John de Menil (January 4 1904-June 1 1973) was an American businessman, philanthropist, and art patron. He was the founding president of the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) in New York. With his wife,Dominique de Menil, he established the Menil Collection, a free museum designed by Renzo Piano and built in 1986 to preserve and protect their world-class contemporary art collection.
Charles Clore (December 24 1904-July 26 1979) was a British financier, retail and property magnate and philanthropist. He owned, through Sears Holdings, the British Shor Corporation and Lewis's department stores (which included Selfridges), as well as investing heavily in property. He was the father of Vivien Duffield.
Dorothy Schiff (March 11 30 was an owner and then publisher of the New York Post for nearly 40 years . She was a granddaughter of financier Jacob H. She was interested in social services and reform, and was involved in several welfare groups.