Thanks to the hard work, success, kindness and generosity of Armand Bartos and his wife Celeste, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has managed to make significant expansions to their buildings.
One example was their $100,000 donation in 1990 which went toward the expansion of MIT’s Rotch Library in the school’s architectural building. Nine years later they donated a staggering $1 million, which resulted in the creation of The Celeste and Armand Bartos Visualization Center
Further significant donations include: at the New York Library, both the Celeste Bartos Forum auditorium and $8.5 million for the Celeste and Armand Bartos Education Center. As well there have been contributions to art industries including: MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict, in the Montezuma Castle.