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We are especially grateful to the Legacy Fund donors whose gifts sustain our central mission of using the arts to bridge communities and honor local legacies. Building on 20 years of documenting Harlem’s cultural history through public exhibitions and programming, the fund was created to install a permanent, multimedia harlem is . . .  exhibition at the Harlem Hospital Center, a new archival website at and the continuation of public programming.

Leadership Contributors

Joshua Horowitz

Dick Wechsler, Lockard & Wechsler/Direct



Amanda Craine

Kathleen Benson Haskins

Laura Jean Hawkins  

Mark Hornstein  

Adam and Erin Horowitz

Barbara and Larry Horowitz

Bobye List

Ronald and Rose Novak

Voza Rivers

Ellie and David Tweedy



Michael Davidson 

Alice Dear

Janie Eisenberg

Eugenia C. Foxworth

David and Janis Glusman[KBH4] 

Julie Horowitz and Ian Wallace

Edna and Glenn Hunter 

Timothy Hsu

Celedonia Jones

Woodie King Jr.

Josh Price Kol 

Margaret Terry Orr

Terry Schwadron

William Seraile

Mark and Carol Willis


Stephanie Berry

Laura Bowman

Sharon Burde

Debra Ann Byrd

Karole Turner Campbell

Albertha Conner

Lainie Cooke

Karen Diggs

Christine Davis

James de Jong

Noel Ellison

Tony Fay

Michael Flanigan

Denise Flemming

Jerry Gelles  

Myrah Brown Green

Robert Galinsky

Yvonne Harris-Jones

Sandra Harper

LaQuita Henry

Samuel Hill

Jeff Kaufman

Randall Kennedy

Fern Khan

Robin Lane

Ntsiki Langford

Lavinia Mancuso

Renee Mitchell

Marjorie Moon

Iris Morales

Gordon Nelson

Arnold Newbold

Carol and Mark Orage

Valerie Pinckney-Williams

Jonas Prosper

Joanna Rhinehart

Floree Roberson

Lillian Santos

Gina Talieri

Elaine B. Thomas

Albertha Toppins

Tadashi Tsufura

Odis von Blasingame

Shirley A. Washington

Naketa Wills

David Wright

Theodora Yoshikami

Paula Zadigian


The harlem is… exhibition and program series is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, New York, City Council Members Bill Perkins and Mark Levine, The New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair, New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo & New York State Legislature, New York State Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens, NY State Assemblyman Al Taylor, New York State Senators Brian Benjamin, Robert Jackson, and Jose M. Serrano, and Community Board 10 Arts & Culture Committee. Other supporters include The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Community Works NYC, Con Edison, Humanities New York, Joseph and Diane Steinberg Foundation, Lockard & Weschler/Direct, and individual donors.

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Special Acknowledgment of Harlem is . . .  Making a Difference Funders

Community Works extends a special acknowledgement to the following funders who supported this landmark educational and public art project in its beginning, enabling us to bring our model Making a Difference after-school arts and literacy program to over 50 schools in Harlem and throughout New York City: Booth Ferris Foundation, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citibank, Con Edison, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, American Express, Kornfeld Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, New York City Councilmember Inez Dickens, The New York City Council, The Fund for the City New York, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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