The Conservancy

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in June 2011. Today, the Conservancy programs Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island, on behalf of the people of New York, and in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Board of Directors
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Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.
Honorary Chair
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Barbara Shattuck Kohn
Chair
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Sally Minard
Vice Chair
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Alison M. von Klemperer
Secretary
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Clark Copelin
Treasurer
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Howard Axel
CEO

ALLISON BINNS

CLARK COPELIN

BARBARA GEORGESCU

PATRICK GONZALES-ROGERS

WILLIAM R. GRIFFITH

MRS. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, JR.

WARREN HOGE

JULIA IRELAND

EDUARDO JANY

PENIEL E. JOSEPH

ALISON VON KLEMPERER

BARBARA SHATTUCK KOHN

JESSICA S. LAPPIN

JIM MCDONOUGH

SALLY MINARD

RICHARD LORENTI

DAVID A. PATERSON

KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL

CHRIS WARD

Emeritus

JAMES S. POLSHEK

JOHN S. DYSON

Founder

WILLIAM J. VANDEN HEUVEL
1930 – 2021

Our Vision

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park, with its public initiatives and meaningful architecture in view of the United Nations, inspires each generation to define and defend President Roosevelt’s commitment to essential human freedoms.

Our Mission

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy programs Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park to the highest standard. As founder of this extraordinary civic space designed by Louis I. Kahn, the Conservancy advances President Roosevelt’s legacy and inspires, educates, and engages the public in the ideals of the Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

Financial Information
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Please review our most recent financial information for a summary of our financial health.

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

 

Donor Highlights
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Thank you to Natural Heritage Trust for their generous support of Between Four Freedoms, by Shaun Leonardo.

About National Heritage Trust:

For over 50 years, the Natural Heritage Trust has worked to preserve New York’s public lands and enhance programs at state parks and historic sites. Our mission is to receive and administer gifts, grants and contributions to further public programs for parks, recreation, cultural, land and water conservation and historic preservation purposes of the State of New York.

About the Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park is the first memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state of New York. Located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City, it is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century.

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