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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.

FRIENDS OF SWISS INSTITUTE – $900 Individual / $1,600 Couple

Friends of Swiss Institute members cultivate deep connections not only with Swiss Institute but also with each other. Through a series of social gatherings, lectures, and travel opportunities, all focused on SI’s curatorial program, Friends of SI play a pivotal role in providing essential support for Swiss Institute’s artist commissions, exhibitions, public programs, and special projects in New York City, Switzerland and beyond.

Benefits

Art focused social opportunities
Exclusive artist studio visits, tours, and conversations
Receive a limited edition SI Cap
Opportunity for seating at exclusive SI lunches and receptions
Art Basel Lunch invitation
Early bird ticket opportunities for the SI Benefit Gala and Auction
Special notifications for SI events and curated gatherings
Recognition on website and donor wall as a Friend of Swiss Institute

PATRONS OF SWISS INSTITUTE – $3,250

Patrons of Swiss Institute gain exclusive immersion in the world of emerging contemporary art. Patrons enjoy one-on-one interactions with curators, exclusive bespoke studio visits, and early access to emerging artists.

As a Patron of Swiss Institute you will deepen your connection with Swiss Institute through a rich array of intimate events, inspiring talks, and meticulously curated travel experiences, all centered around SI’s dynamic curatorial program.

All benefits of previous level +

• VIP passes and access to elite international art fairs and events
• Access to bespoke, intimate social events exclusively for Patrons
• Patron only studio visits with artists
• Personalized tours of exhibitions with senior curators
• SI curated travel opportunities
• Recognition on our website and the donor wall as a distinguished Patron of Swiss Institute

DIRECTORS CIRCLE – $7,500+

The Director’s Circle is designed to offer an elevated patronage experience for those with a deep commitment to Swiss Institute’s mission. As an elite member of the Director’s Circle you are invited to private luncheons and dinners with artists and curators, affording you a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful discourse. Additionally, you enjoy a private tour of each of the 6 yearly shows at SI NY, led by the director Stefanie Hessler and artists. Director’s Circles are privy to an inside perspective on SI’s artistic process and vision.

The Director’s Circle offers curated travel opportunities alongside the director, artists, and senior staff, providing an unparalleled cultural exploration. This exclusive group reflects a profound commitment to our mission and the vital role you play in our journey.

All benefits of previous levels +

• Intimate, private lunch/dinners with one on one introductions to thought leaders, artists and leading curators
• Private tours with director and artists
• Bespoke travel opportunities with the director, artists and senior staff
• Recognition on website and donor wall as members of Directors Circle 

CORPORATE FRIENDS OF SI -$5,000

Corporate support for Swiss Institute is crucial in backing the institution’s artist commissions, exhibitions, public programs, and special projects in New York and internationally. Supporters contribute essential resources to SI’s program in support of emerging artists, and receive exclusive opportunities including corporate events centered on SI’s curatorial program. This collaborative effort reflects a shared commitment to fostering creativity and cultural enrichment, ensuring the continued success and global impact of SI.

Recognition on website and donor wall as Corporate Friend of SI

For major gifts or participation in the Artist Vision Fund or Leadership Council, please contact Katherine Ahn, Senior Development Manager at katherine(at)swissinstitute(dot)net; +1 212 925 2035

SI extends its deepest gratitude to the following individuals for their generosity in supporting our mission:

Board of Trustees
Maja Hoffmann, President
H.E. Ambassador Niculin Jäger, Honorary Chair
Michael Ringier, Treasurer
David Allemann, Olivier Audemars, Daniel Baumann, Philippe Bertherat, Francesco Bonami, Monique Burger, Simon Castets, Bice Curiger, Yan Du, Latifa Echakhch, Alexandra Economou, John Garcia, Florian Gutzwiller, Sam Keller, Dominique Lévy, Christian Marclay, Richard Phillips, Iwan Wirth, Peggy Yeoh

Advisory Council
Francois Barras, Sherica Bryan, Dora Budor, Rosanna Flouty, Steven Johnson, Julien Nguyen, Raúl de Nieves, Mai-Thu Perret, Michael Wang

38 St Marks Alliance
LUMA Foundation, Stiftung Usine, Michael Ringier, Florian Gutzwiller, Monique & Max Burger, Iwan Wirth, Garcia Family Foundation, Nicoletta Fiorucci, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Rachel & Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Dominique Lévy, Shelley Fox Aarons & Philip E. Aarons, Alexandra Economou, Suzanne & Eric Syz, Sarah Arison, Bridgitt Evans, Fabienne & Charles Abrecht, Peter Handschin, Martin Hatebur, Susanne von Meiss, Gaby Nahmani

Artist Vision Fund
Exhibitions are made possible in part by the SI Artist Vision Fund with leadership support from SI Board of Trustees, Ghislaine Brenninkmeijer, the Freedman Family Foundation, Becky and David Gochman, and the Kevin Wendle Foundation.

Leadership Council
Ini Archibong & The Archibong Heritage Foundation, Ghislaine Brenninkmeijer, Yan Du, Pierre-André Maus, Maren Krass

Director’s Circle
Sarah Arison, Marian Goodman, Jean-Claude Gandur, Lena & Per Josefsson, Tina Kim, Rachel and Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Almine Rech and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Clarice O. Tavares, Nicole Timonier

Builders Council
Dayle Bechtler-Lustenberger, Massimo De Carlo, Milan / London / Hong Kong, Paula Cooper Gallery, Carolyn and Neil Coplan MD, Heather Flow, Gladstone Gallery, Xavier Hufkens, Lisson Gallery, David Kordansky, kurimanzutto, Sprüth Magers, Jack Bankowsky and Matthew Marks, Pace Gallery, Mathieu Paris, Metro Pictures, Eva Presenhuber, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Peter and Adelaide Sutter de Vries

SI Architecture and Design Council
Annabelle Selldorf, Chair, Andreas Angelidakis, Marc Benda, Anna-Sophie Berger, Felix Burrichter, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Demisch Danant, Alia Farid, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, Beatrice Galilee, Martino Stierli

Education Council
Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Co-Chair, Olivier Audemars, Alvaro Barrington, Tony Bechara, Antonie Bertherat, Philippe Bertherat, Estrellita Brodsky, Monique Burger, Alexandra Economou, Nicoletta Fiorucci, John Garcia, Massimiliano Gioni, Maja Hoffmann, Dominique Lévy, Adam Lindemann, Yana Peel, Clarice O. Tavares, Nicole Timonier, Hansjörg Wyss

Patrons of Swiss Institute
Burt Aaron, Shaune Arp, Dayle Bechtler-Lustenberger, Christine Halter-Oppelt and Amalaswintha Oppelt, Jill and Peter Kraus, Maria Larsson, Catherine Petitgas

Friends of SI Switzerland Committee: Dayle Bechtler-Lustenberger, Co-Chair, Michèle Sandoz, Co-Chair, Marius Neuenschwander, Treasurer, Anne-Shelton Aaron, Shaune Arp, Nicolas Bernheim, Florian Gutzwiller, Sabine Parenti, Susanne von Meiss, Oskar Weiss
Friends of SI US Committee: Esteban Arboleda, Alexandra Economou, Heather Flow, Marjorie Mayrock, Katja Zigerlig

Friends
Charles & Fabienne Abrecht, Jeanette Apitz, Esteban Arboleda & David Haskell, Eric & Fabienne Bernheim, Doris Beyersdorf, Katherine Bishop, Martin & Helena Bjäringer, Chantal Blatzheim & Augustin Dufrasne, Martin Bölsterli & Gitti Hug, James Keith Brown & Eric Diefenbach, Spencer Brownstone, Matthias Brunner, Marietta Budiner, Cathrine Anne Burda, Monica de Cardenas, Paula Cooper, Regula & Beat Curti, Andrée Darphin, Karolina Dankow, Elizabeth Dee, Alexander Feldman, Birgit Filzmaier, Julia Fischbach, Peter & Kathrin Friedli, Eliane Ganz, Corinne Gautier, Mariann Grawe & Berthold Hermann, Leila Greiche, Damian & Melanie Grieder-Swarovski, Martin Hatebur & Peter Handschin, Katharina Hempel, Javier Hinojosa, Frédérique Hutter, Paul Judelson, Sonja Kehl, Halina von Kempski Rakoszyn, Peter Kilchmann, Thomas Koerfer, Nadine Kriesmer, Sarah Levine, Karma & Jean-François Liess, Inès Lombard, Svetlana Marich, Siegfried Marissens, Servane Mary & Jose Martos, Bettina Meier-Bickel, Monika & Simon Michel, Rosmarie Muster, Michelle Nicol, Carolina Nitsch, Jutta Nixdorf, Marina Olsen, Evrim & Jessica Oralkan, Claudia Paetzold, Olivia Palazzolo, Maureen Paley, Mariana Pictet, Eva Presenhuber, Edgar Rappold & Gertie Guertler, Thomas Reinshagen, Corinne Rohner, Gerd Schepers & Martina Vondruska, Thomas Schneider, Kurt Schwarz, Diana Segantini, Silvie Seidlitz, Carole Server & Oliver Frankel, Stephanie Simon-Schwarz, Irit Fine Sommer, Lori Spector & Max Lang, Siri Stolt-Nielsen, Peter & Adelaide Sutter De Vries, Peter Trueb, Rebecca Von Bachelle Zaidman, Stefan von Bartha, Stella Wang, Shumit Chanda Wanner, Ruedi & Janine Wassmer, Charlotte Weinberg-Steiner, Yvonne & Peter Winkler

SI gratefully acknowledges the TOY Family as Friends of SI
Anna Abrell, Satyam Abishek Advani, Thorsten Albertz, Lukas Amacher,  Albert Anneler, Tiffany Woodt-Arnt and Matthias Ardnt, Daniel Arsham, Evelene and Noraya Avanthay, Diego Baldenweg, Lionel Baldenweg, Nora Baldenweg, Deborah and Gioele Balmelli, Mirko Baselgia, Joel Basman, Beat Berger and Christophe Graber, Nicolas and Maria Bernheim, Dvang Bharania, Julie Boldt and Dhruv Yadav, Zandie Brockett,  Zoe Buckman, Monique and Max Burger, Beat and Simone Burger, Maxime Castric, Carla Chan, Isaac Chong, Barbara Corti, Marcel Crespo, Timothy Curtis, Filipe Da Costa Leite, Melanie Da Costa Leite, Kim and Timothy Dale, Gabriel Delponte, Branca and Stefan Dorfmeister, Rose Elbaz and David Kolinski, Alexandra Ettlin and Tobias Kappeler, Filippo Fiocchi, Andi Fischer, Benedikt Fischer, Nico Form-Zuellig, Tina Marie Fung and Ashraf Razaque, David Gleitman, Jennifer Greenland and Luca Pessina, Alex and Nirit Gruenwald, Luisa Gui and Christian Wassmann, Johannes Hoerning, Sonja and James Holloway, Cindy Holzbauer and Klaus Gabriel, Laura Hilber, Paul Hutchinson, Mike Imam, Gianni Jetzer, Nadia and Timo Kaabi-Linke, Titus Kaphar, Maria and Claudio Koller, Laura Krul-Harris, Karen-Sofie Kvamme, Joanna Lisiak, Daniela Maerky and Alain Vaucher, Doreen Merkel and Akshay Bajaj, Fabian Marti, Madelyne Meyer, Natalie Meyer, Enrico Nahoum, Elaine Ng and Fabio Rossi, Amina Omani and Ouali Omani, Yasmine and Joao Philippe Orléans e Braganca, Charlotte Phillips, Cynthia Philips, Jacqueline Phillips, Michael Phillips, Yasmin Rahmatullah, Prashanti Ravindran and Nicolas Mathier, Michael Reinhold, Silvia Ruiz Meron  Michael Sandmeier, Constantin Schenker, Evita and Anja Schildknecht, Terry Schmassmann, Annabelle Schneider, Falk Schweitzer, Maria Sieper and Maleachi Buehringer, Tina Soroush and David Trenhondart, Franziska Stilli and Clement Poch, Maximilian Stolberg, Tavares Strachan, Aita Sulser, Elizabeth and Stefan Suter, Emilie Suter, Katharina Suter, Melanie Tang-Simunovic and Nick Simunovic, Dagny and Richard Telfer, Bianca Ulrich-Heller and Stephan Ulrich Alexandra Verney, Andrea Wild Botero and Raphael Kappeler, Natalie Williams, Philipp Wille, Cassandra Wong and Otto Brockway, Esther YS Wong, Vidur Yadav, Alison Mary Ching Yeung