Photo: William Michael Fredericks

Our most generous friends have come together to form the Founder’s Circle, in honor of the Design Trust for Public Space’s founder Andrea Woodner, and in support of her vision of a vibrant public realm and a better city.

Members’ contributions help the Design Trust build a capital fund to seed new projects, capturing momentum and enthusiasm for critical issues. As our invaluable partner, the Founder’s Circle provides a foundation of financial support for the Design Trust’s lasting work on the future of public space in New York City.

By joining the Founder's Circle, you will become part of a dedicated philanthropic community. Benefits include an invitation to an intimate, annual dinner with influential figures in design, architecture, and civic leadership, prominent recognition on our materials, and advance copies of Design Trust publications

Talk to Alisa about joining and membership benefits.

2024 Founder's Circle Members

  • Andrea Woodner, Chair and Founder
  • Agnes Gund
  • Kitty Hawks
  • Alexandra and Paul Herzan
  • Claire Weisz FAIA

Most importantly, by joining the Founder’s Circle, you signal your support of the Design Trust for Public Space’s role as New York’s preeminent, essential catalyst for design innovation.