She gave to the Metropolitan Opera, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Jewish Museum, The New School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, Swarthmore College, and American Academy in Berlin. She help found the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She is the namesake of the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics at The New School.
- Roberta Smith (October 13, 2002). "Vera G. List, 94, Is Dead; Philanthropist and Collector". The New York Times.
- http://arts.mit.edu/about/council/council-members/[permanent dead link]