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CPF 30th Anniversary Gala & Concert

Thursday, September 26, 2019

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

This incredible evening under the stars at the new SummerStage in Central Park raises funds needed to support City Parks Foundation’s free arts, sports, education, and community-building programs held in neighborhood parks throughout NYC.

Please view our official press release here.


Marty Diamond, Head of Global Music, Paradigm Talent Agency

We are thrilled to present Marty Diamond with the 2019 SummerStage Icon Award for his long-standing support for SummerStage and for regularly bringing world-class artists to perform for New York audiences at our SummerStage concerts. Diamond has dedicated his career to advocating for artists across the globe and promoting their creative vision, enriching the international music landscape. As Paradigm’s Head of Global Music, Diamond’s clients include Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Halsey, Lorde, Sia, Janelle Monáe, Sara Bareilles, Liam Gallagher, Bastille, Sigur Rós, Alessia Cara, David Gray, Vance Joy, Charli XCX, Snow Patrol, and Marina. Diamond is the 2019 recipient of the Bobby Brooks Agent of the Year Award, Pollstar’s highest individual distinction.

ING Americas with Gerald Walker, CEO

We are proud to honor ING Americas with Gerald Walker, CEO, with the 2019 People and Parks Award for transforming our green spaces into dynamic and active community assets. For over 15 years, ING Americas has been a major supporter of our free sports and community building programs, keeping our city’s parks active and thriving. In addition to regularly beautifying our local parks across the city, ING has provided much needed funding to ensure that our sports programs remain free and open to youth, helping youngsters stay active and healthy.  As a financial institution, ING believes it can play a role by financing, sharing knowledge and using our influence to address climate change. Under Walker’s leadership, ING has distinguished itself as a leader in sustainable finance.


Sara Bareilles | David Gray | Janelle Monáe



Lisa & David Barse
Bonnie & Steven Beer
Chana & Cliff Chenfeld
Claire Goodman Pellegrini & Rusty Cloud
Lori & David Moore
Jeanne & Bob Savitt
Rebecca & Peter Shapiro
Jean & Raymond Troubh
Louisa & John Troubh
Heather & Jason Ward


Lee Anderson
Greg Bestick
Ellin & Ron Delsener
Matt Galle
Chantal & Jim Glancy
Sam Gores
Jenny Lee & Joe Killian
Anthony Makes
Louis Messina
Scott Metzger
Paul Morris
Ken Weinstein
Jason Weinstock
George White


6:30 PM Cocktails | 7:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Awards Ceremony & Concert
Cocktail Party Attire
Rain or Shine (Tented Venue)


STAR SAPPHIRE TABLE – $50,000: Includes VIP front & center seating for twelve (12) for dinner and concert; VIP Backstage Passes; Recognition from the stage; On-screen recognition during dinner; Star Sapphire listing in printed program.

DIAMOND TABLE – $25,000: Includes premier seating for twelve (12) for dinner and concert; VIP Backstage Passes; On-screen recognition during dinner; Diamond listing in printed program.

PLATINUM TABLE – $15,000: Includes priority seating for ten (10) for dinner and concert; On-screen recognition during dinner; Platinum listing in printed program.

GOLD TICKETS – $10,000: Includes seating for four (4) for dinner and concert; VIP Backstage Passes; On-screen recognition during dinner; Gold listing in printed program.

SILVER TICKETS – $3,000: Includes seating for two (2) for dinner and concert; Silver listing in printed program.

BRONZE TICKET – $1,500: Includes seating for one (1) for dinner and concert.

ON-SCREEN RECOGNITION – $2,000: Please send text and logo as vector file to AThimm@CityParksFoundation.org.

If unable to attend, please consider making a fully tax deductible gift.
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For additional information, please contact Ashley Thimm at 212.360.8185 or Development@CityParksFoundation.org

City Parks Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The estimated value of goods or services provided in return for each guest is $250. Donor Advised Funds may not be used to purchase tickets or tables; please consult your tax advisor.

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