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 the Conservancy's $58.3 million annual, Park-wide budget.
The Women’s Committee is proud to host three of New York’s premier charitable events: the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, the Fall Luncheon and the Annual Family Party in Hecksher Playground. 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, Daffodils and Tulips Donations, Perimeter Association, and Conservancy Docents.
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The Board of Directors of the Women's Committee of the 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.
One of the oldest examples of cast iron bridges in America, Bridge No. 24 is located near the south gate house of the Reservoir and spans the Bridle Path. It was restored by the Central Park Conservancy in 1989, and again in 2012.