Laura W. Hall
Vice President for Development,
Women’s Committee and Special Events
Reporting to the President & CEO and partnering with the other Vice Presidents, Ms. Hall is responsible for the management, strategic planning, financials, marketing, and future growth of the Women’s Committee and the Special Events Departments.
Partners and works closely with the Women’s Committee President, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Committee Chairmen, and Event Volunteers
Ms. Hall provides leadership, support, and guidance to 55 Women’s Committee Board members and over 200 volunteers. She fosters and encourages financial support from these individuals, and promotes the mission and priorities of the Conservancy. The Women’s Committee has raised $167 million over the past 35 years.
Oversees Women’s Committee 11 Standing Committees including:
- Executive Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Presidents’ Council
- Conservancy Docents
- Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon Benefit Committee
- Perimeter Association
- Playground Partners
- Tree Trust
- Tulips and Daffodils fundraising program
Oversees Women’s Committee 35th Anniversary Celebration including:
- Raising $10 million for the restoration of the Conservancy Garden
Oversees Women’s Committee Special Events including:
- The Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon
- The Women’s Committee Fall Luncheon
- The Playground Partners Annual Party in Your Playground, Winter Lunch, and Family Theatre Event
Supervises the Conservancy’s Special Events Department
Ms. Hall oversees the Special Events Department which organizes the Belvedere Ball, the Park to Park Luncheon, and Taste of Summer fundraisers as well as numerous dedications, cultivation events, and public programs such as the Film Festival and Jazz on the Great Hill.
Raises vital funds and increases the number of supporters of the Conservancy
Ms. Hall gains supporters through one-on-one meetings, events, personalized mailings, and social press. She creates a sense of community to encourage prospects to get involved and financially support the Conservancy. She seeks new partnerships with small businesses and corporations.
Ms. Hall serves on the Development Strategy Committee for the Central Park Conservancy Board of Trustees.
Ms. Hall is a nonprofit executive with 30 years of fundraising and special event planning experience. Prior to joining Central Park Conservancy staff in 2007, she was Executive Director of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering. She also ran her own development consulting firm and planned many of New York’s top events.
Ms. Hall was raised in Manhattan where she enjoyed many hours in Central Park. She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and currently lives a block away from the Park.