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Development Committee

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

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 an Annual Soirée 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

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

Cathy Blaney†
Partnership Development, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Nicholas Casal
Vice President of Development & Head of Urban Mobility Infrastructure, The Related Companies, L.P.

Joseph Frederick III
VP Product Manager Communications, J.P. Morgan Chase

Douglas B. Heitner†
Chief Legal Officer, iStar

Larry Keigwin†
Artistic Director, KEIGWIN + COMPANY

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

Jean Kogut
Finance Consultant

Scott M. Lawin†
CEO/COO, Candy Digital
Vice Chair, Hudson River Park Friends Board of Directors
Patrick Mattson
Managing Director - Real Estate, KKR

Vinay Menda
Founder and Managing Partner, Reshape

Krista Nickols
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, SERHANT.

David Portnoy
Principal, American Securities

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

Brian Rowland
Chief Financial Officer, Specialty Lending Company LLC

Jarred Snyder
Co-Founder, Fanthropic

Martha Stewart†
Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Daniel J. Williams†
Managing Director, Citi Private Bank

Madelyn Wils

† Member of Hudson River Park Friends Board of Directors