New Yorkers for Parks presented two awards before more than 300 at its 2013 Gala on October 10 in Midtown Manhattan. The first award honored New York City's Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency for its bold vision reflecting the importance of open spaces and natural areas in protecting the city. The award was accepted by Daniel Zarrilli, Director of Resiliency in the Office of the Mayor. Mr. Zarrilli was introduced by Michael Northrup, Program Director for Sustainable Development at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The evening's final award was presented to Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs at Citi, in recognition of his distinguished public service and corporate leadership to benefit New York City and its public realm, most recently through his involvement in the Citi Bike program. Mr. Skyler was introduced by Deputy Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway.

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Our thanks to the following individuals and corporations for their generous support of the
2013 Annual Gala:

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Honorary Chairs

Adrian Benepe
Senior Vice President and
Director of City Park Development
The Trust for Public Land

Ann L. Buttenwieser, Ph.D

Alicia Glen
Managing Director and
Head of Urban Investment Group
Goldman Sachs

Michael Grobstein
Chair Emeritus
New Yorkers for Parks

Paul Guenther
Retired President
Paine Webber, Inc.

Hon. Gifford M. Miller

Lynden B. Miller
Board Member and Chair Emeritus
New Yorkers for Parks

Ira M. Millstein
Senior Partner
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Hon. Henry M. Stern
Former Commissioner
NYC Department of Parks
and Recreation

Tupper Thomas
Founding Board Member
City Parks Alliance

Gala Co-Chairs

Bruce Beal
President and General Partner
The Related Companies

Margaret A. Doyle and
Andrew W. Capitman

Catherine Morrison Golden 
Vice Chair
New Yorkers for Parks

Paul R. Gottsegen
Halstead Management Company

Mark Hoenig
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Ron Moelis
Chief Executive Officer
L+M Development Partners

Joel Steinhaus
Chief of Staff, Office of the Chairman

Edward C. Wallace
Co-Managing Shareholder, New York
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Leadership Table 

The Related Companies

Benefactor Table

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
L + M Development Partners

Sponsor Table

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Leucadia National Corporation
Robin & Mark Hoenig
New York University
RLM Finsbury
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust

Patron Table

Artimus Construction
Donald Capoccia
Central Park Conservancy
Con Edison
Margaret Doyle & Andrew W. Capitman
Dunn Development Corp.
The Durst Organization
Carol MacKinnon Fox
Richard Gilder & Lois Chiles
Catherine Morrison Golden
Goldman Sachs
Robert Francis Goldrich
Paul Gottsegen
Suzanne and Phillip C. Handal
Nicholas Lettire, Lettire Construction Corp.
Monadnock Construction, Inc.
Publicis Worldwide
Richman Housing Resources LLC
Robert Francis Goldrich
The May and Samuel Rudin Foundation
Spectra Energy
Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company
Tishman Speyer
Two Trees Management Co.