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In Memoriam | Charles C. Bergman, Chairman and CEO, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Bergman was the long-time Chair of NYFA’s Leadership Council. We are saddened by the loss of Charles C. Bergman, Chairman and CEO of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, an organization he was instrumental in founding. Bergman served as Chair of NYFA’s Leadership Council, a group created to advise NYFA’s Board and senior leadership. “Charles was a friend…

Celebrating Peggy Cooper Cafritz (1947-2018)

Impassioned advocate for the arts and education leaves a lasting legacy. It is with sadness that New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) learns of the passing of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, patron of the arts and former President of the District of Columbia Board of Education. Cooper Cafritz, who was inducted into the NYFA Hall of Fame…

Celebrating Blondell Cummings (1944–2015)

Dancer, Choreographer, Activist, and NYFA Artist & Advisor Three-time fellowship recipient and world-renowned dancer/choreographer/activist Blondell Cummings passed away this Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She died at the age of seventy and lived in the New York area for most of her life. Blondell Cummings was an inaugural NYFA fellow in choreography and went…