Seymour and Marita Lichtenstein

NET WORTH: Unknown


FUNDING AREAS: Human Services, Arts & Culture, Education & Youth, Health

OVERVIEW: Seymour Lichtenstein and family move philanthropy through the Lichtenstein Foundation, which has given away a few hundred thousand dollars annually of late. Via their foundation, the Lichtensteins support causes like human services, justice, and the arts.

BACKGROUND: Seymour Lichtenstein joined Garan when it was founded and became president and CEO in 1965. Garan Inc., is a global manufacturer and importer of branded and private label apparel, mainly newborn, infants', toddlers', girls', boys', men's, and women's, with over 4,000 employees worldwide.


HUMAN SERVICES & HEALTH: The Lichtensteins have supported places like City Harvest, Food Bank for NYC, Hospice of the Valley, Southern Poverty Law Center, Physicians for Reproductive Health, Coalition for the Homeless, ACLU, and Innocence Project. Justice organizations appear important for this funder.

ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees have included The Met, The Frick, MoMA, Newseum, and New York Botanical Garden.

EDUCATION & YOUTH: The family have also supported places like The Dalton School, Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, and St. John’s University.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect nonagenarian Lichtenstein and family to continue to support their established interest areas.


The Lichtenstein Foundation accepts letters at the address below:

The Lichtenstein Foundation
791 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021