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 2021 – Benefit Committee


Benefactor ($10,000 – $19,999)
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bobbie Braun / Neuwirth Foundation
Agnes Gund

Patron ($5,000 – $9,999)
Bonnie & Doug Weill
The Durst Organization

Sponsor (2,500 – $4,999)
Jolie Schwab

Advocate ($1,000 – $2,499)
Mattie Byrneheim / Adobe
Steffi & Phil Green
Grahame Hubbard / Plant Specialists
Rachel & Ken Rader
Dubi Silverstein
Janet Wong / Deutsche Bank

Friend ($500 – $999)
Fashion Center DMA, Inc.
Thad Copeland & Ryan Bagley
Scott Resnick
Kurt Rieke
Sue Ellen & Robert Schneider
Samit Shah & Kevin Gildea
Yolanda Shashaty & George Singley
Harriet Taub & Harry Kafka

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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