WMI programs are made possible, in part, by private and public funds from:

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the Howard Gilman Foundation. WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.

WMI gladly accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds, is set up to receive corporate employee matching contributions, and also has a brokerage account that welcomes gifts in the form of securities, stocks, and/or bonds. Please contact Gaby Sappington at gaby@worldmusicinstitute.org for more details on these opportunities to support WMI.

Members and Donors FY23


Daisy & David Paradis

Howard Bayne Fund

Howard Gilman Foundation

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs


$25,000 – $49,999

Kamala & Thomas Buckner

New York State Council on the Arts

Rajika and Tino Puri


$10,000 – $24,999

Andrew Faulkner

Con Edison

Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

John Habel


$1,000 – $9,999

Aditya & Raman Kaul

Alexis Daran


Ashwini Chhabra

Erin Ardleigh

Frank Rand

New Music USA

Pinkerton Foundation

Randy Kaufman

Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation

Sarah Marchal-Murray

Soon-Young Yoon

Suman Gollamudi

Zette Emmons


$200 – $999

David Hansen

Edward Haber

Hal Freedman

Kamakshi Rao

Kate Winn

Martha Fleischman

Marylou Houston

Noreen McDonald

Paresh Trivedi 

Pritpal Singh Kochhar

Ralph & Andrea Samuelson

Rona Pocker

Salar Ghahramani

Sam Sen

Stephanie Rodin

Tina Lapsia

and the support of many friends and members of WMI. We are grateful for all contributions to our mission.