The James Beard Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generous support of our mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. 




Silver Philanthropists:
$25,000 and above


Silver Benefactors:
$2,500 to $24,999
Jeff Bunzel
John Ceriale
Peter Jarvis and Triar Seafood
Frank Ingriselli and The Brightening Lives Foundation
John and Henni Kessler
Patrick McMullan
Stephen Starr
Tamarind of London


Silver Donors:
$250 to $2,499
Abbey Aborn
Deborah Allinson
Bob Arnold
Timon Balloo and SUGARCANE Raw Bar and Grill
Kathleen Blake and The Rusty Spoon
Evyn Block and Adam Sachs
Michael Bloise and SUSHISAMBA Dromo
David Bracha and The River Seafood & Oyster Bar
Tim Byres and Smoke
Peter Cameron
Eric Castillo
Vassilis Coumbaros and Taverna Opa
Brice Cunningham and Tempo Restaurant & Bar
Marian Davis
John Dryzga
Paul Fehribach and Big Jones
Kevin Fonzo and K Restaurant
Bob Gutenstein
Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
John Dryzga
Julia and Reuel Jordan
Martin Karlinsky
Gina Keatley
Eric Kessler
Luisa Knapp
Brad Koenig
Tamara Lundgren
Barbara McLaughlin
Thomas McNaughton and Central Kitchen and Flour & Water
Frederick Muller and El Meze Restaurant
Rob Nelson and Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie
Jay Newman
Michel Nischan
Zach Pomerantz
Hari Pulapaka and Cress Restaurant
John Rivers and 4 Rivers Smokehouse
Henry Salgado and Spanish River Grill
Alan Saroff
Ryan Simas and Farallon Restaurant

Rusty Staub
Ethan Stowell and Staple & Fancy
Parke Ulrich and Waterbar
Colin Ungaro

Susan Ungaro
Paul Verbinnen
Kim Williams
Andrew Zimmern

Silver Supporters:
$25 to $249
Thomas Balcerski
Karen Brand
Dan Chan Presents Bay Area Dinner Show
Nancy Ewing
Allison Kave and First Prize Pies
Jim Lahey and Sullivan Street Bakery
Carol Levy​
Brett Phillips
Marilyn Platzer
Areta Podhorodecki
Lorenz Pretterfhofer
Ladonna Sewell
David H. Strauss
Susan Strauss
Edwin and Mary Triestman
Susan Wilber and East End Excursions
Victoria Vega


To make a fully tax-deductible donation, contact Kris Moon, director of charitable giving and strategic partnerships, at or 212.627.5252, or visit our donations page.



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