Funders and Friends

We thank our funders and friends for their support and enthusiasm. If you’d like to learn more about how to help, visit our contact page.


Paul Silverman



Alpern Family Foundation, Inc.

Amanda and Paul Spagnoletti

Edward Braun


Joe Barry


Jim Weissenborn
Katie Weissenborn Vanoncini


Matt Weinreich

Hopkins Group LLC

Barbara Bromiski
Maureen Culhane
Wendell Jamieson
Jo Lo Cicero
Suse and Peter Lowenstein
Barbara Nagel
Steve Newhouse
Elaine Peterson and Richard Kahn
Kathy Press and Richie Siegal
Joanne Wenig



City of Jersey City
Steven M. Fulop, Mayor
Vivian Brady-Phillips, Deputy Mayor
Robert G. Sommer, Senior Advisor, Office of the Mayor
Rolando Lavarro, Jr., City Council President
Diane Coleman, Councilwoman
John Reichart, Downtown Jersey City Historic Special Improvement District
Rachel Seig, Downtown Jersey City Historic Special Improvement District
Paula Christen, Director, Jersey City Public Schools William La Rosa, Director, Hudson County Cultural Affairs
Bette Spinelli, Hudson County Employer Legislative Committee State of New Jersey Senator Sandra B. Cunningham
Nick Paleologos, Executive Director, New Jersey Council on the Arts
Steve Gorelick, Executive Director, New Jersey Film Commission Alice Sparburg Alexiou, Writer
Barbara Bromirski, Friend Christine Cartwright, Provident Bank
Colleen Cingel, Party With Purpose
Susan Firth, Silverman Building
Edvige Giunta, Professor, New Jersey City University
Gregory Haines, Provident Bank
George O. Hobson, Group 26
Jane Kurek, Provident Bank Foundation
Gene Lemay, Artist, President, Mana Contemporary Fine Art
Giselle Mahoney, Artist
Tom Meyers, Fort Lee Film Commission
Joseph A. Panepinto, Sr., Panepinto Properties
Greg Remaud, NY/NJ baykeeper
Selena Ricks, Mana Contemporary Fine Art
Mark S. Rodrick, Morgan Stanley
Luc Sante, Writer
Jay Sharman, TeamWorks Media
Catherine Sippin, Mana Contemporary Fine Art
Irene Stapinski, Oral Historian
Stan Stapinski, Musician
Laura Stein, Writer
Joel Sucher, Filmmaker, Pacific Street Films