Supporters

The Center works closely with corporate and foundation sponsors and major donors (annual gifts of $1,000 or more) who generously support our programs and facility needs throughout the year. Contact Managing Director, Fred Kaplan-Mayer, at 215-923-8000 to learn more about how you can contribute to the Center or visit our Support page to research our giving options.

Please click here to view the 2017 list of Donors [$500 and up].

A Perfect Finish: Turn up for Albert Sponsors and Committee

Canopy Circle
Fleur Bresler*
Patricia & Gordon Fowler
Denna & Jerry Kaplan
Judson Randall

Forest Circle
CraftNOW Philadelphia

Grove Circle
Meredith Carpenter*
Robin Putzrath & John Dziedzina*
Susan & Neil Kaye
Leonard Kreppel*
Gerry Lenfest
Regina & Greg Rhoa
Paul & Sheri Robbins
Merryll Saylan

Chestnut Circle
Robert Aibel
Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. & Judith Chernoff, M.D.
Erika Brask and Dan Saal of WonderFull Design
Radcliff Cheston
The Clay Studio
Helen Drutt English & H. Peter Stern
Eileen & Stephen Feldman
George Nakashima Woodworkers
Diane & Marc Grainer
Marcia & Geoffrey Hartwig
Philip & Monika Hauser
Thora Jacobson*
Miriam Karash & Ted Bunin
Bruce & Jo Katsiff*
Jane & Leonard Korman
Jack Larimore* & Helen Pettengill
Bonnie O’Boyle*
Carolyn & Ron Picciotti*
Gina Principato*
Kenneth Spitzbard
Scott Troxel*
Patricia Young

Patrons
Alan & Shelby Keiser*
Marsha Moss*
Chris Rifkin*
Betty Scarpino

Event Planning Committee:
Glenn Adamson
Thora Jacobson
Jack Larimore
Marsha Moss

Other Event Supporters:
Alice Antonelli
Jonathan Black
Toni Bostick
Patricia Braznell
Fay & Phelan Bright
Jasper Brinton
Phil Brown & Barbara Wolanin
Suzanne & Norman Cohn
Ned Cooke
Dena & James Dannenberg
DelVal Turners
Mr & Mrs Lou Grotta
Lisa Hanover
Marlene & Charles Hummel
Lynn & Steve Kaplan
Ronald Kerr
Gay Marshall
William & Paula Mitchell
Craig Nutt
Jennifer Korman Olivarez
Phoebe Resnick
Paul Rigby
Pearl Stein
Michelle Stuhl
Ruth & David Waterbury

*Event Committee Member

2017 Annual Founders' Fundraiser

Founders’ Circle

Fleur S. Bresler

President’s Circle

Anonymous
Meredith Carpenter
John Dziedzina & Robin Putzrath
Jerome & Deena Kaplan
Albert & Tina LeCoff
Judson Randall
Seymore & Mark Rubin

Director’s Circle
Carol Schilling and Andrew & David Bender
Miriam Karash & Theodore Bunin
Commonweath Land Title Insurance Company
Helen Drutt English
Wendy & David Ellsworth
George Nakashima Woodworkers
Philip & Monika Hauser
Bruce Katsiff
Leonard Kreppel
Carolyn & Ron Picciotti
Gina Principato
Betty Scarpino
David Seltzer
The Clay Studio
The Wharton Esherick Museum
David and Ruth Waterbury

Event Supporters

Ken Spitzbard
Pearl Stein
Connie & Robert Traister
Yards Brewing Company

2017 Annual Founders' Fundraiser Artist Support

 

Artist Event Supporters

The Center has been showcasing the most creative and accomplished makers and artists in its exhibitions since 1981.

Below is a list of the exhibiting artists who have shown their support of the Center by contributing toward this year’s Annual Founders’ Fundraiser.

Mark Blaustein; Challenge V: International Lathe-Turned Objects

Miriam Carpenter; allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2014

Virginia Dotson; Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey; Contemporary Wood Art: Collectors’ Selections; Wood Turning Center Museum Collection; Selections From The Collection: Donations by Bruce Kaiser & Joe Seltzer; The Wooden Bowl: A Classic Shape; Artists’ Reflections: Selections from the Wood Turning Center’s Museum Collection; Challenge VI – Roots – Insights & Inspirations in Contemporary Turned Objects; Wood Turning in North America Since 1930; Challenge VI—Roots: Insights & Inspirations in Contemporary Turned Objects; Board’s Choice: Selections from the Wood Turning Center’s Collection; Challenge V: International Lathe-Turned Objects; Art from the Lathe; Challenge IV: International Lathe-Turned Objects

David Ellsworth; Art in Wood: Philadelphia’s American Craft Council Fellows; Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey; Contemporary Wood Art: Collectors’ Selections; Wood Turning Center Museum Collection; Selections From The Collection;  Artists’ Reflections: Selections from the Wood Turning Center’s Museum Collection; ReTurnings; Wood Turning in North America Since 1930; Board’s Choice: Selections from the Wood Turning Center’s Collection; Challenge IV: International Lathe-Turned Objects; Pennsylvania Lathe-Turned Objects: Trends, Traditions; Turners Challenge III; International Turned Objects Show (ITOS); Works off the Lathe: Old and New Faces II; Turned Objects: The First North American Turned Object Show

Doug Haslam; Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled: Exhibition and Fundraiser

Beth Ireland; SMOOTH: Mangle Boards of Northern Europe & Contemporary Concepts; Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled: Exhibition and Fundraiser; allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2011

Ray Jones; Bartram’s Boxes Remix

Philip Jurus; Rediscovering Emil Milan and His Circle of Influence, Emil Milan Research Team

Heather Sealy Lineberry; allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2013

Mira Nakashima; On the Edge of Your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century

Rebecca Dunn Penwell; Rediscovering Emil Milan and His Circle of Influence

Frank Salas; Challenge VII: dysFUNctional

Betty Scarpino; allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2016; Contemporary Wood Art: Collectors’ Selections; Selections From The Collection; Challenge VII: dysfunctional; Collaborations at the Echo Lake Conferences; Connections: International Turning Exchange 1995–2005; Artists’ Reflections: Selections from the Wood Turning Center’s Museum Collection; Wood Turning in North America Since 1930; Turned Multiples II; allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 1999; Turned Multiples

Mark Sfirri; On the Edge of Your Seat: Chairs for the 21st Century; YOUR PERSONAL HANG-UPS; Turning to Art in Wood; Selections From The Collection: Donations by Bruce Kaiser & Joe Seltzer; Challenge VII: dysFUNctional; Collaborations at the Echo Lake Conferences: The First Ten Years; ROLL CALL: Work from Current Teachers and Graduate Students; Coming of Age: Emerging and Established Wood Artists; Fabulous Function; International Turning Exchange; Artists’ Reflections: Selections from the Wood Turning Center’s Museum Collection; Challenge VI – Roots – Insights & Inspirations in Contemporary Turned Objects; Cabinets of Curiosities; Furniture Primavera; ReTurnings; Wood Turning in North America Since 1930; Challenge VI—Roots: Insights & Inspirations in Contemporary Turned Objects; Turned Multiples II; Turned Multiples; Curators’ Focus: Turning in Context: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Intellectual; Art from the Lathe; Challenge IV: International Lathe-Turned Objects; Pennsylvania Lathe-Turned Objects: Trends, Traditions, Transitions 1700–1990; International Turned Objects Show (ITOS); Works off the Lathe: Old and New Faces II; Works off the Lathe: Old and New Faces

Holly Tornheim; Coming of Age: Emerging and Established Wood Artists; Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled: Exhibition and Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Annual Founders' Fundraiser Vendor Support
Corporate Sponsors

Ballard Spahr LLP
Landmark One
Penn State Industries
Robust Tools, LLC
Wineland Walnut, Inc.

Cambium Giving Society Members

Ronald Bishop
Sidney and Phyllis Bresler
Fleur Bresler
Edward Bresler
Meredith Carpenter
Charlene Chase
Radcliffe Cheston
Helen Drutt English
John Dziedzina
David Ellsworth
Richard Goldberg
Philip Hauser
Bruce and Eleanor Heister
Steven Highfill
Jerome and Deena Kaplan
Miriam & Theodore Karash and Bunin
Bruce Katsiff
Neil and Susan Kaye
Alan Keiser
Pamela Kerr
Leonard Kreppel
H.F. (Gerry) and Marguerite Lenfest
Ed Levy
Mira Nakashima
Carolyn & Ron Picciotti
Judson Randall
Chris Rifkin
Paul and Sheri Robbins
Merryll Saylan
David Seltzer
Elizabeth Weiner
Anita and Ronald Wornick

Master Craftsperson Members
Click on the Master Craftsperson to view their profile.
Jeffrey Berbstein
Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein & Judy Chernoff
Toni Bostick
David Dannenberg
Richard DiPerna
Ron Kent
Robert Kohler
MosArt
Joseph Seltzer
Larry White
David Wright

 

Foundation Support Support provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the William Penn Foundation, The Bresler Family Foundation, Art Works, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Windgate Charitable Foundation.