President’s Council


Support STEM Learning

Be a part of a diverse and dynamic group of scientists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other individuals who have interests in science, education, and the cultural and intellectual life of New York and the nation.

About the President’s Council

The President’s Council is a diverse and dynamic group of individuals who are passionate about STEM. Our members provide crucial support for the museum to thrive and serve as a laboratory for learning, a training ground for young scientists, and an anchor for members of our community to engage with creative STEM learning experiences.

Members of the President’s Council are entitled to a host of benefits, including unlimited guest passes to NYSCI, insider access to exhibits, behind-the-scenes tours, invitations to exclusive events and receptions with distinguished STEM leaders, and much more.

For more information, please contact, ph: 718-595-9180.

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Benefits of Membership


$5,000 contribution*

  • Unlimited guest passes to NYSCI.
  • Invitation to Spring for STEM.
  • Eight tickets to World Maker Faire with access to President’s Corner Lounge.
  • Insider access to exhibits and behind-the-scenes tours.
  • Access to prototyping sessions with exhibition designers.
  • VIP invitations to previews of major exhibitions.
  • VIP reserved seating for all public programs.
  • Quarterly briefings on the latest in the STEM community.
  • Recognition in the NYSCI Annual Report.


Vice Chairs

$10,000 contribution*

All benefits from prior level, plus:

  • A free NYSCI field trip to an organization of your choice.
  • Concierge service at NYSCI and World Maker Faire.
  • Exclusive trustee-hosted receptions with distinguished STEM leaders.


$25,000 contribution*

All benefits from prior level, plus:

  • Opportunity for annual name recognition in support of a NYSCI exhibit.

*All but $500 of your contribution is tax-deductible.

For more information, please contact, ph: 718-595-9180.

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President's Council Members


Ravenel B. Curry, III

Linda Sanford

Sara Lee and Axel Schupf

Vice Chairs

Alyson and John Archer

Caroline Curry and Rob Davis

Francisco D’Souza and Maria Ines Kavamura

Anna M. Ewing and John Capotosto

Joseph R. Ficalora

Jim and Barb Korein

Martin Kupferberg and Susan Lorin

Larisa and Michael Leventon

Mary Jane and George McCartney

Gerry Ohrstrom

Devesh Raj and Tara Acharya

Peter N. Rigby

Stephen and Maxine Sands

Steve and Amy Thogmartin

Lisa Thomas

Melissa Vail and Norman Selby


John E. Abele

Susie and Peter Barkey

Scott and Rosemary Becchi

Lon and Jessica Binder

Albert and Caryn Bunshaft

Karen Burke

John Chee

David and Pamela Christman

Michael J. Critelli

Nicholas and Anita Donofrio

Atul Dubey

Judy and Tony Evnin

James and Ann Firestone

Stuart Fischer and Jeanette Mall

Mickey Friedman

Virginia Gold

Roger J. Herz

Edward and Deborah Horowitz

Thomas Campbell Jackson and Pamela Brandt Jackson

Frans Johansson

Patricia Flynn Kemp

Mark and Ina Kupferberg

René Lammers

Jeffrey and Jill Libshutz

Louis Modano

Victoria Morris

Francine and Rob Neu

Marean and Thomas Pompidou

John and Elaine Postley

Susan Puglia

Michael and Sandy Richman

Jane Safer

Jeffrey Salkin

Cecily Cannan Selby

Anil Shrivastava and Namita Luthra

Michael and Emma Sleightholme

Jonathan Spielman

Jeanne M. Sullivan

Minerva Tantoco

Jessica Traynor

Margo and Anthony Viscusi

Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III

James Wiener and Sarah Gleit

Michael Zigman