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Papers Please (EIN 83-1227096) is a Washington DC non-profit arts-service organization and Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charitable organization. 100% of contributions to Papers Please are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Papers Please initiatives primarily are funded through these donations, plus relationships with performance hosts and in-kind or financial support from individuals and local institutional partners. Donations are welcome by credit card on-line by clicking this Network for Good link, or by check payable to Papers Please at 3605 Tilden Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. Please contact us or email us for more information.


Contributors have made possible the Two Pianos venue-specific concert events in Philadelphia, Newark, Leipzig and Yonkers;  the Two Pianos Exhibits; creation of Two Pianos color brochures in German and English; printing of event Programs in German and English; and filming/editing of performance Highlights Videos for the Two Pianos Playing for Life YouTube channel.


In-kind expert services helped with Video and Audio tape conversions for our multi-media presentations and  full-length DVDs of the 2019 Rutgers and Untermyer Gardens/Yonkers events.


Donations made possible the publication and distribution (under the Penn Convoy Press imprint) of our creative non-fiction books: A Border Town in Poland: A 20th Century Memoir (2021) and Firebird: The Musical Life and Times of Rebecca Burstein-Arber (2023).


Unique artifacts from Anna Bieler’s Kulturbund membership and her Leipzig Germany Kulturbund Concerts (1934, 1936) were donated by the Levin family to the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), Philadelphia PA. Please click this link to view the online collections catalog entries.



 Event Partners

2018:  The Judische Kulturbund Project, Gail Prensky, Director – Philadelphia

2019:  Ariowitsch Haus, Gisela Kallenbach, Director - Leipzig Germany

2019:  Institute for Jazz Studies, Wayne Winborne, Director - Rutgers University/ Newark NJ

2022:  Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, Stephen Byrns, President - Yonkers, NY


City Hosts

City of Leipzig, Office for International Affairs and Office for Cultural Affairs


Venue Hosts

Premiere Concert; Full Exhibit: Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Settlement Music School – Philadelphia PA

Backstory Concert; Exhibit: Grieg Haus – Leipzig  

Two Pianos Concert; Display case (Leipzig Conservatory Anna Burstein/Halina Neuman Admissions, Graduation records)

Two Pianos Concert,  Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” - Leipzig

Two Pianos Concert; Full Exhibit: Paul Robeson Center – Rutgers University/ Newark

Two Pianos Concert: Untermyer Gardens Conservancy – Yonkers NY


Corporate Sponsors

Philadelphia: Hyatt Corporation, Parkway Corporation

Leipzig: Europische Stiftung der Rahn Dittrich Group; KSW Immobilien; Reinwald GmbH; Marriott Corporation

Newark: Yamaha Artist Services



Philadelphia: Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH)

Leipzig: Synagoge und Begegnungszentrum [Community Center] e.V.

Newark: Ahavas Sholom Synagogue


In-Kind Support

Video/Audio: Gail Prensky

DVD: Stuart Schnitzer





$7,500 - $24,999 - Benefactors 

Lori Grifa and Edward Hoffman

Ann and Ken Hoffman

Nora Jean and Michael Levin


$2,500 - $7,499 - Patrons

Gail Chesler

Margot K. Jones

Paris Singer


$500 - $2,499 - Donors

Andrew Levin

Phyllis and Michael Levy

Hon. Andrew Maguire

Igor Mizine

Jane and Salomon Suwalsky


$25 - $499 – Supporters

Frances Baronowitz

Stu Berman

Jeri and Steve Bier

Charitable Flex Fund

Miriam and Aaron Cohen

Nancy Colodny

Christine Danser

Harriet Derman

Jeffrey Epstein

Susan Glazer

Howard Gleckman

Gail Gordon

Stephanie Haftel

Charles Haniford

Jill Harris

Sandra Herbert

Bettina Hoerlin

Andrew Hoffman

Edward Hutman

Cynthia Kelly

Eugene Libman

Eliot N. Mag

Frederick and Suzanne Miller

Eugene Mizine

Toby Needler

Mimi Pollack

Michelle Portnoff

Pro Piano 

Aaron Schneider

Susan Schneider

Sara Schoo

Harold Schwartz

Seth Shulman

Carol Solotoff

Bob and Lisa Suvalsky

Thomas Toronto

Joan and Steve Trachtenberg

Renee Zuritsky

Five Anonymous gifts

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