Leadership Committee


The Corporate Fund’s Leadership Committee, an exclusive group of business leaders, has been a vital resource to Lincoln Center for over 45 years. This important leadership team ensures that Lincoln Center remains the world’s premier performing arts complex while making significant economic contributions ($2.4 billion each year) to New York City.

The Leadership Committee represents Lincoln Center's diverse and widespread constituency, reflecting the best of the national and international corporate worlds. Committee members are responsible for raising vital unrestricted funds for 10 world-class performing arts organizations at Lincoln Center.

Membership Expectations
  • A $25,000 minimum annual contribution is required for membership on the Leadership Committee.
  • Members are asked to personally solicit new corporate prospects. Solicitation lists and letters are prepared for each member.
  • Attendance is required at two meetings annually—one in the spring and one in the fall. Meeting materials are provided onsite, where members will discuss campaign progress.
  • Attendance at one of two donor appreciation events is encouraged. These are key opportunities for members to introduce prospects to Lincoln Center.
  • If possible, we suggest hosting a gathering or event to thank existing donors and cultivate new prospects.
  • Members are expected to provide incremental support to Corporate Fund events
Membership Benefits

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

  • Invitations to donor events throughout the year;
  • Access to Concierge Services (a members-only ticketing service that connects you with the best seats at all performances across campus—before they’re on sale to the general public);
  • 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 Leadership Committee?

Become a Member

For more information about the Leadership Committee, please contact Arlene Graime at agraime@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5467.

headshot of Steven R. Swartz


Steven R. Swartz
President & Chief Executive Officer

Committee Members
  • James L. Amine
    Managing Director
    Investment Banking Division
    Credit Suisse
  • Keith T. Banks
    U.S.Trust, Bank of America
    Private Wealth Management
  • Sarah E. Beshar
    Senior Counsel
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Angelica Cantlon
    SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
    International Flavors & Fragrances
  • Valentino D. Carlotti
    Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Richard A. Cirillo, Esq.
    King & Spalding LLP
  • David A. Coulter
    Managing Director & Senior Advisor
    Warburg Pincus LLC
  • Richard K. DeScherer
    Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
    Bloomberg L.P.
  • Nancy J. Dubuc
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    A + E Networks
  • Robert P. Garrett
    New York Office Managing Partner
  • Michael Golden
    Vice Chair
    The New York Times Company
  • Richard A. Goldstein
  • Maurice R. Greenberg
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    C.V. Starr and Co.
  • David W. Heleniak
    Senior Advisor
    Morgan Stanley
  • Taimur Hyat
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • Jill Kaplan
    Publisher and Vice President
    Crain's New York Business
  • Ross Love
    Senior Partner & Managing Director,
    Managing Partner for New York

    The Boston Consulting Group
  • Charles G. Ludmer
    Principal, Chief Marketing Officer
    CohnReznick LLP
  • Peter L. Malkin, Esq.
    Chairman Emeritus,
    Empire State Realty Trust
    Chairman, Malkin Holdings LLC
  • Bruce E. Mosler
    Chairman of Global Brokerage
    Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
  • Thomas A. Renyi
    Retired Chairman
    BNY Mellon
  • Michael I. Roth
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Interpublic Group
  • Edward Skyler
    Executive Vice President
    Global Public Affairs
  • Jeffrey T. Stevenson
    Managing Partner
    Veronis Suhler Stevenson
  • Kenneth L. Wyse
    Licensing and Public Relations
    PVH Corp.
  • James D. Zirin, Esq.
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Ex Officio
  • Katherine Farley
    Lincoln Center