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The Women's Committee is a group of dynamic women who are dedicated to the beautification and preservation of Central Park. Founded in 1983 by four visionary women, the Women's Committee has been instrumental in increasing awareness and raising funds for many Park projects including the reconstruction of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, the renovation of Safari Playground, and recreation of the urns at Bow Bridge. The Women's Committee raises 15 percent of Central Park Conservancy's $67 million annual, Park-wide budget.

The Women’s Committee is proud to host four of New York’s premier charitable events: the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, the Fall Luncheon, the Annual Family Party in Heckscher Playground, and the Playground Partners Winter Luncheon. With a membership of over 800, the Committee is responsible for the operation of many Park-wide programs including Adopt-A-Bench, Tree Trust, Playground Partners, Tulips and Daffodils, Perimeter Association, and Conservancy Docents.

The Women’s Committee houses two membership programs. One is the eponymous Women’s Committee Membership, and the other is our Playground Partners group, designed for families with children ages 10 and under. Click on the links below for more information or to join today.

For further information, please call 212.310.6675 or e-mail wcommittee@centralparknyc.org.


Playground Partners Membership
Designed for families with children ages 10 and under



Alexia Kondylis Leuschen

Alexia Kondylis Leuschen was elected President of the Women’s Committee on June 5, 2018 for a two-year term. Alexia was raised in New York and attended Trinity School. She has been an active participant of the Women’s Committee since 2011 and became a member of the Women’s Committee Board in 2014.

She has held the roles of Executive Vice President and Vice President prior to her current role. Alexia was a member of the Women’s Committee 35th Anniversary Committee which helped to raise funds for the restoration of Conservatory Garden and served as Co-Chair of the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon in both 2014 and 2015.

In addition to the Women’s Committee, Alexia sits on the Board of Village Health Works in Burundi and on the Visiting Committee of European Sculpture & Decorative Arts. Alexia attended Rhode Island School of Design for a BFA in Fine Arts and founded and ran an interior design company based in Manhattan for ten years.

Alexia lives in New York City with her husband and two children.