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 because of 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. 



Make a donation in Barbara N. Wien's Memory
Checks payable to SBF-Barbara N. Wien Fund can be mailed to
Staller Center for the Arts | 2032 Staller Center | Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

631-632-2787 |