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 Department.
Partner and work 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.
Oversee Women’s Committee standing committees including:
- Tree Trust
- Perimeter Association
- Playground Partners
- Women’s Committee Membership program
- Tulips and Daffodils fundraising program
- Olmsted Visionaries Planned Giving program
- Conservancy Docents program
Oversees Women's Committee Special Events including:
- The Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon
- The Fall Luncheon
- The Playground Partners Annual Party in Your Playground and Winter Lunch
Supervises the Conservancy's Special Events Department
Ms. Hall supervises the Special Events department, which organizes Autumn in Central Park and Taste of Summer fundraisers as well as numerous dedications and cultivation events.
Oversees Event Planning for the Development Department
Ms. Hall supervises development and cultivation events taking place in the Park including Evening in the Garden, I Heart Central Park, Conservators Garden Party, Marathon Breakfast, and various picnics, tours, and lectures.
Raises vital funds and increases the number of supporters of the Conservancy
Ms. Hall gains supporters through 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 has an extensive background in fundraising and special event planning. Prior to joining the staff at Central Park Conservancy in 2007, she was Executive Director of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering. She also ran her own 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 resides in Connecticut.