Leave a Legacy for WQXR
In Memoriam: Suzanne Glazer
New York Public Radio honors the memory of the late Suzanne M. Glazer, a longtime listener of WQXR who in 2018 left the largest bequest in the station’s history. Suzanne Glazer was an amazing and generous person full of drive and desire. Loved ones called her a force of nature. Always engaging, she could enrich any conversation with her vast knowledge and natural curiosity.
Suzanne’s life was imbued with music and culture. She was an avid WQXR listener, and often attended performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Opera. Her radio was always on and not just in the background – Suzanne was listening and loving every minute of it. Even during her beloved Yankee games, WQXR was the soundtrack!
Suzanne was a pioneer, in many ways, of women’s careers during a time when women in the workplace were met with many challenges. Highly educated and very pro-feminism, Suzanne wasn’t going to allow her gender to stop her from achieving anything she wanted. Starting as a librarian and then moving into children’s book publishing, Suzanne focused on school library marketing and programming. The vast majority of her career was spent at Random House.
Suzanne was very clear for many years prior to her passing that WQXR had a huge impact on her life, and that she wanted to leave a gift specifically for programming at WQXR. A great mentor and friend, she was always looking to expand not only her horizons but those around her as well. Her dream was to enlighten future generations, and because of her generous gift, that dream will become a reality. What a legacy!
"WQXR is simply a part of my everyday life. It's what I turn on first thing every morning. It carries me through my workday. No matter how stressful a day, it keeps me going. It is a constant source of enjoyment all day, every day. Because I want the next generation to enjoy what I have, I became a member of New York Public Radio’s Listeners Legacy Circle."
--PaulaMarie Susi, Listeners Legacy Circle Member
"WNYC clarifies and keeps me up to date with the latest developments in all fields...and WQXR is a constant companion to my mom who is 93. I often find her humming something she has just heard. A cornucopia of informative and entertaining programs, that's why I have included WNYC and WQXR in my estate plans!"
—Madeleine Richard, Listeners Legacy Circle Member
"When we learned the future of WQXR was in doubt my partner of 35 years, Lester Bowman, and I panicked. We were immensely relieved when WQXR became part of the New York Public Radio family, along with WNYC. We knew then that classical music in New York was safe. The station was a godsend of calm and comfort for us when Lester became terminally ill. He passed away in December 2009. In remembrance of Lester, WQXR is in my estate plan so others may benefit from its broadcasting as we have."
—Bill Reader, Listeners Legacy Circle Member