Become Better Friends with Materials for the Arts

Creative REuse starts with an understanding of the power of materials.  Friends of Materials for the Arts is committed to bringing unique opportunities to the larger public, New York City public school students, and arts and cultural institutions in partnership with Materials for the Arts.


Once a year, MFTA’s warehouse is transformed for our annual fundraiser into a magical, marvelous space. The aisles are creatively designed and decorated from the trove of donated items. Our Masked Marvelous party is the best way to experience the MFTA community–a NYC highlight not to be missed.


Masked Marvelous 2018 – Benefit Committee


Director’s Circle (20K)
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Benefactor (10K)
Agnes Gund
Bobbie Braun

Patron (5K)
Barbara & Jim Korein
Bonnie & Doug Weill
Garment District Alliance
Judy & Kim Davis

Sponsor (2.5K)
Business Relocation Services, Inc
Ellen Weiman & Dubi Silverstein
Lynn & Ralph Huber
Sara & Axel Schupf
Starborn Industries Inc.

Advocate (1K)
Ann Ritter & Leo Korein
Chilewich LLC
Dona & Keith Schaitkin
Elysabeth Kleinhans
Fran & David Alexander
Hanky Panky
Jolie Schwab & David Hodes
Judy Francis Zankel

Friend (500)
Andrew Mellen
Andrew Seiken
Anelle Miller
George Singley
Harriet Taub & Harry Kafka
Janet Harris
Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner
Jo Umans
Jean & John Cross
Laura & Ben Friedman
Lavori Sterling Foundation, Inc
Lisa & Andrew Lerner
Mimi & Paul Iams
Samit Shah
Scott Resnick
Silvercup Studios
Steffi & Phil Green
Stephanie & Robert Olmsted
Sue Ellen & Bobby Schneider
Yolanda Shashaty

In-Kind Donors

One of the highlights of 2017 was a fundraising concert we hosted starring the legendary Paul Simon.  In collaboration with his accompanist Mark Stewart, Mr. Simon gave an intimate concert in the warehouse attended by more than 150 guests which raised funds for our general programming.


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