In memory of our Trustee Emeritus, Mary Kaplan, we invite you to share remembrances below.
Mary Ellen Kaplan
January 3, 1936 – November 18, 2021
Mary Ellen Kaplan died on Thursday, 18 November. A lifelong resident of New York City, she was active in and a supporter of efforts for literature, unique literary journals and, particularly, poetry. She was a founder and major supporter of Poet’s House at 10 River Terrace, NYC and housing for poets and writers.
Mary was a great friend to arts and artists in New York and around the world. She was a trustee and contributor to the Saint Gardens Memorial in Cornish, NH for nearly thirty years and a long-standing supporter of NYC’s Ensemble Studio Theatre. She was a strong protector of the environement and supporter of artists and writers.
She was a trustee of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, founded by her father Jacob M. Kaplan. She is survived by many friends, and by her siblings, Elizabeth Fonseca and Joan K. Davidson. Her brother, architect Richard M. Kaplan, predeceased her, in 2016.