathaway
Dr. Margaret M. Healy
Mr. and Mrs. H. Ernest Hemphill
Ms. Jean W. Jagendorf
Mr. Linck Johnson and Ms. Susan Belasco
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Kenyon
Dr. Bruce Kramer and Dr. Laura Kilty
Mrs. Janet Mallan
Mr. Mark Malys and Mrs. Judy Malys
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Marietta
Sasha and Elizabeth Matson
Dr. and Mrs. John J. May
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick H. McBrearty
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Miosek
Ms. Phyllis Newell
Ms. Mary Ann Oliver
Ms. Lorna L. Pearce and Ms. Barbara E. Pearce
Ms. Valerie Prescott and Mr. Thomas Lenehan
Ms. Shelley Pressman
Mr. Roland E. Schauer
Ms. Liza Skiffington
Ms. Cozata Solloway and Mr. Michael Shipman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Walker
Henry and Rebecca Weil
Dr. Mary Anne Whelan and Mr. John Myron
Mrs. Denise Wicks
Mr. Robert H. Yunich and Mrs. Joanne J. Yunich

Gifts to $99  

Mr. John R. Alexander
Mrs. Kimberly K. Alvarez and Mr. John D. Alvarez
Dr. Douglas Ambrose and Dr. Sheila O’Connor-Ambrose
Mr. John Anagnost and Ms. Rita Emanuel
Ms. Marilyn Angelo
Dr. Thomas Armstrong
Ms. Brigitte R. Beehler
Ms. Jaci Bettiol
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr.
James and Judith Bicker
Penny Bishop
Anita Blackman
Dr. and Mrs. Jerome B. Blechman
Ms. Sonja Boehner
Ms. Laurie Boynton and Mr. Carl Yeich
Lynne Browne
Deborah Bruce
Janice Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Caldiero
Faith Carmichael
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Church
Ms. Linda Cohen
Mr. and Ms. Richard D. Conklin
Kelly Conroy
Judith Cordray
Mrs. Barbara Crandall
Mr. and Mrs. William Curry
Mr. David Daly and Ms. Carrie Farraro
Mrs. Gerald E. Deal
Mr. Erwin Deimel
Mr. and Mrs. David Dickinson
Roger and Judy Dilmore
Ms. Margaret Donahue
Mr. and Mrs. David Ehlers
Ms. Sheila R. Eldred
Rev. and Mrs. Stephen Fournier
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Francisco
Mrs. Mary Friedlander
Ms. Frances Gailey and Ms. Nancy Snyder
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Geertgens
Paula and Robert Gilbert
Nancy Glenn
Ms. Deborah Glick and Ms. Leslie Sharpe
Mr. and Mrs. William Goertemoeller
Ms. Sally W. Goodfellow
Mr. Mark Gracin and Ms. Deborah Coleman
Ms. Cassandra Greenberg
Robert Grimm
Erika Groff
Mr. Andrew A. Haig
Dr. Elizabeth B. Harvey
Ms. Georgene Hawe
Mr. Andrew Herkovic and Ms. Kathy Hudson
Roberta Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hoolihan
Leslie Hooper
Ms. Ruth E. Hotaling
Ms. Kathleen E. Hughes
Ms. Liz Jacob-Carter and Mr. Paul Carter
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Kindlon
Ms. Joan Lein
Ms. Marilyn A. Leitner
Elayne Livote
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Loucks
Robert and Debra Lusiak
Mrs. Marcia T. Lynch
Mrs. Constance Mace
Dr. Laura G. Malloy and Mr. Joseph Malloy
Susan Maloney
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Mansbach
Ms. Sonja Martin and Ms. Adrianna Martin-Wat
Kathleen Mayo
Heather McMahon
Mr. and Ms. Michael V. McMillan
Cathy and John Micheals
Mrs. Linda L. Miller and Mrs. Jody Long
Ms. Jane D. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Miosek
Robert and Amalie Montstream
Dr. Eric Mooney and Dr. Lisa Mooney
Ms. Paulette Morgan and Mr. Bill Howard
Brother Roman Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Morris
Mr. Thomas E. Morton and Mrs. Joanne M. Chamberlin
Robert and Vesna Moynihan
Mark Murphy
Mrs. Maureen Murray and Ms. Amy Murray
Ms. Dolores Noonan
Mr. Paul Oakley
Ms. Deborah Damm O’Brien and Mr. Paul O’Brien
Mr. Lester T. Olmsted
Steven Papai and Cameron Chardoul
Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Patterson
Dr. Theodore Peters and Mrs. Patrice Mason-Peters
Tim Phillips
Dr. Preston E. Pierce
Mr. Jerome Pollitt and Ms. Susan B. Matheson
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Reardon
Wayne Richter
Mrs. Karina R. Ricker
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Robinson
Ms. Cynthia Robinson and Mr. Paul Stodghill
Mrs. Ruth C. Rongone
Ms. Karen Rowley
Prof. William Ryall
Lisa Santiago
Mrs. Collette Saxe
Mrs. Beverly Schlesinger
Ms. Patricia F. Scott
Ms. Margaret Scrimgeour and Ms. Barbara Duffy
Mr. Jerry Selan
Lori Seward
Mr. Robert M. Shafer and Ms. Kathleen A. Hennessy
Mr. Joseph Siracusa
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sittler
Joan Sondergaard
Mrs. Caroline B. Southworth
Christine Sow
Frederick and Karen Spaulding
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stevenson
Pamela and Joseph Tausta
Mr. and Mrs. William Thickstun
Mr. Martin Tillapaugh and Ms. Meg Tillapaugh
Mr. Andrew R. Timmerman
Ms. Lucy Townsend
Mr. Joseph Trancho and Ms. Janet Gransbury
Barbara and William Turnbull
Mr. Leo H. Tyo
James VanDemark
Carolyn Veal-Hunter
Laura Walters
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Waterman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weeks
Mr. Richard K. Weller
Diane Wells
Dr. Jeanne Westcott
Linda Whelton
David Whitesell
Mr. Richard Wicks
Mr. Richard Witter and Mrs. Christine Witter
Ms. Kathy Wolverton and Ms. Lorrie Wolverton
Ms. Alessa Wylie and Mr. Steve Wylie
Douglas and Cheryl Zamelis

Corporate, Foundation and Government Support

Thank you to the following organizations and corporations who generously support our mission at Fenimore Art Museum. Your support truly makes a difference.


The Clark Foundation
C.J. Heilig Foundation, Inc.
Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust
New York State’s Empire State Development and the I Love NY Division of Tourism
Robert and Esther Black Family Foundation through PNC Wealth Management and Richland County Foundation
The Scriven Foundation
The Tianaderrah Foundation


Art Bridges
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund – Thomas and Christine Berk Fund


The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts
Fenimore Asset Management, Inc.
The International Music and Art Foundation
John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
Malesardi Family Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts


Alice Busch Gronewaldt Foundation
Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Kelly Kinzle Antiques
NYCM Insurance
The Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation, Inc.
ThermoFisher Scientific


Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
South Central Regional Library Council
Schwab Charitable – Pepi and Vera Jelinek Fund


American Folk Art Society
Allstadt Hardin Foundation
Bank of Cooperstown
Bentley Holden Fund
The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties – John B. & Margaret T. Stetson Fund
Cooperstown Natural Foods
Eggleston Foundation
Fidelity Charitable Fund – Richard Friedberg and Elisabeth S. Searles Fund
High Voltage Electric Service, Inc.
J & S Patrick Family Foundation
National History Day, Inc.
New York Council for the Humanities
New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Patricia M. & H. William Smith Jr. Foundation
Stewart’s Holiday Match
Vanguard Charitable – The Dr. Elizabeth B. Harvey Fund


Cooperstown Country Club
Cooperstown Rotary Club
Keith and Virginia Smith Family Foundation
The Tom Morgan and Erna J. McReynolds Chartiable Foundation
Network for Good
Strategic Financial Services
The White House Inn

In Honor/In Memoriam

Fenimore Art Museum is grateful to receive gifts to honor and remember individuals who matter to our donors. Thank you for selecting Fenimore Art Museum as the recipient of such important gifts.

Gifts in honor of:

Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio                                    Abby Kreh Gibson
Vera and Pepi Jelinek                                   Dr. Jeffrey Pressman and Dr. Nancy Kollisch
The Staff at the Museums                           Mr. Thomas Simpson
Andrew Blum                                                Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio and Anna T. D’Ambrosio
Bunny (Lucy) Hamilton                                Ms. Bradley Goodyear Smith

Gifts in memory of:

Dr. Bruce Harris                                            Mrs. Mona Harris 
Bernard Kennedy                                          Leslie Hooper
Marilyn Ryall                                                  Prof. William Ryall 
Robert Friedlander                                       Mrs. Mary Friedlander
The Many Dedicated Volunteers                Ms. Dolores Noonan
Jane Skiffington and Carolyn Skiffington   Ms. Liza Skiffington

Benefactors and Contributing Members

Our members play a vital role in supporting Fenimore Art Museum. A special thank you to our Benefactor and Contributing members, who go above and beyond.

Mrs. Joan B. Axtell
Mrs. Patricia Carrier
Howard and Eileen Elliott
Samantha K. Frank and Jason W. Starr
Ms. Karen Greenfield
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Johnson
Ms. Marjorie Turrell Julian
Mrs. Shelley Knight and Dr. Reginald Knight
Abby Kreh Gibson
Ms. Arlene Leitzke and Mr. Peter Leitzke
Tim and Alison Lord
Dr. Williamson Murray and Dr. Lesley Smith
Mrs. Jami Palumbo
Dr. and Mrs. David Svahn
Mr. Charles J. Tallent and Mr. Joshua M. Tallent
Mrs. Rose C. Wadsworth
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh K. Webster

Dr. Harlan Alpern
Mr. Michael Atkins and Mrs. Amy Noel-Atkins
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Aviles
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Barchat
Bayside Inn and Marina
Ms. Marilyn Bradley and Mr. David Bradley
Mr. and Mrs. John Buchinger
Dr. Douglas H. Cannon and Mrs. Barbara Cannon
Jean and Bart Clapsaddle
Mrs. Mary Clarke and Mr. Robert Clarke
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Clinton
Ms. Mary F. Collins
Ms. Elizabeth Cooper
Dr. William Crankshaw and Mr. Wally Hart
Dr. Douglas DeLong and Ms. Lynn E. Marsh
Mr. J. Michael Dennis and Ms. Diana Cesta
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony S. Esposito
Ms. Patricia A. Fallis
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Farmakis
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Forman
Mrs. Veronica Gil Seaver
Daryl and Kris Gildenblatt
Dr. Paul K. Goldsmith and Ms. Judith M. Whalen
Hamilton Public Library
Mr. John Hasbrouck
Dr. and Mrs. Emery Herman
Dr. Michael Hodgman and Ms. Meg Kiernan
Mr. and Mrs. Randall S. Hoose
Dr. Tom Huntsman and Dr. Julie Huntsman
Ted Kaufman
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kehoe
Dr. Ann Kieler
Mr. and Mrs. William Kremer
Mr. and Mrs. Percy F. Leaper
Mr. Robert Bruce Lindsay III
Dr. Katharine W. Lloyd
Dr. Michael Lotze and Dr. Joan H. Harvey
Dr. Michael E. Lynch and Ms. Patricia E. Moore
Mr. Thomas Mark and Ms. Amyjane Rettew
Dr. Karen McShane and Mr. Rodney Bentley
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Montesano
Dr. Carolyn I. Mook
Mrs. and Ms. Dorlene More
Mr. Richard J. Moylan and Ms. Saranne Durkacs
Dr. Patricia Olson and Mr. Jim Olson
Mr. Alex O’Neal
James and Stephanie Patrick
Ms. Johna M. Peachin and Mr. Ronald Peters
Dr. and Mrs. James Peters
Hudi Podolsky and Jay Bosley
Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Raddatz
Jocelyn and Andrew Rauscher
Mr. Stephen Riley and Mrs. Mary Jane Riley
Mrs. Betty Robinson
Patricia and James Robinson
Ms. Donna Sawyer and Ms. Kristen Cady-Poulin
Ms. Aviva Schneider and Mr. Peter Regan
Dr. Kathleen Scott and Mr. Mark Johnson
Senator and Mrs. James Seward
Jean and Charles Sheviak
Hon. Anne Slatin and Ms. Mary Ellen Pratt-Phillips
Mr. James Smaltz and Mr. Gordon Ruckdeschel
Frederick and Karen Spaulding
Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Spencer
Mrs. Paul J. Sternberg
Dr. Marion Terenzio and Dr. Patricia O’Connor
Mr. Martin Tillapaugh and Ms. Meg Tillapaugh
Mr. Edwin Tobin and Mrs. Beverly C. Tobin
Janet and Michael Tweed
Mr. and Mrs. David VanHeusen
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weiss
Linda Whelton

Volunteers – 100+ Hours

We greatly appreciate our volunteers who share their time and talents at Fenimore Art Museum. A special thanks to those who generously donated 100 or more hours of their time in 2020:

Martha Membrino