Amyas Ames (died in 2000) was "an investment banker who devoted half his life to the support of the arts". "He was elected to the board of the New York Philharmonic in 1955, became its president in 1963 and served as chairman from 1970 until 1983. In 1970 he also accepted the appointment as chairman of Lincoln Center, following the retirement of John D. Rockefeller III, and held the position for 10 years." 
His wife was Evelyn Ames.
Resources and articles
- Amyas Ames Is Dead at 93; A Champion of Lincoln Center, NYT, accessed November 17, 2011.