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 FY22


Daisy & David Paradis

Howard Bayne Fund

Howard Gilman Foundation

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs



$25,000 – $49,999

Andrew Faulkner

New York State Council on the Arts

Rajika and Tino Puri

Thomas & Kamala Buckner


$10,000 – $24,999

Con Edison

Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

Neal Parikh


$1,000 – $9,999

Aditya & Raman Kaul

Alexandra Cohen

Alexis Daran

Anne Posel


Cedomir Crnkovic

Erin Ardleigh

Frank Rand

John Habel

Kamakshi Rao/Rao Deshpande Family Fund

Kellie Specter

Rob Adler

Roger Noel

Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation

Suman Gollamudi

Thomas Kunz

Turner Cowles

Zette Emmons


$200 – $999

Alan Tigay

David Hansen

David Wyckoff

Delrosa Marshall

Dorothy Behr

Edward Haber

Frank Grobman

Joan Dinkelspiel

Joni Manning

Moez Doraid

Noreen McDonald

Pritpal Singh Kochhar

Ralph Samuelson

Serge Mezhburd

Steven Schwartz

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