Business Council


The Lincoln Center Business Council, established in 1995 to promote the interest and support of the middle market, has quickly grown into an active circle of donors. The Business Council's lively meetings and social events present effective opportunities for executives to network with other middle-market companies from a cross-section of geographic areas and industries. The council includes representatives from this diverse group and from larger companies that are interested in this middle market for business purposes.

Membership Expectations
  • Members may serve on the Council for an unlimited number of one-year terms.
  • There is a minimum annual contribution of $7,500 (with a recommendation to dedicate $2,500 to the annual Business Leadership Award Breakfast). This can be obtained through a member’s company/firm, a personal contribution, or event sponsorship.
  • Meetings of the Business Council are held four times throughout the year. Members are asked to attend a minimum of two meetings.
  • Members are asked to attend one Council event in addition to the Business Leadership Award Breakfast.
Membership Benefits

In addition to participating in high-profile networking opportunities, members are entitled to benefits like:

  • Invitations to donor events throughout the year;
  • Access to Concierge Services (a concierge ticketing service that gives you priority access to the best seats at all performances across campus);
  • Visibility on our website and in a number of printed materials such as business publications, advertisements, and Lincoln Center Playbills (which are seen by over 5 million patrons annually);
  • Recognition in the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Annual Report; and
  • Other benefits commensurate with gift level, as detailed in our Membership Benefits Guide.
Join Us

Interested in membership with the Business Council?

Become a Member

For more information, please contact Amanda Fox at or 212.875.5435.

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Kenneth L. Wyse
PVH Corp.

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Vice Chairman

Michael S. Mullman
Blank Rome LLP

Council Members

Alan Ackbarali
Capital One Bank

Stephanie Berger
Berger Hirschberg Strategies

Jonathan J. Cohen
Elias B. Cohen & Associates

John P. Cole
Wells Fargo

Lisa Collura
FTI Consulting, Inc.

Charles Damato
Windels Marx Lane &
Mittendorf, LLP

Peter Friedfeld
ClearVision Optical Company

Ronald A. Garfunkel
SDI Laundry Solutions

Mark Ginsberg
VSP Global

William J. Golden

Barbara Grodd
Paul Stuart

Mark G. Hirschberg
Multipet International, Inc.

Charles G. Ludmer
CohnReznick LLP

Peter B. Maroney, Jr.
Bernstein Private Wealth Management

W. Patrick McMullan III
The McMullan Family Fund/

Dennis Miller
Dennis Miller Associates

Wayne S. Miller
G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

Daniel A. Orwig
Itochu Prominent USA LLC

Michelle A. Rice
Kaplan Rice LLP

Kenneth A. Rosen, Esq.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Dr. Joseph Rudick
Associate Ophthalmologists, PC

John C. Simons
Corporate Fuel Advisors LLC

Raymond T. Sloane
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Debra Flink Sonkin
Search Advisory Group

Jonathan Taylor
Spielman, Koenigsberg &
Parker, LLP

Raymond L. Vandenburg
Vandenburg & Feliu LLP

As of January 20, 2017