Dorothy Lichtenstein Gives $1 Million to Stony Brook Southampton’s Graduate Arts Programs

Dorothy Lichtenstein has bestowed one million dollars on Stony Brook Southampton’s Graduate Arts Programs. Lichtenstein is president of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and has been a longtime supporter of the institution. The gift will allow it to move forward on several initiatives including the David Rakoff Studio Theater, additional scholarships, and the launch of a digital filmmaking program. Said Lichtenstein: “This gift reflects my confidence in president [Samuel] Stanley’s leadership and the university’s commitment to excellence in the arts. It also reflects my confidence in the extraordinary leadership of [associate provost] Robert Reeves, who has founded many of these programs and presided over their dramatic growth. The growth has not come at the expense of quality. These programs are among the best of their kind, which is why they have risen to national and international prominence.”