Our Champions
Thank you to our supporters

Our Sponsors, Partners and Champions

Tilles Center gratefully acknowledges these donors who support Tilles Center's activities with generous contributions to our Annual Fund, Benefit Events, Endowment Fund, and Arts Education Fund. List as of September 2023.


Capital Improvement Fund

Dolores and Herbert Goldsmith
Judith and Irwin Tantleff
Dori and Peter Tilles


Endowed Funds

Midori and the Festival Strings Lucerne is made possible by a generous gift from
Manuel H. and Claire Barron.

Dance performances are made possible, in part, by the
Eric and Sandy Krasnoff Dance Endowment Fund.

Classical music performances are made possible, in part, by the
Classical Music Fund in honor of Dr. Elliott Sroka.

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell concert is the
Joan and David Steinberg Annual Endowed Concert. 

Arts Education Programs are made possible, in part, by the
Gilbert and Rose Tilles Endowment for Arts Education.


2023/24 Season 

Season Sponsor
Catholic Health

Season Supporter
Peter & Jeri Dejana Foundation

Series Sponsors
Sandy and Eric Krasnoff
Northville Industries
The Honorable Roger Tilles

The Bristal Assisted Living
Capital One
Cosmo H. Guariello and Lissa V. De Angelis Happiness Fund
Encore Luxury Living
Green Vale School
Long Island Center for Speech & Myofunctional Therapy
Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame
Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts
Victoria Rodriguez Minowitz & Robert Minowitz
Miranda Family Fund
Diana and Randy Plotnitzky
Poll Restaurants
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.
Ruth Stober and The Stober Lafer Family Foundation
Dori and Peter Tilles
Brenda and Jason Wilensky

The 2023/24 presenting program receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor and New York State Legislature.

Website redesign made possible with support from Sandy and Eric Krasnoff and Victoria Rodriguez Minowitz & Robert Minowitz.


Funding for Arts Education

Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Dance Party for Parkinson's
The Fay J. Lindner Foundation
Sandra L. and Steven P. Harris
Long Island Community Foundation
Salvatore and Mary Ranieri
The Theresa Foundation


Tilles Center Contributors

The Goldsmith Family
Eric and Sandy Krasnoff
Doris M. and Peter S. Tilles Foundation, Inc
Ellen and James Weil
The Hon. Roger B. Tilles (H’05)

$250,000 - $499,999
Manuel H. and Claire Barron
Catholic Health
Judith and Irwin Tantleff

$100,000 - $249,999
Estate of Mary D. Lindsay
Mrs. Janet M. Kroll

$50,000 - $99,999
Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Brown
Capital One
Claire Friedlander Family Foundation
Irwin K. Fingerit
Peter & Jeri Dejana Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999
Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust
The Fay J. Lindner Foundation
Russell A. Glick CPA, CDFA
Priscilla Smith Gremillion
New York State Council on the Arts
Palm Bay International, Inc.
The Poll Restaurants
Taub Family Companies

$15,000 - $24,999
Americana Manhasset
Castagna Realty Co., Inc.
Cosmo H. Guariello and Lissa V. De Angelis Happiness Fund
Sandra L. and Steven P. Harris
The Klar Organization
Fiona Cheng and Karl Lin
Northville Industries Corporation
Wells Fargo Bank

$10,000 - $14,999
Caryl Battista
Renee and Jan Burman
Dance Party for Parkinson’s, Inc.
Ellen and Steven Krieger
Eileen and Jonathan Otto
Mary and Salvatore Ranieri
Martin F. Scheinman, Esq.
Mayor Daniel Serota and Cherie Serota
Mrs. Ruth Stober
Stober Lafer Family Foundation
The Theresa Foundation
United Medical Monitoring
Winifred and William O’Reilly Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999
John Berry
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
The Blumencranz Family
Christina S. (‘66) and John R. Bransfield
The Bristal Assisted Living
Kevin Capes
David Shuldiner, Inc
Encore Luxury Living
Jackie Gershwind
William M. Joel and Alexis Joel
Lisa and Brian Land
Carolyn and Bradford P. Mott
Diana and Randy Plotnitzky
Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty, LLC
The Frank Zuckerbrot Family
Brenda and Jason Wilensky

AARP Advantage Title
ALINE Wealth
The Bahnik Foundation
Eleanor and Robert Bass
Barbara and Michael Bivona
Merle Soulotis Burke
Canon USA
Champions for Charity
Dr. Kimberly Cline
Roberta G. Cohen M.S., R.N., C.S.
Lainie and Michael Contillo
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
DiFazio Power & Electric, Inc.
The Don Monti Foundation
Sylvia Dunsky
Edgard and Geraldine Feder Foundation
First Long Island Investors
Jennie Fortunoff and Andy Chomofsky
Frederic R. Coudert Foundation
Miriam and Paul Gold, Paul Gold Real Estate
Dana Golding and Richard Scharf
Rita and Ronald Gottlieb
Suzette A. Gray
Eileen and Arthur Hirsh
Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein
Nancy and George Klueg
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher LaSala
Henry Le
Karen and Dr. Lyle Leipziger
Long Island Center for Speech & Myofunctional Therapy
The Louis and Martha Silver Foundation
Deirdre Costa Major
Philip and Stacey Malakoff
Gary M. Matoren, in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren
McHugh Furnishings LLC
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone LLP
Lisa Nenadich
Donna Pistilli
Rivkin Radler LLP
Jodi and Robert Rosenthal
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek
Lorraine Sanford
Joseph Schaefer
Drs. Donald E. and Lynn E. Simon
Smiros & Smiros Architects
Superior Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc.
Triangle Building Products Corporation
Wells Fargo Advisors

$250 to $999
Karen and Ed Adler
Charles and Bonnie Alter
James Antonelli
Mary Jo and Michael Anzel
Trudy and Thomas J. Calabrese
Cary Castle
Christian Dior
Kathleen and Kenneth DiCamillo
Stefanne Duffy
Fredric Fagelman
Carole Going
Amy S. Groveman
Elaine Grudzinski
Stephen Herman
Lucinda Hurley
Ilona Jagnow
Valda V. Kalnins-Levy
Cynthia Katz
Robert Klieger
Jerry Kremer
Larry Levine / The PAR Group
Jason Liebowitz
Lawrence and Joan Limon
Beth and Patrick Long
Althea MacDonald
Martha and David Maisel
Marty Marcus
Michael Montagnino
Gebeth Villanueva Morton
Tess Mullarkey
Terry O’Dwyer
Leah and John Oppenheimer
Dr. Carl Perrino
Diana T. and Randy S. Plotnitzky
Jeanette Ramseur
Marc Richling
Anthony Sacco
Patricia Schneider
Sigmund and Bonnie Semon
Joelle and Geoff Serota
Brian Shields
Beverly and Paul Silpe
Robin and Jay Silverman
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Solomon
Leslie Whitehead Speranza
Diane Lehman Staehle
Diana Tanzosh
Brenda and Jason Wilensky
Cathy Woesthoff
Diane Yatauro


Encore Society Members

Jadwiga and Donald Brown
Lorinda de Roulet
Irwin Fingerit
Mrs. Robert V. Henning
Valda Kalnins-Levy
Janet Kroll
Catherine Lomuscio

To learn more about supporting Tilles Center, contact Shannon Preston, Director of Advancement, at 516.299.2600 or shannon.preston@liu.edu.


Photo: Elvis Costello by Steven Sandick.