This dedicated group of supporters are the life-blood of Central Park, providing a significant portion of the Conservancy's annual funding through unrestricted gifts of $25,000, $50,000, and more.
Message from Thomas L. Kempner, Jr., Chair
The Chairman’s Circle is the philanthropic leadership of the Central Park Conservancy. Members of this extraordinary partnership understand what the Park means to our 42 million annual visitors and to the economic vigor of New York City. I am most grateful to this committed group of Park benefactors whose generosity ensures the current and future well-being of this American treasure.
Chairman's Circle Member Benefits
Private tour with Conservancy President & CEO, Elizabeth W. Smith
Invitation to an exclusive annual holiday party at the home of the Conservancy Chair
Invitation to a private dinner in Central Park, for members at the $50,000 level and above
VIP reserved seating at Shakespeare in the Park and pre-performance cocktails and picnic dinners
Invitations to signature gatherings such as: Conservatory Garden Cocktail Party, New York Philharmonic reception and reserved seating, Skating Party at Wollman Rink, Private behind-the-scenes events featuring Park experts and special guest lecturers
Advanced access to tickets for The Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, the Women’s Committee’s signature annual event
Complimentary tickets for official Central Park tours and programming
CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE MEMBER EVENTS
Central Park in Construction: Tour of the Re-envisioned Harlem Meer Center Site
October 4, 2023
Autumn Amble Tours
October 17 and 19, 2023
Autumn Amble Tour and Reception
October 18, 2023
November 5, 2023
2023 Annual Gala: A Night in the Emerald City
November 15, 2023
Ticketed benefit event
Holiday Celebration, Hosted by Board Chair Tom Kempner & Kitty Patterson Kempner
December 6, 2023
What It Takes to Run the Conservancy: Open House at the New Conservancy Office, 717 Fifth Avenue
Annual Skating Party
February 5, 2024
We hope you will join us for these virtual events! Invitations will be sent via email.
State of the Park Presentation with Betsy Smith, Conservancy President & CEO
January 2024 (via Zoom)
Member Sneak Peek: Virtual Tours Led by Conservancy Guides
Monthly (via Zoom)
Led by expert Central Park Conservancy guides, these exclusive virtual walks will explore Central Park’s iconic landmarks, lush landscapes, and intriguing history.