Leadership Giving members ensure the Park’s current health and guarantee its future well-being for generations to come.
Our supporters understand that Central Park is crucial to the health of New York City and maintaining its vibrancy is our shared responsibility. These key philanthropic partners help sustain Central Park on a daily basis, providing significant funding through unrestricted gifts of $10,000 or more.
Join our Leadership Giving Circles
Join the Chairman's CircleChairman's Circle members 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.
Join the President's CirclePresident’s Circle members are key partners in helping sustain Central Park on a daily basis, providing significant funding through unrestricted gifts of $10,000 or more.
Message from Betsy Smith, President & CEO
Chairman’s Circle and President’s Circle members understand that Central Park is among New York City’s greatest assets and one of the world’s most important democratic and cultural spaces. It takes a remarkable amount of resources to manage the impact of the Park’s 42 million annual visitors. I am so grateful for the generosity of these dedicated groups of supporters — their partnership is vital to the work we do every day.
Leadership Giving Circle Benefits
Private tour of Central Park
Invitations to member-only Central Park events
Behind-the-scenes tours of newly restored Park landscapes with Conservancy president and landscape architects
Invitation to Shakespeare in the Park and pre-performance cocktail receptions
Invitation to the New York Philharmonic’s Concert in the Park with VIP seating and pre-performance cocktail reception
Access to the Patron's Desk, a concierge service designed to help you enjoy the best of Central Park. Staff will assist you with premium tickets or VIP seating for performances and special events taking place in the Park. They will also arrange opportunities to meet with staff experts in landscape architecture, gardening, horticulture, and the history of Central Park.
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE EVENTS
Celebrate Spring Tours
April 25 and May 2, 2023
Celebrate Spring Tour and Reception
April 26, 2023
Taste of Summer
June 7, 2023
Ticketed benefit event
New York Philharmonic with Pre-Performance Reception
June 14, 2023
Conservatory Garden Party
June 27, 2023
Shakespeare in the Park with Pre-Performance Receptions
July 18 and August 2, 2023
CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE EVENTS
Includes invitations to all President’s Circle events, plus:
Central Park in Construction: Renovation Tour of the Chess & Checkers House
April 4, 2023
Chairman’s Circle Starlight Dinner
May 22, 2023
We hope you will join us for some of our virtual events this spring! Invitations will be sent via email.
Introduction to the Central Park Climate Lab
March 2, 2023
Virtual Member Programs led by Conservancy Guides
To learn more about our Leadership Giving Circles, please contact Mary Van de Graaf at 212.310.6608 or [email protected].