Education Legacy Fund

American Society of Interior Designers
NY Metro Chapter

ELF has awarded over 60 scholarships to outstanding students, pursing a course of study in the field of interior design, from the 5 Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) recognized programs in the New York Metropolitan area since 1998.  With your help, the work of the foundation will continue to flourish.

ELF’s founder, Edith Greenwood, ASID, traced the idea of ELF to January 22, 1992, the date of the death of Elsie Mae Gross, whose phenomenal record of service inspired the questions:

How can we keep alive the example of our most dedicated predecessors?
How can we invoke the stars of our past to light the way for the design professionals who will follow us?

It was in response to these questions that a group of like minded ASID members caused Education Legacy Fund to be founded.

The purposes of ELF are:

  1. To establish and provide scholarships to outstanding students engaged in a course of study in the field of Interior Design.
  2. To offer grants for research in the field of Interior Design, pertaining to health, safety, the environment and to benefit educators in the field of Interior Design.
  3. To honor the contributions of design colleagues.


ELF is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) foundation chartered in New York State and fully tax exempt by the IRS to the full extent of the law.







Alma Nugent, CID, ASID
Nugent Designs, Inc.
103 East 125th Street
Suite 608
New York, NY 10035
212-996-6582 fax
Madeline P. Ravett, ASID
Interior Design Consultants
444 East 82nd Street Suite 27B
New York, NY 10075
212  249 3216
212  249 3174 (fax)
Louise Rosenfeld, ASID
Arrangements Inc.
301 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, NY  10514
914.238.9776 fax

Esther Sadowsky, Allied Member ASID
Charm & Whimsy
244 East 33rd Street Suite 3B
New York, NY  10016
646.707.2177 (cell)
John S. Elmo, FASID, CID
Elmo Design Group, Ltd.
908 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701-1245
914.375.0141 (fax)
Fred Kass, ASID
Interior Spaces
136 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 596-3344
(718) 596-2777 (fax)
Lori Falk, ASID, CID
Individual Design LLC
165 East 89th Street, #2H
New York, NY 10128
(212) 410-6397










Committee Chair:

Lorrie Lieber, ASID
221 East 78 Street 6G
New York, NY 10075
(212) 535-8091
(212) 988-5065 (fax)

Committee Members:
Marvin Brill, IP ASID
Stark Carpet Inc.
979 Third Ave
New York, NY 10022
212.752-9000 x569
212. 752 1494

Ruth M. Divack, Allied Member ASID
Ruth M. Divack Interiors
166-25 Powells Cove Blvd
Beechhurst, NY 11357
(718) 357-2030
(718) 357-1019 fax
William Spink, Allied Member ASID
16 Chittenden Avenue
New York, NY 10033-1127
212 543 2144
212 543 1273 (fax)

Virginia Tesi, Allied Member ASID
Virginia Tesi Interior Design, Inc.
401 East 80th Street  Suite 19K
New York, NY  10075
212.214.0838 (fax)


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