Junior Business Council

The Lincoln Center Business Council launched the Junior Business Council with the goal of engaging the next generation of business leaders and creating valuable networking opportunities. The men and women comprising the Junior Business Council are professionals and performing arts enthusiasts under the age of 40 who are focused on raising awareness of the power of the arts as an economic and cultural force.


Eric Blair-Joannou

WMR Studio

Elizabeth A. Sullivan

Merrill Lynch


  • Michael J. Crooke
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Hillary Mazanec
    Davidson Kempner Capital Management, LLC
  • Allison Muth
    Alston & Bird LLP
  • Andrew Schrichte
    Gramercy Property Trust
  • David Yunbo Shim
    Alix Partners
  • Tina Tang
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Timothy Wang
    Lightyear Capital

Membership Expectations


A $5,000 contribution is requested for participation, $2,000 of which can be in the form of ticket sales or sponsorships for council events .


Attendance is required at meetings held three times a year to discuss strategy development and implementation.


Members maintain a functional pipeline and create sponsorship introductions.


Raise unrestricted funds for 10 world-class performing arts organizations at Lincoln Center.

Membership Benefits


Opportunity to be meet and work with a mentor from the Lincoln Center Business Council


Listing in the Annual Report and Playbill

Special Invitations

Special Invitations Invitations to Corporate Fund donor events

Concierge Services

Use of the Concierge Services, Lincoln Center’s VIP ticketing desk

Many More Benefits

Other benefits commensurate with gift level, as detailed in Member Benefits

Annual Events

Spring Networking Event: A Little Light Music and More

This annual event featuring music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres is hosted by the Lincoln Center Business Council, designed to create a corporate networking opportunity in support of Lincoln Center. Hundreds of professionals attend this event to mix, mingle, talk business, and highlight the extraordinary partnership between the business community and Lincoln Center’s exceptional performing arts institutions. For additional information, please contact Michelle Nguyen at 212.671.4683 or [email protected]

Lincoln Center Corporate Fund’s Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament

Join the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund for a day of golf and tennis at one of the area’s most prestigious private clubs. The day will feature a buffet brunch and luncheon, gift bag, team photos, entry to contests, and on-course refreshments. It will be capped off with a cocktail reception, award ceremony, and silent auction. Special guests will join the players to make for a truly memorable experience. To secure your spot, or for more information, please contact Barbara Bell Cook at 212.875.5316 or [email protected]

Lincoln Center Jazz Evening at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

The Lincoln Center Business Council hosts this annual evening of jazz at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, an intimate venue designed to ideally frame the superb live music of Jazz at Lincoln Center. A menu of soulful, down-home flavor with New York flair, seasonal cocktails, and the best in live jazz performed several stories above the expansive vista of Central Park make it a terrific opportunity for client entertainment or a night out for employee appreciation. For additional information, please contact Michelle Nguyen at 212.671.4683 or [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction Council Gala

Each year, Lincoln Center’s Real Estate and Construction Council hosts the RECC Gala, with proceeds benefitting eight of the constituent organizations and the two world-class schools at Lincoln Center. Following a lively (but not lengthy) reception and dinner, guests select priority seating from a roster of performances being offered at Lincoln Center: theater, ballet, orchestra, or jazz. The RECC Gala is an exceptional opportunity to entertain important clients and business associates while supporting the arts at Lincoln Center. For additional information, please contact Kelly McLaughlin at 212-875-5723 or [email protected]

Women’s Leadership Council Fashion Luncheon

Hosted by the Corporate Fund’s Women’s Leadership Council, the annual What’s In/What’s Out Luncheon is regularly sold-out event showcasing the latest fashion and beauty trends for the coming season. The afternoon features seasonal style displays, a presentation by Harper’s Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey on the must-have fashion trends and beauty secrets, and a raffle featuring prizes from our sponsors (which have included such prestigious names as LALIQUE). To secure your table, or for ticket information, please contact Jane Kolb at 212.875.5384 or [email protected]

Alternative Investment Industry Gala

Each Spring, the Corporate Fund hosts its annual Alternative Investment Industry Gala at the Rainbow Room. It was established to engage the alternative capital industry to rally in support of the 10 arts organizations on the Lincoln Center campus. Over 300 guests representing our City’s top investment firms and financial services organizations attend this festive event. Attendees enjoy an evening of amazing food, fun entertainment, dancing, and spectacular views from one of New York City’s most iconic and glamorous landmarks. For additional information, please contact Anissa Graham at 212.875.5432 or [email protected]

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