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 2019 – Benefit Committee


Director’s Circle (20,000 and above)
Bloomberg L. P.

Benefactor (10,000 – 19,999)
Agnes Gund
The Durst Organization
Bobbie Braun & The Neuwirth Foundation

Patron (5,000 – 9,999)
Bonnie & Doug Weill
Garment District Alliance

Sponsor (2,000 – 4,999)
Dubi Silverstein & Ellen Weiman
The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Thaddeus Copeland & Ryan Bagley
Yolanda Shashaty

Advocate (1,000 – 2,499)
Dona & Keith Schaitkin
Mathis Pfohl Foundation
Rachel & Ken Rader
Samit Shah
Yolanda Shashaty & George Singley
The Zankel Fund

Friend (500 – 999)
Anelle Miller
Chilewich Sultan LLC
Silvercup Studios
Geoff Bartakovics
Harriet Taub & Harry Kafka
Jane and Robert Matluck
Janet Wong
LLL Foundation
Matana & Courtney Byrneheim
Quality Facility Solutions
Scott Resnick
Recycle Track Systems
Steffi & Phil Green
Stephanie & Robert Olmsted
Sue Ellen & Robert Schneider
Sumesh Jagtani


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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