Support Our Efforts 

To commemorate and preserve the legacy of the Syrian colony in New York City

Although major funding has been secured for the art installation, al Qalam: Poets in the Park, we still need to raise at least $200,000 for a conservation fund to preserve the art in perpetuity and to continue our work in commemorating the neighborhood’s history. An anonymous donor has offered to match every gift dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000. Please make a donation and help make this dream a reality. 

WSHS is a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501 (c) (3 )of the Internal Revenue Service and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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Washington Street Historical Society

93 4th Avenue, Box 645

New York, NY 10003

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EIN 46-3951577

NY Charities Bureau Registration Number: 45-36-62

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We Are Grateful to Our Donors

Project Sponsor
Mellon Foundation

Ford Foundation

Francois and Micheline Nader

Violet Jabara Charitable Trust


F. Abdelnour

Jean AbiNader

A. Anderson


G. Arthur

Atlantic Philanthropies

Douglas Banik

Marilee Benson

G. Beyjoun

D. Boyarin

Gail Horany Bashara

(on behalf of Horany/Hourani/Horaney family)

George Calderaro

C. Cirker

O. Cheta

B. Crane

Nicolas E. Choueiri 

R. Dabit

E. Drumsta

Inea Engler

Samir Farra

G. Fine

David Fulcher

Edward Gabriel

Robert Goodhouse

L. Gordon

J. Generale

Emily and Robert Haddad

Naseem Haffar

Paula Hajar

A. Hanel

H. Haydar

Stephen T. Hazam

(in memory of William James Hazam)

Mona and Basem Hishmeh

R. Hijab





Charles Hinkaty 

(in memory of Azeez Hinkaty)

Linda K. Jacobs

George Jalinos

Glen Kalem

Salima Keegan 

(on behalf of the Afifa Karam family)

A. Khandji and M. Scott

Alex Konrad

V. Lowery

Salah Mhamdi

Julee Milham

Ann Miller

Michael Monterastelli

Lili Murad

J. Nackley

G. Norich

L. Norris

L. Offredo-Zreik

Olayan Foundation

M. Pelescak

P. and  R. Pennoyer

Majdi Ramadan

Emily Rosenberg

K. Schwartz

J. Slade

Elizabeth Saylor

K. Tanaka

Peter Tanous

David Tao

Michael Thatcher and Jennifer Zarou-Abraham

D. Ugoretz

J. Ulyatt

Jamie Wernet

C. Whittaker

B. Zeger

Rita Zihenni

Karen Zraick

Institutional Donors