Visionary Committee

The Friends of Hudson River Park Visionary Committee enlists invested volunteers, spirited fundraisers and strong ambassadors from diverse backgrounds to advocate and raise key funds that help preserve, enhance and complete Hudson River Park to ensure its vibrant future for decades to come.

This Committee was developed to encourage rising professionals and our next generation of influential leaders to become actively involved in the growth and enrichment of Hudson River Park, New York’s Park for Play.


Committee Members have the opportunity to connect with other socially-conscious individuals who are engaged and passionate about supporting the Park and all its recreational, environmental and educational resources. Benefits include:

Networking: Meet and mingle with your peers at hosted events, happy hour receptions and exclusive fundraising celebrations, such as our annual Hudson River Park Games and the Friends Gala after party.

Access: Committee Members are invited to a variety of both professional networking and informal group outings throughout the year, providing behind-the-scenes experiences and opportunities to learn more about the
important work and ongoing development of the Park with Friends Board Members and leadership staff.

Entrepreneurial Opportunity: Members develop creative methods to inspire future generations of leaders to support the Park, and work to raise meaningful contribution funds.

Recognition: Members are listed here our website, on promotional Committee materials and acknowledged at Friends fundraising events.


Visionary Committee Members are asked to share their time, talent and resources to support Friends of Hudson River Park in the following ways:

Financial: Committee Members fulfill an annual contribution of $2,500 — either by gift or through direct fundraising to individual, corporate, foundation or personal networks — with a minimum two-year commitment.

Participation and Attendance: It is requested that members attend either one Committee-led fundraising or networking event annually.

Advocacy and Service: Become involved as strong ambassadors for the Friends mission in such activities as supporting specific community relations projects and advocating to elected officials.


If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact or call 212-757-0981 x724.

Support the Visionary Committee

All donations are 100% tax-deductible.


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Visionary Committee Leadership

Cassie Bellew
Gena Cangeloso
Zac Moseley, Co-Chair
CJ Orr, Co-Chair
Alexander Sakhno
Mark Van Zandt, Board Liaison
Devin Warner

Visionary Committee Members

Karen Griffo Azoulay
Cassie Bellew
Stefania A. Bethlen
Stacey Burt
Gena Cangeloso
Stephen Contino
Lucille Crowley
Nicole DiOrio
Natalie Emerson
Bouchra Ezzahraoui
Grant Frankel
Maya Joseph and Jim Lahey
Caroline Kasper
Greg R. MacDonald
Alli McCartney
Odessa Miller
Zac Moseley
Christine Nebiar
CJ Orr
Julie Russak
Alexander Sakhno
Rema Sayge
Shyam Shankar
Mark Tamburello
Mark Van Zandt
Michael Volpert
Devin Warner
Ryan White