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 nearly 15 percent of Central Park Conservancy's $58.3 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 Hecksher Playground, and the Playground Partners Winter Luncheon. With a membership of over 1,000, 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.
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The Board of Directors of the Women's Committee of Central Park Conservancy is delighted to have Anne S. Harrison serving as the Women's Committee President beginning in June 2011. A member of the Women's Committee Board since 1994, Anne has shown her devotion to the Park through her involvement in various Women's Committee programs, including the Conservancy Docents, Membership Committee, and the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon. She served as Co-Chairman of the FLO Luncheon four times, and has most recently served on the Executive Committee as the Executive Vice President. Anne's passion for Central Park is shared by her husband, Bill Harrison, who has served as a Trustee of the Central Park Conservancy since 1994. Both originally from North Carolina, they currently live in Connecticut and have two daughters.