Friends of Swiss Institute

Welcome

Friends of Swiss Institute is a dynamic group of art lovers united in their passion for contemporary art on both sides of the Atlantic. Throughout the year you will receive invitations to our exhibition openings, artist dinners, and supporters-only events, including studio visits in both Switzerland and the United States. In June, Friends of SI are invited to an exclusive preview of Art Basel’s Art Parcours as well as to a private lunch with artists and supporters. Patrons of the Arts can participate in individual walk-throughs of the fair with SI Director Simon Castets. As a prelude to our annual SI Benefit Dinner & Auction, we welcome our supporters to a special New York Friends of SI day of events including studio visits, special exhibitions viewings, and private collections visits. In 2014, we introduced a new level of support: the Director’s Circle, with contributions starting at $7,500. Director’s Circle funds exclusively support our exhibition programming, directly enabling SI’s distinctive curatorial vision. Friends of SI play a significant role in the cultural vitality of Swiss Institute as an institution for contemporary culture in New York. We extend a heartfelt invitation to you to become a Friend of SI and look forward to seeing you at future events.

Susanne von Meiss and Stefan von Bartha, co-Heads, Friends of SI Switzerland

Friends of SI Switzerland Committee: Dayle Bechtler-Lustenberger, Nicolas Bernheim, Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth, Florian Gutzwiller, Gaby Nahmani, Sabine Parenti, Oskar Weiss
Friends of SI U.S. Committee: Andrew Alexander, Abby Bangser, Sophia Cohen, Justine Durrett, Alexandra Economou, Heather Flow, Bettina Korek, Elise van Middelem, Begum Yasar, Tiffany Zabludowicz, Katja Zigerlig

 

Members

Director’s Circle
Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, Monique and Max Burger, Marian Goodman, Bettina Korek, Rachel and Jean-Pierre Lehmann

Patron of the Arts
Pierre and Christina de Labouchere, Walter and Daphne Kielholz, Svetlana Marich, Gerd Schepers and Martina Vondruska, Oskar Weiss

Couples
Charles and Fabienne Abrecht, Thomas and Cristina Bechtler, Dayle Bechtler-Lustenberger and Philippe Lustenberger, Eric and Fabienne Bernheim, Chantal Blatzheim and Augustin Dufrasne, Sami and Anette Bollag-Rothschild, Martin Bösterli and Gitti Hug, Spencer Brownstone, Christoph and Corry Eberle, Peter and Kathrin Friedli, Christophe and Corinne Gautier, Mariann Grawe and Berthold Herrman, Damian and Melanie Grieder-Swarovski, Florian Gutzwiller, Florian and Tanja Helmke-Becker, Maren and Guido Krass, Julie and Philipp Kudlich, Jovan Markovic and Monique von Schumacher, Monika and Simon Michel, Matthias Mueller and Anna Mueller Koelbing, Richard and Gaby Nahmani, Sabine Parenti, Edgar Rappold and Gertie Guertler, Gail and Richard Rubel, Lori Spector and Max Lang, Melissa and Mike Stewart, Peter and Adelaide Sutter de Vries, Sergio and Sandra Vassalli, Susanne and Hans von Meiss, Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner

Individuals
Andrew Alexander, Jeanettte Apitz, Abby Bangser, Andrea Bodmer, Robert and Janet Briner, Marietta Budiner, Cathrine Anne Burda, Felix Burrichter, Ingrid Cincala-Gilbert, Sophia Cohen, Beat Curti, Karin Deilmann, Katharina and Ato De Vaivre, Ulla Dreyfus-Best, Justine Durrett, Birgit Filzmaier, Heather Flow, Joseph Funnell, Christophe Guye, Martin Hatebur, Frédérique Hutter, René Lahn, Maria Larsson, Jonathan Levy, Uta Niedernberg, Maureen Paley, Roman Plutschow, Thomas Schneider, Sylvie Seidlitz, Cindy Sherman, Peter Soriano, Jasmine Spezie, Nadine Steger Kriesemer, Jonas Stemmle, Peter Trueb, Elise van Middelem, Anthony G. Vischer, Rebecca von Bachelle Zaidman, Stefan von Bartha, Ruedi and Janine Wassmer, Charlotte Weinberg-Steiner, Christian Wirtz, Begum Yasar, Tiffany Zabludowicz, Christine Zehner, Katja Zigerlig, Ruth Zueblin

 

Join

Swiss Institute is grateful to our donors for their generous support of our mission and programming.
Individual gifts play an integral role in ensuring free admission to Swiss Institute.

Director’s Circle ($ 7,500+)
• Director’s Circle funds exclusively support our exhibition programming, directly enabling SI’s distinctive curatorial vision.
• Supporters at this level receive all FOSI Patron of the Arts benefits
• Seating at the Director’s Table at the Annual Benefit Dinner
• Invitations to all opening night dinners
• Recognition on website as Director’s Circle

Friends of SI Patron of the Arts ($ 3,000)
• Private tour of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach with SI Director
• Invitation to VIP events including previews, opening dinners, artist studio visits
• Access to events at Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach
• 50% discount on Benefactor Benefit ticket for attending FOSIs
• Printed invitations to SI exhibition openings
• Name recognition on website as Patron of the Arts
• 10% discount on SI shop purchases

Friends of SI (Individual $ 700, Couple $ 1,200)
• Invitation to VIP events including previews, opening dinners, artist studio visits
• Access to events at Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach
• 50% discount on Benefactor Benefit ticket for attending FOSI (limit one per person)
• Printed invitations to SI exhibition openings
• Name recognition on website
• 10% discount on SI shop purchases