Policies


Code of Conduct

The Central Park Conservancy is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct and ethics, and the organization's success is dependent upon the public's trust that Conservancy trustees, officers, employees will conduct business in compliance with applicable laws, using sound judgment, and in an honest and ethical manner. The Central Park Conservancy's Code of Conduct includes guidelines with respect to business ethics, financial accounting and recordkeeping, confidentiality of Conservancy records, anti-harassment, and substance abuse.

Conflict of Interest, Whistleblower and Ethics Policy

Members of the Board of Trustees of the Central Park Conservancy, as well as Conservancy officers and employees, have an affirmative obligation to act at all times in the best interest of the Conservancy. Trustees, officers, and employees are obligated to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and have a fiduciary duty to conduct themselves without conflict to the interests of the Conservancy.

Trustees, officers or other employees have a duty to promptly disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest and any action or suspected action that is illegal, fraudulent, or in violation of any adopted policy, and shall not suffer intimidation, harassment, discrimination or other retaliation for reporting such conduct in good faith.

In the case of any actual or suspected action that is illegal, fraudulent or in violation of Conservancy policy, disclosure shall be promptly made to the Chair of the Board of Trustees or the Chair of the Audit Committee. Issues can also be reported anonymously to an independent third-party vendor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at MyComplianceReport.com or by calling 800.673.0121. Company ID: CPC.

Gift Acceptance Policy

The Central Park Conservancy accepts unrestricted gifts, as well as gifts designated for specific programs and purposes from individuals, corporations, and foundations that fulfill and further the mission of the Conservancy. "Standard Contributions" include cash, publicly traded securities, charitable gift annuities, life insurance and retirement plan beneficiary designations, and matching gifts. "Non-standard Contributions", such as tangible personal property, real estate, closely held securities, remainder interests in property, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, oil, gas and mineral interest, bargain sales, life insurance, closely held securities, and cryptocurrency are subject to review by the Central Park Conservancy's Gift Acceptance Committee prior to acceptance to determine whether (a) accepting the property fulfills the Central Park Conservancy's mission, (b) the property is marketable, (c) there are liabilities associated with the property, and/or (d) the property will generate undesirable tax consequences for the organization.