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Friends of ISAW

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Friends of ISAW are invited to join in the academic life at ISAW, receiving many benefits throughout the year. Support from our Friends, both annual gifts and other giving, is essential to the mission of ISAW as we seek to foster the study of ancient civilizations across the broad horizons of antiquity. 


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)
Bernard Selz (Selz Foundation Inc.)
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
A Private Donor 

Zagros Circle ($25,000 - $99,999)

The Achelis and Bodman Foundations
The American Research Center in Egypt
The Coby Foundation
Michael and Mary Jaharis
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
J. M. Kaplan Fund, Inc.
Helen Nash
National Science Foundation
Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen
Fayez Sarofim
Joseph and Diane Steinberg
Michael and Judy Steinhardt
Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener (The Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation)
Wenner-Gren Foundation

Altai Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)

Hicham Aboutaam and Dina Freige
Classics Conclave
Raffaella Cribiore
Louise Hirschfeld Cullman and Lewis B. Cullman
Frederick Elghanayan
Global Institute for Advanced Study
Agnes Gund
Frances Marzio
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Oklahoma University
The Evelyn Sharp Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Leonard Stern
Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang (The Tang Fund)
Volkswagen Foundation  

Mediterranean Circle ($2,500 - $9,999)

American Council of Learned Societies
Charles Banta
Jeffrey Benjamin and Brenda Cotsen
Geraldine Fabrikant and Tim Metz
Estanne Fawer
Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund
Sameh Iskander
Jack Josephson and Magda Saleh

Elbrun and Peter Kimmelman
Seymour H Knox Foundation
James and Helen Lally
Dale Mathias
Alexandra Munroe
Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky
Giovanni Ruffini 
Frederick Schultz
Society for the Exploration of Eurasia
Susan Weber (Iris Foundation)

Danube Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)

Susan and Arthur Fleischer
Vartan and Clare Gregorian 
Andrea Joerdens
Alexander Jones
Ann and Gilbert Kinney
James Keenan
Robert and Dina McCabe and the McCabe Family
Deborah Miller and William Zabel
James Ottaway
Liliane Peck
Constance Silver
Ellen and Bill Taubman 
Victor Troncoso

Other Donors

Robert Bagnall
Diane Bennett
Josephine Berger-Nadler
Charles Bertolami
Lorenzo d'Alfonso
Fiona Kidd
AnneMarie Luijendijk
Carol Mandel
Ann Nitze
Michael Peachin
Beate Pongratz-Leisten
David Ratzan 
Dorothy Thompson 

Major Donors of Books to the ISAW Library

American Center of Oriental Research
Roger S. Bagnall
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Emma Bunker
Natasha Eilenberg
Zvi Gal
Nina G. Garsoian
Valerie Hansen
David N. Keightley
Christine Lilyquist
James Ottaway
Cornelius and Emily Vermeule
Jocelyn Penny Small