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
Chairman'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.
President’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 Breakfast and Self-Guided Tour
April 26, 2022
Celebrate Spring Evening Tour and Reception
April 26, 2022
Reception and Book Signing for Before Central Park by Sara Cedar Miller
May 10, 2022
Taste of Summer
June 8, 2022
New York Philharmonic with Pre-Performance Reception
June 15, 2022
Conservatory Garden Party
June 28, 2022
Shakespeare in the Park with Pre-Performance Reception
July 12, 2022 and September 8, 2022
CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE EVENTS
Includes invitations to all President’s Circle events, plus:
Behind-the-Scenes Walkthrough of the Harlem Meer Center Site
March 18, 2022
Windows on the Park: Reception at the home of Michel and Caroline Zaleski
April 21, 2022