The Pioneer Society

Members of The Pioneer Society support The Farmers’ Museum at the highest level. Their gifts are instrumental in contributing to our beloved museum.

Jane Forbes Clark
Robert and Nellie Gipson
Mr. and Mrs. Gates Helms Hawn

$10,000 – $24,999
Dr. and Mrs. William W. LeCates

$5,000 – $9,999
Mr. Tom Morgan and Ms. Erna Morgan McReynolds
Mr. Matthew Sohns and Ms. Mary-Margaret Robbins

$2,500 – $4,999
Mrs. Margaret Bliss
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Guenther
Allison and W. Keyes Hill-Edgar
Mrs. Patricia M. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Tallman
Mr. and Mrs. Byron F. Thomas, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thompson
Mr. Frank Tosto

$1,000 to $2,499
Ms. Kathy Allen and Ms. Barby Allen
Mr. Lou Allstadt and Ms. Melinda Hardin
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew M. Blum
Dr. Paul S. and Anna T. D’Ambrosio
Mr. Thomas Edwards
Mrs. Karen M. Elting
Mr. Theodore Feury and Mrs. Dianne Feury
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Franck
Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Glazer
Mr. William C. Green and Ms. Susan Green
Mr. Louis Busch Hager, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Haggerty
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis L. Hamilton
Ms. Melissa Hancock and Mr. Jonathan Schau
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Heinrich
Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Holz
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Johnson
Honorable and Mrs. M. Langhorne Keith
Mrs. Suzanne Kingsley
The Lachance Family
Mr. Thomas Lagan and Ms. Kristen Bellois
Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Moffat
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Moore
Mr. Jeffrey T. More and Ms. Helen Quick
Ms. Esther Nelson and Mr. Bernd Ulken
Ms. Corrine M. Plummer
Dr. Jeffrey Pressman and Dr. Nancy Kollisch
Mrs. Fran Raeder
Karine M. Rich and Stephanie Stringer
Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Richman
Mr. John Sanford and Mrs. Ellen H. Sanford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Schlather
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Schuermann
Ms. Karen Shafer
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Stack
Dr. and Mrs. William Streck
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman B. Townsend
Rose C. Wadsworth
Dr. and Mrs. Henry F.C. Weil
Dr. Renee Wellenstein and Dr. Komron Ostovar



Corporate, Foundation and Government Support

The organizations and corporations that give to The Farmers’ Museum provide critical support to our living history museum. Their contributions help us bring history to life on a daily basis for our visitors.

The Clark Foundation
The Tianaderrah Foundation

$10,000 – $49,999
C.J. Heilig Foundation, Inc.
CROP – Creating Rural Opportunities Partnership
National Philanthropic Trust
New York State Council on the Arts

$1,000 – $9,999
Alice Busch Gronewaldt Foundation
Bank of Cooperstown
Charles Schwab
Chobani Foundation, Inc.
Community Bank, NA
Eggleston Foundation
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard
G & T Farm
Haggerty Ace Hardware
The Lagan Family Foundation
Malesardi Family Foundation
Morgan Stanley
New York Community Trust
Patricia M. & H. William Smith Jr. Foundation
Schwab Charitable
Smith Ford Cooperstown, Inc.
Stonehall Farm
Strategic Financial Services
SUNY Cobleskill
Tallman Enterprises
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

Allstadt Hardin Foundation
Beekman 1802 LLC
Black Ash Holding Co., Inc.
Brandow’s Feed ‘N Seed Inc.
Brewery Ommegang
Claynote Enterprises
Cobbler & Co.
Cobleskill Agway
Cooperative Extension Association
Cooperstown Rotary Club
Farm Credit East, ACA
Friends of Senator Seward
G&S Construction, LLC
Gold Star Feed and Grain, LLC
Haas Landscape Architects
Hessian Hill Farm
The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.
Lutz Feed Company
OHM Holstein Club
Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative
Otsego Land Trust
Paperkite Creative Communications
Richard T Button Foundation Inc
Stamford Farmers’ Cooperative
Valley Brook Farm
Village Cobbler Cooperstown
Dr. and Mrs. Wharton/Ayco Charitable Foundation
The Willow Tree Inn B & B



Individual Donors

We are grateful for individual donors who support our mission of preserving our rural heritage. Gifts of all sizes make an important impact at The Farmers’ Museum. We thank the following donors for their support.

$250 – $999
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Allen
William Barnaby
Mr. David Beightol and Mrs. Ann Beightol
Mr. Brendan D. Fitzgerald
Mrs. Shelley S. Gallagher
Ms. Elaine Grudzinski
Michon Halio
Dr. and Mrs. William Hopper
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Horvath
Ms. Michelle Kennedy and Dr. Nicholas Hellenthal
Mr. Richard C. More and Mrs. Catherine J. More
Mr. Robert Nelson and Mr. Van B. Ramsey
James and Stephanie Patrick
Sheila Stone
Dawn and Alfred Tinger

$100 – $249
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bantham, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Barry
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Brasitus
Matthew Brundage
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Church
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Crissman
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Dillingham
Mr. Arnold Drogen
Mr. and Mrs. Avram Edidin
Mr. Howard N. Elliott and Mrs. Eileen Elliott
Kelly Farnan and Carley Farnan Marbot
Mr. Anthony W. George and Ms. Susan M. Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Graig-Tiso
Mr. and Mrs. James Hill
Brad Horn
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Kenyon
Dr. Bruce Kramer and Dr. Laura Kilty
Dr. and Mrs. August Leinhart
Tim and Alison Lord
Christina Milliman
Ms. Mary Ann Oliver
Mr. and Mrs. Carl N. Olsson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Neill
Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Raddatz
Mr. Robert Richardson
Mrs. Betty Robinson
Mr. Michael Robinson and Mrs. Sage Mehta
Mr. Nicholas Russell
Mr. John Ryland and Ms. Karen Craig Ryland
Mr. Roland Sanchez and Ms. Mary Gadomski
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scurry
Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Talevi
Ms. Kerrie Tandle
Ruth Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weiss
Mrs. Linda Wilcox and Mr. James Johnson
Ms. Susan T. Witt

Mr. Richard Aborn
Kathleen M. Anderson
Dr. Cathy Andrews
Dr. and Mrs. Peter L. Arquin
Mr. Walter Ashley
Dr. Carol A. Beechy and Ms. Kathryn Boardman
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Berkery
Mr. and Mrs. David Bliss
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Booth, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. William Burdick
Mr. Gary Cassinelli and Mr. Nick Preston
Mr. and Mrs. John Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Daly
David and Megan Dellecese
Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Detweiler
Mr. Frank Doherty
Ms. Margaret Donahue
Mr. and Mrs. Art Dragonetti
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dutcher
Ms. Melanie Fabiano and Mr. Jon McManus
Mr. Timothy Field and Mrs. Jennifer Field
Ms. Eva Fognell
Ms. Diane Gipson
Mr. and Mrs. William Goertemoeller
Mrs. Judith Green
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Harrington
Mr. Michael Hayes and Mrs. Michelle Hayes
Dr. and Mrs. Emery Herman
Patrick Hickey
Mr. John Hodgson and Ms. Sariya Sharp
Mr. and Mrs. Josh Holland
Ms. Ruth E. Hotaling
Mr. George Hovis and Ms. Kim Jastremski
Ms. Laurie Johnson
Mr. Linck Johnson and Ms. Susan Belasco
Dr. William Johnson and Dr. Lisa Johnson
Gretchen and Terry Keister
Anne L. Keith
Mrs. Cynthia Kelleher
Mr. Robert Kent
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kersman
Mr. and Mrs. John Korb
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lesniak
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Leventhal
Mr. Kenneth Madore
Mr. John A. More
Ms. Paulette Morgan and Mr. Bill Howard
Mrs. Alice A. Mosher
Ms. Paula H. Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Opalka
Dr. Preston E. Pierce
Mr. Paul K. Praus and Mrs. Diana S. Praus
Mr. and Mrs. James Rice
Mr. Jeffery Schonberg
Peter J. Severud
Senator and Mrs. James Seward
Pamela Jo Sewell
Sandra Sidey
The Honorable Anne P. Slatin
Ms. Linda Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sommers
Ms. Amy Stack
Ms. JoJo Starbuck and Mr. Jeffrey Gertler
Mr. Edwin Tobin and Mrs. Beverly C. Tobin
Miss Emily C. Travisano
Edward Villella
Mr. Lester Tyler and Ms. Pam Woodrow
Ms. MacKenzie L. Waro
Ms. Ashley Werner
Mrs. Marlene West and Ms. Laurel Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Todd K. West
Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. White
Mrs. Denise Wicks
Mr. Richard Wicks
Drs. Jay G. Williams and Hermine Williams
Mr. Donald E. Wivell and Mrs. Samantha Porter-Wivell
Mr. Robert H. Yunich and Mrs. Joanne J. Yunich



In Honor/In Memoriam

Donors have generously supported The Farmers’ Museum as a way to honor or remember those who are important to them. We are grateful for their thoughtful gifts.

Gifts in honor of:
Mr. and Mrs. Gates Helms Hawn                   Jane Forbes Clark
Patricia Young                                                  Mr. and Mrs. William Goertemoeller

Gifts in memory of:
Howard Curry Ainslie                                      Cooperative Extension Association
Bob Andrews                                                    Dr. Cathy Andrews
Clayton H. Bantham                                        Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bantham, Jr.
Ellery Barnaby                                                  William Barnaby
Tommy Brasitus                                               Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Brasitus
Gary S. Dunbar                                                 Mr. Anthony W. George and Ms. Susan M. Walsh
Robert LaDuke                                                 Mr. Walter Ashley
Elinor Pollock                                                    Dr. Donald Pollock
Ann R. Rath                                                       Dr. and Mrs. Emery Herman
Lillian Schoonover                                           Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Harrington
Dr. Harvey L. Slatin                                          Hon. Anne Pratt Slatin
Edward C. Smith                                              Smith Ford Cooperstown, Inc.
H. William Smith, Jr.                                        Patricia M. & H. William Smith Jr. Foundation
Floyd R. West                                                   Mrs. Marlene West and Ms. Laurel Robinson



Volunteers – 100+ Hours

The museum relies on essential volunteers to assist us on a daily basis and at our large special events. Thank you to all of our volunteers! We appreciate your time, dedication and hard work. A special thank you to the volunteers listed below who each gave over 100 hours of their time in 2017:

Caitlin Baker
Robert Cerny
Barbara Chamberlain
Steve Davis
Clara Edgington
Travis Edgington
Dianne Feury
Christianna Fisk
Julia McCrea
Chuck Newman
Paul Spaulding
Paul Trotta
Deni Wicks