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Friends of ISAW

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Thank you to all of our generous donors.  Your support enables us to advance the scholarship of the ancient world.


Leon Levy Foundation and Shelby White


National Endowment for the Humanities


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Arete Foundation 
Roger and Whitney Bagnall
David Berg Foundation
Robert and Nellie Gipson (The Tianaderrah Foundation)
Michael J. Kowalski
Bernard Selz (Selz Foundation Inc.)
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Zagros Circle

Hicham Aboutaam and Dina Freige
The Achelis and Bodman Foundations
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
The Coby Foundation
Michael and Mary Jaharis
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
J. M. Kaplan Fund, Inc.
Helen Nash
National Science Foundation
Partner University Fund
Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen
Fayez Sarofim
Joseph and Diane Steinberg
Michael and Judy Steinhardt
Wenner-Gren Foundation

Altai Circle

Classics Conclave
Raffaella Cribiore
Frederick Elghanayan
French American Cultural Exchange
Agnes Gund
Frances Marzio
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Alexandra Munroe and Robert Rosenkranz (Rosenkranz Foundation)
Oklahoma University
The Evelyn Sharp Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Leonard Stern
Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang (The Tang Fund)
Toyota Foundation

Silk Road Circle

American Council of Learned Societies
Charles Banta
Geraldine Fabrikant and Tim Metz
Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund
Sameh Iskander
Elbrun and Peter Kimmelman
Dale Mathias
Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky
Society for the Exploration of Eurasia
Susan Weber (Iris Foundation)

Mediterranean Circle

Jeffrey Benjamin and Brenda Cotsen
Lawrence and Julia Bernstein
Estanne Fawer
Vartan and Clare Gregorian
Jack Josephson and Magda Saleh
James and Helen Lally
Norman Peck
Frederick Schultz

Danube Circle

Susan and Arthur Fleischer 
Ann and Gilbert Kinney
Robert and Dina McCabe and the McCabe Family
Deborah Miller and William Zabel
James Ottaway
Constance Silver
Ellen and Bill Taubman 

Sahara Circle

Ann Nitze 

Other Donors

Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Barbara A. Shailor
Coleman and Susan Burke

Major Donors of Books to the ISAW Library

Emma Bunker
Nina G. Garsoian
David N. Keightley
Christine Lilyquist
Cornelius and Emily Vermeule
James Ottaway
American Center of Oriental Research
Zvi Gal