Who’s Who in Charity: New York’s Most Powerful Philanthropic Boards

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Museum of Modern Art

Fund-Raising Power: $133,523,000

Big Names on the Board: David Rockefeller, Ron Lauder, Marie-Josee Kravis, Sid Bass, Philip S. Niarchos, Harvey S. Shipley Miller, Richard D. Parsons, Joan Tisch, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Maja Oeiri, and Emily Rauh Pulitzer

Celebrity Helpers: Jay-Z and John Legend have performed for fund-raisers

The Guest List: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Jeff Koons, Martin Scorsese, Tiki and Ginny Barber, and Mary Boone


Lincoln Center

Fund-Raising Power: $120,965,494

Big Names on the Board: Frank A. Bennack Jr., Bruce Kovner, David M. Rubenstein, Carl C. Icahn, Daisy M. Soros, Laurie M. Tisch, Robert A. Iger, Ann Ziff, Bart Friedman, William B. Harrison Jr., and William C. Morris

Celebrity Helpers: Tom Jones, Don Cheadle, Cedric the Entertainer, Laurence Fishburne, Lyle Lovett, and Diana Ross have performed at benefits

The Guest List: Spike Lee, Al Roker, Ann Curry, Star Jones, Robert Downey Jr., Andre Leon Talley, and Steve Buscemi


Metropolitan Opera Association

Fund-Raising Power: $113, 647, 644

Big Names on the Board: Mercedes T. Bass, Fraydad B. Lindemann, Emily Fisher Landau, Betty Wold Johnson, Bruce Crawford, Kevin W. Kennedy, Bruce Kovner, and Howard Solomon

Celebrity Helpers: Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, and David Salle have contributed artworks for auction

The Guest List: Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Max Azria, Charlie Rose, Leslie Stahl, Julianna Margulies, Angelica Huston, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sean Connery, Iman and David Bowie, Meg Ryan, and Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fund-Raising Power: $108,922,925

Big Names on the Board: Annette de la Renta, Henry R. Kravis, Anna Wintour, and Bruce C. Ratner

Celebrity Helpers: Cate Blanchett, Spike Lee, and Renée Zellweger have been celebrity co-chairs

The Guest List: The Costume Institute Gala has attracted names like Lindsay Lohan. Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Lopez, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Scarlett Johansson, Iman, and Winona Ryder. Expect to bump into Tinsley Mortimer, Zani Gugelmann, and Ivanka Trump at other events


Museum of Natural History

Fund-Raising Power: $78,244,698

Big Names on the Board: Tom Brokaw, Tom Freston, Lorne Michaels, Richard D. Parsons, Theodore Roosevelt IV, Jonathan F. P. Rose, and Walter V. Shipley

Celebrity Helpers: Moby performed, Bonnie Fuller and Kyra Sedgwick were co-chairs, and Roberto Cavalli was honorary chair of the Winter Dance. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed at past events

The Guest List: The Winter Gala, held March 11, was attended by Anne Hathaway, Tinsley Mortimer, Amanda Hearst, Arden Wohl, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, and Mary-Kate Olsen; at the Fall Gala were Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers, Horatio Sanz, Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin, Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, Harvey Weinstein, and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg


Carnegie Hall

Fund-Raising Power: $44,366,891

Big Names on the Board: Sanford I. Weill, Mercedes Bass, Ronald O. Perelman, Oscar de la Renta, Sir Howard Stringer, S. Donald Sussman, J. Ezra Merkin, and Jerry I. Speyer

Celebrity Helpers: Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, and Reba McEntire have made appearances.

The Guest List: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Elie Wiesel, Mike Nichols, and Diane Sawyer


Brooklyn Academy of Music

Fund-Raising Power: $16,951,713

Big Names on the Board: Karen Brooks Hopkins, Bruce C. Ratner, Robert L. Forbes, Stanley H. Kaplan, and John Lipsky

Celebrity Helpers: Annie Leibovitz, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Peter Sarsgaard have been chairs of events

The Guest List: Anna Paquin, Robert Verdi, Cynthia Nixon, Patricia Field, Carson Kressley, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marisa Tomei, Martin Scorsese, Steve Buscemi, David Byrne, Glenn Close, Roger Ebert, Jeremy Irons, Harvey Keitel, and Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon


Who’s Who in Charity: New York’s Most Powerful Philanthropic Boards