It is with heavy hearts that we share with you that our beloved Barbara N. Wien passed away
on Wednesday, November 16. Many of you became very close with Bobbie over the years, as she founded
our Friends of Staller Center program, and
was a pillar of the Staller Center. After 34 years of service,
Bobbie retired from the Staller Center last year, leaving behind a
legacy that will carry on forever.
Bobbie's family has asked us to honor her with donations to the
Barbara N. Wien Arts & Education Fund. This fund was created by
Bobbie and her family in 2005 to support Bobbie's passion for
sharing the arts with children and young adults, and has
helped provide the arts and arts education to thousands of young
people throughout Long Island.
Staller Center has become one of Long Island's leading cultural hubs
Bobbie's passion, commitment and hard work. Beginning as a volunteer in
1979 she formed the Friends of the Fine Arts Center, as Staller
Center was known at that time. Shortly after she was named the
Financial Director of the center as well as the Executive Director
of the Friends, both titles she held until her retirement in 2015.
We will miss her knowledge, friendship, and laughter every day. Her positive spirit and her warm heart has
touched us all so deeply.