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Take a Leadership Role in One of NYC’s Premiere Green Spaces 

The Hudson River Park Friends Development Committee is a group of influential and energetic community members whose work is critical to the success of HRPK Friends’ fundraising strategy. This committee helps generate new fundraising concepts and oversees fundraising efforts, including helping with our events, campaigns, and initiatives. It is made up of both Board Members and Non-Board Members who are also a key part of connecting HRPK Friends with new audiences. 

Development Committee members are important partners in helping sustain Hudson River Park on a daily basis, providing or securing significant funding through unrestricted gifts of $10,000 or more. This growing and evolving committee also spearheads the Spring Drop Top BBQ at Classic Car Club Manhattan (Pier 76 in Hudson River Park), an annual event that raises funds to help keep the Park beautiful, safe, green, clean and growing.

Interested in learning more? Please reach out to Toby Pearce, Chief Development Officer at

Member Benefits

  •         Make a real difference
  •         Develop your own leadership skills by learning from your peers
  •         Establish and grow your network
  •         Boost Your public profile
  •         Participate in select Park volunteer, cultivation, and fundraising events

Development Committee Members

Stefania Bethlen, Development Committee Co-Chair
Head of Corporate Access, Peel Hunt LLP

Greg Wasserman, Development Committee Co-Chair† Head of Climate Innovation Fund, Wellington Management

David Amsterdam†
President, Capital Markets and Northeast Region, Colliers International

Lauren Tsuchiya Brooten
Headquarters Manager of Philanthropy, Turner Construction Company Foundation

Cathy Blaney†
Partnership Development, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Heather Dietrick
CEO, The Daily Beast

Douglas B. Heitner†
Chief Legal Officer, iStar

Neil V. King III
Vice Chairman, CBRE’s Advisory and Transaction Services Group (NY)

Jean Kogut
Finance Consultant

Scott M. Lawin†
Founder and Chairman, Parametric LP
Vice Chair, Hudson River Park Friends Board of Directors
Patrick Mattson
Managing Director - Real Estate, KKR

Vinay Menda
Founder and Managing Partner, Reshape

Justin Sadrian†
Partner and Managing Director, Warburg Pincus, LLC
Vice Chair, Hudson River Park Friends Board of Directors

Brian Rowland
Venture Capital / Structure Credit, Renn Global Management

Jarred Snyder
Co-Founder, Fanthropic

Martha Stewart†
Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Diana L. Taylor†
Vice Chair, Solera Capital LLC
Chair, Hudson River Park Trust Board of Directors

Mark Van Zandt†
Partner, GreenOak Real Estate Advisors

Daniel J. Williams†
Managing Director, Citi Private Bank

Madelyn Wils

† Member of Hudson River Park Friends Board of Directors