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Central Park Needs You!

Flowers, grass, trees, fountains, benches — and all of the things that make Central Park so magical — require year round funding to remain beautiful. Your generosity helps us do just that!

Special Groups and Committees

Women's Committee

Guests at the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards LuncheonThis passionate group of women is dedicated to the beautification and preservation of Central Park and proudly hosts four of New York's premier charitable events each year.

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Playground Partners

child walking on hippo scultpure at safari playgroundDedicated to maintaining the quality and cleanliness of Central Park's playgrounds, this group raises funds specifically for the Park's 21 playgrounds.

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Young Professionals

Guests at a Greenwards Circle eventThe Greensward Circle is the Conservancy's Network of Young Professionals, a dynamic group that hosts year-round networking and benefit events in support of Central Park. (Ages 21-39)

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Other Ways to Give

Corporate Giving

Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorships elevate your company's brand identity, showcase your commitment to the local community, and provide unique engagement opportunities (including corporate volunteer days) for your employees.

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Planned Giving

Leave a legacy that will last for generations by including the Conservancy in your estate planning. With many options available, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and 401(k) designations, your generosity will have a lasting effect on Central Park.

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Leadership Giving

Members of the Chairman's Circle generously contribute to the Conservancy each year, and their collective investment comprises a significant portion of the annual operating budget. With these visionary gifts, members protect the Conservancy's significant investment in the health of Central Park.

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Volunteer

Share your time and talent, and lend us your green thumb, by joining the volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include: Group Horticultural work (Green Team), Gardener's Assistant, Greeter/Guide, Tour Guide, Paint Team, and Snow Team.

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Marathon

Gain guaranteed entry into the once-in-a-lifetime experience of running the New York City marathon as a member of Team Central Park. Runners receive training support, personal fundraising coaching, and tickets to a viewing party for family members.

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Benefit Events

Party with a purpose at a marquee Conservancy fundraising event. Each Benefit is a memorable evening under the stars in Central Park, where new and old friends come together in support of the Conservancy's mission and ongoing work.

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