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
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
What It Takes to Run the Conservancy: Open House at the New Conservancy Office, 717 Fifth Avenue
Annual Skating Party
February 5, 2024
CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE EVENTS
Includes invitations to all President’s Circle events, plus:
Holiday Celebration, Hosted by Board Chair Tom Kempner & Kitty Patterson Kempner
December 6, 2023
We hope you will join us for some of our virtual events this spring! 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.