Charity ReviewIssued: May 2015 Expires: May 2017
Central Park Conservancy
Standards for Charity Accountability
Central Park Conservancy meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of present and future generations. The Conservancy aspires to build a great organization that sets standards and spreads the principles of world-class park management - emphasizing environmental excellence - to improve the quality of open space for the enjoyment of all New Yorkers. The Conservancy is committed to sustaining this operating model to provide a legacy for future generations of Central Park users.
Incorporated: 1980 in NY
Conservancy public programs take advantage of the invaluable resources in Central Park, each year providing education, recreation and volunteer programs that serve children, teenagers, adults, families, community organizations and schools. In addition, the Conservancy provides visitor services at the six centers in the Park: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, Belvedere Castle, Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop, Chess & Checkers House and Tavern on the Green Visitor Center & Gift Shop, as well as at the North Meadow Recreation Center.
Board Chair: Thomas Kempner
CEO: Douglas Blonsky Compensation:* $624,731
Board Size: 48
Staff: 366* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 18.36%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Central Park Conservancy Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Monday, June 30, 2014.
Expenses by Classification: Yes
Breakdown for Program Services: Yes
Multiple Program Activity: Yes
Breakdown for each Program: Yes
Breakdown for Fund Raising: Yes
Breakdown for Admin: Yes
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