The National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy was founded in 2005 as the official 501(c)3 nonprofit partner of the National Park Service’s 22 sites on New York Harbor. In our first decade, we have raised over $15 million to support initiatives in our historic sites and recreation areas.
At our monuments and memorials, we have conserved historic collections, reopened to the public icons such as the Statue of Liberty and Hamilton Grange and supported restoration efforts at Federal Hall including preserving the iconic statue of George Washington.
Across Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, we have connected local communities to their recreation areas, through free kayak and camping programs.
We have also raised awareness of our sites collectively through interpretive harbor tours reaching close to one million visitors and a web information portal, that serves over a quarter of a million people annually.
Chair & Co-Founder
President & Co-Founder
Patsy Glazer (Secretary)
Matthew Hayford (Treasurer)
Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
CEO, Tonio Burgos and Associates Inc.
Founder & Managing Partner, Waterfront Companies
Senior Government Affairs Representative, Williams
Senior Family Advisor, Eaton Vance Investment Counsel
General Manager, News Services, The New York Times
President, Market Group Americas, Philips Lighting
Author, The Experience of Place and In Motion
Elsie McCabe Thompson
President, New York City Mission Society
President, United Federation of Teachers
Chief Marketing Officer, New York Wheel
Senior Vice President, Marketing for Empire Outlets
Director, First Federal Congress Project
Co-editor, The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress et. al.
Chief Historian, The United States Capitol Historical Society
Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University
Visiting Scholar, Wagner School of Public Service, New York University
Kenneth T. Jackson
Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University
Author and Urban Affairs Correspondent, The New York Times
Hon. William Bradley
Hon. Mack Mattingly
Hon. George Allen
Hon. Saxby Chambliss
Hon. Lincoln Chafee
Hon. Alfonse D’Amato
Hon. Christopher Dodd
Hon. Judd Gregg
Hon. Kay Hagan
Hon. Joseph Lieberman
Hon. Charles Robb
Hon. Rick Santorum
Hon. Robert Torricelli
Hon. James Webb
Hon. Lowell P. Weicker Jr.
President & Co-Founder
As President of the Harbor Conservancy, Marie plays an essential role in defining and implementing its vision for national park sites such as Federal Hall. She has over four decades of experience in nonprofit fundraising and has produced multi-faceted campaigns for New York’s cultural, literary and educational institutions, including The New York Public Library, Thirteen/WNET, New York Magazine and NYC 100: Greater New York Centennial Celebration.
Renee, in her role as Program Director for the Harbor Conservancy, oversees implementation of its public programs as well as its planning and restoration projects. Her prior achievements for Federal Hall include development of its new programmatic concept plan, restoration of the site’s iconic statue of George Washington and cataloguing and digitization of its historic collections.
Rosa is an integral part of the Harbor Conservancy office, supporting the entire project team through a variety of administrative, development, research and communications functions.
Lynn is working to secure creative talent and partnerships for dramatic film and theatrical experiences at Federal Hall. She has previously developed film projects for premium cable channels such as HBO and Sundance Channel.
Event Rentals & Marketing
Laura is developing space rentals and other earned revenue initiatives for Federal Hall. She is a Founder and Managing Partner of Fullhouse Events with over a decade of experience in several industries, including travel and tourism, government, non-profit and event production.
Bonnie is developing a creative arts plan for Federal Hall. Her career working in the arts with cultural institutions spans three decades, most recently as Deputy Director for External Affairs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She is a trustee of several arts organizations including San Francisco Art Institute.
Debora is developing literary arts programs as well as collaborative partnerships with nonprofit literary arts organizations in and beyond New York State for Federal Hall. She is the Founder of Just Buffalo Literary Center, Inc., where she was Artistic Director and Executive Director for over two decades.