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Randall’s Island Sports Foundation Review

Go Outside And Play! Randall’s Island Park: the great outdoors… where NY goes to play

Fall 2010


Sportime Tennis Center

Fall 2010

World-Class Track & Field Center

Golf Center

Randall’s Island Sports Foundation Review

2 Icahn Stadium world records 9 Acres of wetlands 20

Tennis courts


Go Outside And Play! Randall’s Island Park: the great outdoors… where NY goes to play

Soccer fields

Randall’s Island Park By the Numbers


Baseball, Softball & Little League fields 188 Shrubs planted

80 Golf driving range stations 203 Light poles installed

5,145 Trees 1,500 Vegetable plants in new gardens 15,000 Herbaceous plants added

Welcome to the Great Outdoors


Outdoor Sports & Programs


Outdoor Experiences


Outdoor Events


Getting to the Great Outdoors


Caring for the Great Outdoors


Friends of the Great Outdoors


Providing the Green for the Great Outdoors


Letter from the Mayor & Commissioner

September 2009 Dear Friends of Randall’s Island Park:

For For18 27years, years, the the Randall’s Randall’sIsland IslandSports Sports Foundation Foundation (RISF) (RISF) has has been been an an outstanding outstanding advocate for Randall’s Randall’s Island Park, working working tirelessly tirelessly in in public-private public-private partnership partnership advocate and and guardian guardian for Island Park, with the City of New York to protect, maintain, and develop this wonderful part of our City. In with the City of New York to protect, maintain, and develop this wonderful part of our City. In the years since the foundation’s inception, RISF and the New York City Department of the years since the foundation’s inception, RISF and the New York City Department of Parks Parks & andRecreation Recreationhave havetogether togetherreclaimed reclaimedacres acresofofparkland; parkland;opened openedwaterfront waterfrontaccess accessfor forpublic public use; constructed beautiful new track & field and tennis facilities; and developed scores of around playing use; constructed beautiful new track & field facilities; developed dozens of playing fields fields around the island. the island—and this June, we unveiled a magnificent, 160,000 square-foot tennis center!

Welcome to the Great Outdoors

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Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor City of New York


Adrian Benepe Commissioner Department of Parks and & Recreation Recreation


Letter from Chair Richard J. Davis and President Karen Cohen The Randall’s Island Sports Foundation (RISF) works to preserve and realize the Island’s vast potential, and to bring New Yorkers to the Park to play. After two decades of our stewardship, the Island now offers state-of-the-art sports fields and recreational facilities with expansive shoreline views – the “great outdoors,” right in the middle of New York City. Our May 2010 opening of 60 state-of-the-art playing fields marked an especially significant moment, and completion of nearly every capital goal outlined in the original 1999 Management, Restoration and Development Plan for the Park. The fields round out a comprehensive sports and recreational complex that includes the new 20-court Tennis Center; Icahn Stadium, an IAAFaccredited track & field facility; acres of renovated wetlands; and miles of waterfront pathways. The photos in this Review best tell the story, as the Island beckons New Yorkers of all ages and abilities to come and play. The fields opening celebration brought new fans to the Park – a truly extraordinary roster of world class athletes, exemplifying RISF’s mission and embodying our hopes for this great resource. From the world of tennis, we were honored by Hall of Famer John McEnroe; baseball gave us New York Yankee Mariano Rivera; and soccer offered NY Red Bulls Kevin Goldthwaite, Carlos Mendes and John Wolyniec. They were joined at the podium by Courtney Hall, RISF Trustee and Master of Ceremonies and himself a former San Diego Charger and Super Bowl veteran. Such star power echoes recent accomplishments at Icahn Stadium, where athletes like Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay and Allison Campbell-Brown have brought fans to their feet at the same track where thousands of New York City students regularly compete. The grass has been laid, the courts are open, and the wind is at our backs. As Rivera said of the new complex, “we need these fields for kids. They can now come and play, while staying away from the streets.” He sparked the dreams of all attending: “Maybe this’ll be where a future Met or Yankee comes from one day.” Similarly, McEnroe hopes to provide at Randall’s Island “a balance of world-class tennis and fitness training, along with a New York experience, so maybe our kids will be a little more creative, a little more intense, and will be able to think on their feet a little better, like any New Yorker.”

“We’ve come a long way.” RISF’s Board of Trustees is fortunate to work with a wide range of Park friends and fans to ensure that our children, and our children’s children, can go outside and play. With this Review, we seek to mark a transitional moment in our history, share recent efforts and accomplishments, and express our deep gratitude to all who have supported us along the way.

Richard J. Davis Chair


Karen Cohen President & Founder

Board of Trustees Richard J. Davis Chair Karen D. Cohen President & Founder

Richard B. Gross Secretary & Treasurer

Robert P. Balachandran* Executive Managing Director Cushman & Wakefield Adrian Benepe** Commissioner NYC Parks & Recreation Aimee Boden** Executive Director Randall’s Island Sports Foundation Michael Boxer Partner & Managing Director Ramius LLC Karen D. Cohen** Rodney Cohen Partner Pegasus Capital Advisors

Nancy F. Neff Vice Chair

Jerome L. Goldman Deputy Global Vice Chair Global Executive Board Accounts Ernst & Young

Richard J. Mack CEO North America AREA Property Partners

Justin H. Green Founder & CEO Hays Ventures LLC

Peter J. Madonia Chief Operating Officer The Rockefeller Foundation

Richard B. Gross Co-President & Chief Legal Officer Golden Rich Films, LLC

Nancy F. Neff

Sunil Gulati President US Soccer Federation Courtney C. Hall* Managing Director Hillcrest Venture Partners

Bradford R. Peck Managing Principal Taurus Asset Management Andrew J. Perel Partner Steptoe & Johnson LLP Bimla Picot Elizabeth Sawyer Press

Tori Dauphinot

Carl C. Icahn Chairman Icahn Associates

Richard J. Davis Partner Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gail Icahn Vice President Icahn Associates

Andrea Feirstein Managing Director AKF Consulting Group

Roy A. Judelson Chairman of the Board & CEO Archaio LLC

Hector Gesualdo Executive Director ASPIRA of New York, Inc.

Dean Landis President Entrepreneur Growth Capitol

Susan Danilow

Jerome L. Goldman Vice Chair

Patricia W. Shifke Nanette Smith* Chief of Staff First Deputy Mayor Scott Stringer** Manhattan Borough President Waide Warner Partner Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP *Mayoral Appointee **ex officio

Advisory Board

Honorary Trustees

Dorothy Haimé • Margaret Yates Thorne

Michael R. Bloomberg • David Howe Betsy Barlow Rogers • Thomas W. Strauss Andrew H. Tisch

As of August 2010


Track & Field New York City’s showcase for outdoor track & field stands just as proudly now as it did on opening day in 2005. Icahn Stadium offers remarkable facilities for a wide range of meets, from local events such as the Youth Jamboree to high school competitions like the New York Relays – as well as international events with Olympic stars, like Diamond League’s adidas Grand Prix. The Jesse Owens Track & Field program, which provides free track & field instruction to local children, ensures that New York City will continue to foster the champions of the future.

Outdoor Sports & Programs

Outdoor Sports & Programs

Where NY Goes To Play

Tennis The Sportime at Randall’s Island tennis center offers 20 indoor/outdoor courts, with a choice of Har-Tru clay or Deco-Turf hard court surfaces, and includes a stadium court with seating for 2000 as well as food and beverage service, pro shops, and exercise and locker rooms. Sportime’s World TeamTennis Pro League team, the NY Sportimes, is housed at Randall’s Island, bringing marquee players and legends to the park during the summer months. The John McEnroe Tennis Academy offers worldclass training to young athletes.


he great outdoors is an athlete’s friend – open air is a receptacle for unlimited energy, and in the exchange the athlete is recharged for another play, another day. At Randall’s Island, athletes of all ages benefit from this relationship with the natural world in which we live – running along the Park’s waterfront pathways, stealing second base on one of its many green fields, sprinting on the Icahn Stadium track or racing to net at the Sportime tennis center. RISF has long realized that our primary responsibility is to make the most of this treasured resource.

Golf A refurbished Randall’s Island Golf Center offers an indoor/outdoor twotier driving range with 80 stalls, a 36-hole mini golf course, a short game area with sand bunker and grass tees, laser measured targets, and a upgraded café with free wi-fi.



Jesse Owens Track & Field


’s free youth programming brings children to the Park from CB11 Harlem and CB1 the South Bronx, the Island’s closest neighboring communities, in partnership with the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) and neighborhood communitybased organizations.

The Jesse Owens Track & Field program, in partnership with the New York Road Runners Foundation, is run after school during the fall and spring seasons. Participants from neighboring CBOs are taught skills in high jump, long jump, hurdles, sprinting, long distance running and turbo javelin throwing.

Tennis & Golf

Youth Programs

Summer Camp

Free Tennis and Golf programs are run in partnership with the Sportime Tennis Center and the Randall’s Island Golf Center and instruction is provided free of charge by their professional staff.

The RISF Summer Camp features instruction in softball, soccer, track & field, golf, tennis, horseback riding, volleyball, basketball and dance fitness, as well as courses in conga drums and nature explorations.The camp, which is provided free of charge by RISF to children from local communitybased organizations, is organized on a modular basis, which allows groups to attend as best suits their overall schedule.

Nature Programs Environmental exploration at Randall’s Island takes place especially at 9 acres of restored tidal salt marsh and freshwater wetlands sites. Through the Wetland Stewardship program, local, regional, national and even international visitors – children and adults – are met by RISF staff members and provided with information on the functioning of the wetlands.



Dance programs are run in Icahn Stadium’s fitness studio, which offers mirrored walls, ballet bars and a resilient floor, and instruction is provided free of charge.




Bicycle and pedestrian pathways have been designed to run along the Island’s entire waterfront, providing dedicated non-vehicular access throughout the Park. Many routes have already been constructed, and the remaining pathways are in process and shall soon be complete. These meandering routes – free from cars, trucks and buses – will radically enhance the Island’s experience for strollers, runners, cyclists and anyone traveling to and from the Park’s new fields and facilities.

The Park offers a variety of planted and themed gardens and landscaped areas, all created using native species and sustainable practices. These gardens offer ongoing opportunities for volunteers – corporate and school groups, children and families – to participate in Island stewardship. RISF’s Urban Farm offers guided visits for school groups in partnership with GrowNYC.

Outdoor Experiences

Wildlife The Park hosts a greater variety of wildlife than might be expected in the middle of one of the world’s most populous cities, and with restoration of its natural areas we expect to become home to many more species. The restored salt marsh is attracting migratory and resident wading birds, shorebirds, and waterfowl, in particular providing foraging grounds for the great and snowy egrets and black-crowned and yellowcrowned night herons that nest on South Brother Island, nearby. It also provides habitat for blue crabs, fiddler crabs and ribbed mussels as well as nursery grounds and feeding habitat for finfish and shellfish. The restored freshwater wetlands are providing critical habitat for butterflies and several species of dragonflies and damselflies that require slow-moving water, and habitat for birds such as red-winged blackbirds, marsh wrens, common yellow throats, swamp sparrows and green herons. Reported sightings throughout the Park include pheasants, wild geese, raccoons, red-tailed hawks and rabbits.

Wetlands RISF has restored 9 acres of salt marsh and freshwater wetlands at the Little Hell Gate Inlet and the Bronx Kill. These sites are now filtering nonpoint source pollution and serving as habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife. Through the Wetlands Stewardship program, RISF provides on-site school activities and seeks connections to volunteers who might contribute some time each season to maintaining and preserving these remarkable resources.


Environmental Explorations RISF has worked in the past decade to bring thousands of children to the Island for environmental studies. In 2010, following restoration of 9 acres of salt marsh and freshwater wetlands, the Foundation implemented the new Randall’s Island Wetlands Stewardship program, to provide on-site maintenance, foster volunteer efforts, and increase outreach to and programs for local public school groups. RISF is developing partnerships with local, regional and national environmental advocacy groups to continue to improve the Park’s natural areas and increase local stewardship.


Icahn Stadium Icahn Stadium overlooks the Harlem River Event Site, and shares its remarkable views of the Manhattan shoreline. Opened in 2005 and built to conform to IAAF category 3 certification, Icahn Stadium has brought international outdoor track & field back to New York City. The Stadium offers panoramic spectator viewing as well as indoor facilities including offices, locker rooms, conference rooms, a fitness room and a dance studio. These Stadium amenities also support use of the adjacent artificial turf soccer field, a premier facility with fencing and lighting.

Outdoor Events Under the Big Sky Harlem River Event Site The Harlem River Event Site comprises 28 acres, including a 24-acre irrigated event lawn and a 4-acre production site, with access via the waterfront pathway and ferry dock, and great views of the Manhattan skyline along the East and Harlem Rivers. The site is currently programmed for a range of outdoor sports and entertainment; past events have included Electric Zoo concert (see photo right), Cirque du Soleil touring shows (see photo above left), a Major League Baseball All-Star pre-game celebration , and the Wellness Village for Avon’s annual Walk for a Cure (see photo above right). It also serves as a support site for major track & field meets at Icahn Stadium, such as the adidas Grand Prix and the Nike Human Race.


Sportime at Randall’s Island Tennis Center World TeamTennis is now played under wide open skies at the new Sportime at Randall’s Island tennis center. In July 2009, the NY Sportimes team began competing in the center’s 2000-seat stadium, bringing tennis legends, current stars and fans to the Park. World TeamTennis is an exciting addition to the summer calendar for fans of all ages, and the excellent new facility will especially support youth programs – while bringing international tennis back to New York City, to join the resurgence of track & field as part of a comprehensive sports and recreation complex at Randall’s Island Park.



isitors can access Randall’s Island Park in a number of ways, and a key mission of RISF has been to increase the variety and quality of opportunities. We work especially to plan carefully for improved non-vehicular access to the Park, and to increase public transportation routes and modes. Parking areas have been relocated in favor of greening efforts, condensed, and mostly limited to areas not favorable to natural growth (e.g. under the RFK Bridge spans). By reducing vehicular emissions and nonpoint source pollution, we aim to preserve the remarkable natural resources on the Island as well as protect the health of the surrounding waterways. We are building miles of waterfront bicycle and pedestrian pathways, advocating for increased public transportation, fostering ferry service and other water-based access, and working to improve existing routes to and around the Park. (See Randall’s Island Park Access Guide.)

Getting to the Great Outdoors

Getting to Randall’s Island Park Subway/Bus

Ferry Service

The M35 bus runs to the Park from the NW corner of 125th Street & Lexington Avenue. Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 trains at 125th Street.

Ferry service is available for many major events to our dock on the Harlem River from East 35th Street, East 90th Street, Long Island City and other locations.



All automobile access is via the RFK Bridge, accessible from Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

Designated parking spaces are provided at Icahn Stadium, the Sportime Randall’s Island Tennis Center, the Randall’s Island Golf Center, in the parking lots under the RFK Bridge, at fields #70 and #71, and in pocket parking areas along park pathways in the field complexes.

Pedestrian/Bicycle The 103rd Street Pedestrian Footbridge connects the southern end of Randall’s Island to Manhattan, linking to the East River esplanade and across the FDR to 103rd Street in East Harlem. The Footbridge is now open 24 hours, 7 days a week. All three RFK Bridge spans also include pedestrian access ramps.



The Million Trees of PlaNYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has set the goal of planting 1,000,000 trees through PLaNYC – and as part of this effort RISF is bringing 4,000 new trees to Randall’s Island Park. We are working with corporate and other volunteer groups to plant the trees, in close collaboration with the Parks Department.

Waterfront Restoration The Island’s nearly 5 miles of shoreline is being redesigned, and in 2009 RISF began work on rebuilding and restoring seawall and rip-rap along its entire perimeter. We aim to protect the Park from erosion and solidify its edge to support the new fields and especially the current and upcoming waterfront bicycle and pedestrian routes. Shoring up the water’s edge protects the integrity of the Island and allows for increased and improved access to this unique waterfront.

Caring for the Great Outdoors Preservation Wetlands The Randall’s Island Wetlands Stewardship program enables RISF to care for more than 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands which reduce water pollution and serve as habitat for a range of wildlife species. The Parks Department’s Natural Resources Group works closely with RISF to preserve and maintain these resources, and to bring increased volunteer stewardship to the sites. We are especially interested in increasing the number of “wetlands stewards” among local children – building an awareness of their connection to the natural world, in New York City and beyond.


Volunteer Projects RISF seeks to foster volunteer projects and increase local stewardship. We are working to build a coalition of local community-based organizations, schools, advocacy groups and relevant government agencies, in order to responsibly care for and preserve Randall’s Island Park. By increasing our on-site capacity and expertise, and by strengthening alliances, we hope to welcome an increasing number of interested and dedicated friends and fans to the Island to clear, plant, weed and nurture this natural oasis in the middle of New York City.



n May 19, 2010, RISF held a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate completion of a 3-year, $130 million project to build more than 60 state-ofthe-art athletic fields at Randall’s Island Park. Participating on Field #27 were Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe, NY Yankee Mariano Rivera and NY Red Bulls Kevin Goldthwaite, Carlos Mendes and John Wolyniec. They were joined at the podium by Courtney Hall, RISF Trustee and MC; Richard Davis, RISF Chair; Dennis M. Walcott, NYC Deputy Mayor; Adrian Benepe, NYC Parks Commissioner; Karen Cohen, RISF President and Founder; and Ninoshka Rodriquez, 5th grade student at PS 182 in East Harlem. After a chorus of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” led by the 5th graders, the ribbon was cut, the first pitch was thrown, and the kids took the fields.

Caring for the Great Outdoors Field Construction



ozens of acres of parkland have been reclaimed for public use since RISF’s inception in 1992. Overgrown areas have been cleared and rendered accessible, and waterfront acreage has been reclaimed from institutional use to allow for public pathways. Wetlands have been cleared of construction debris and garbage and restored as natural pollution filtration and wildlife habitat. Dilapidated buildings have been removed to make way for new playing fields, and spans of asphalt have been replaced by waves of green.



areful planning has guided reconfiguration and reopened underutilized corners of the Park. Historically, the Island has played host to a range of institutions necessary to the responsible functioning of a major metropolitan area. By working closely with our neighbors, however, RISF has been able to better manage this overlap of uses, and to maximize the parkland available for public recreation and enjoyment. Together, we can realize the enormous potential of this 480-acre island in the middle of New York City.


Caring for the Great Outdoors Administration & Island Crews The administrative staff of the Park is located in Arsenal West, within the Manhattan Borough offices of the Department of Parks & Recreation, and on Randall’s Island. RISF staff oversees Park planning, administration and finances, acting in partnership with Parks and the City, in communication with the local community, and with the guidance of the RISF Board of Directors.

Arsenal West Staff Aimee Boden, Executive Director & Park Administrator Pinky Keehner, Associate Director Deborah Maher, General Counsel Anne Wilson, Director of Planning & Public Funding Daeman Di Stefano, Director of Finance & Human Resources David Salerno, Manager Concessions & Events Mark Sawh, Finance Associate

Randall’s Island Staff Eric Peterson, Deputy Park Administrator Scott McAuliffe, Principal Park Supervisor Tom Paliswiat, Park Supervisor John Giorgianni, Park Supervisor Louis Vazquez, Sports Director Louis Schlanger, Camp Director Deb Unger, Turf Crew Manager Matthew Mullany, Turf Specialist William Knight, Assistant Turf Crew Manager Phyllis Odessey, Horticulture Crew Manager EunYoung Sebazco, Assistant Horticulture Manager Laurence Vargas, Community Outreach Coordinator Victoria Ruzicka, Natural Areas Manager Christopher Rodriguez, Icahn Stadium Crew Chief

The Icahn Stadium Crew supports all track meets and maintains the stadium and track, and is also responsible for Island-wide maintenance. The Ballfield Crew maintains the infields and clay areas and lines and cleans the sports fields. The Turf Crew maintains the surfaces of the athletic playing fields, both natural sod and artificial turf, and oversees field rotation and red flagging. The Horticulture Crew restores and beautifies the pathways and creates and maintains special gardens, as well as oversees the care of the Park’s salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Horticulture Crew also organizes and coordinates volunteer projects which bring hundreds of students, neighbors and corporate employees to the Park.

These crews work throughout the year to protect and enhance our Park. As our active outdoor sports and recreation space increases, the need to do more – often with less – is enormous. Our staff has risen to this challenge while maintaining a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm, which makes working with this team a pleasure.




Randall’s Island Park

Come Outside and Play:

Building NY's Recreational Outdoors

Letter From The Executive Director


fter years of planning and development, Randall’s Island now extends to all New Yorkers an unprecedented invitation to come and play outdoors – through exploration of the Park’s restored natural areas, entertainment at waterfront venues of all kinds, and sports in worldclass facilities and on dozens of new green fields. RISF has fostered these amazing improvements through the support of a wide range of committed donors, including those on the following pages, to whom we wish to give our sincere thanks. Together, we have built a unique New York City resource, and RISF now seeks to develop responsible and creative stewardship toward the Island’s long-term wellbeing. As we frame out our goals for the coming years, our guiding mission is to better connect and unite the Park’s friends and supporters. We are seeking to diversify the ways in which RISF reaches out, as well as to improve our ability to build on the generosity of those who donate time, funding or other support. We are exploring increased communications and opportunities for volunteerism and service, and we seek to reward such involvement with responsive membership programs, building community and a local sense of ownership. A small but key indicator of this current mission is evident in our 2010 Review: throughout, you will see links provided to the new (and still improving) RISF website as well as to websites of RISF’s partners in stewardship of the Island. The interactive, informative network we hope to create in this document is a step toward a shared and increasingly expansive future. Many thanks, and please stay in touch; this is the fun part.

Aimee Boden Executive Director Randall’s Island Sports Foundation



Contributions • Individual Donors As of June 30, 2010

$10,000+ Karen Cohen Tori Dauphinot Richard J. Davis Jonathan Gray Justin Green Nancy F. Neff

$5,000 – $9,999 Rodney Cohen Jerome L. Goldman Richard B. Gross Roy Judelson Dean Landis Aila Main Bimla Picot Patricia W. Shifke

$2,500 – $4,999 Susan Danilow Peter Madonia Susan Mark

$1,000 – $2,499 Nicole Arnaboldi Carin T. Boris Lynda Braun


William Campbell Geoffrey Clark Marian Davis Scott Diehl Deborah A. Farrington Andrea Feirstein John Golden Kiendl D. Gordon Shaul Greenwald Sunil Gulati Michael Hefter Eric Johnson Michael A. Karsch Ken Kleiner John Klopp Victor Park Brook S. Payner Bradford Peck Andrew J. Perel Brad Reiss Constance Robinson Jeffery Robinson Wendy G. Rockefeller Charles Rosenthal Jane D. Sadaka Ben Schlansky Evan Seigerman Robert Steinman Wolfgang Traber E. Waide Warner Frank Wohl

$500 – $999 Andy D'Amico Elaine Fuld Eric Gribetz Mary Helfet Steven Helfman Carole Hochman Robin Ingraw Judy & Lewis Kramer Becca Davies & Jeremy Kramer Elayne Landis M & L Lawrence Family Trust Susan Leader Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas Lee Gregory Lee Mr. & Mrs. Paul Leff David S. Lefkowitz Nadine & Peter Levy Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Lieber Holly & Jonathan Lipton Ed Lloyd Andrea & Matthew Lustig David S. Mack Aaron R. Marcu Robert Mazur Courtney W. & Michael Monahan Claudia & Douglas Morse Susan Patricof Liz & Jeffrey Peek Michael Petruzzelli Stacy & Massimo Pinelli Homer Robinson Noel Haber & Joel Rudin Anne Hoyt & Arthur Scavone Steven Schott Heather & John Shemilt

Meredith Elson & Matthew Sirovich Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Smith Emanuel Stern Aron Suna Ellen & Stephen J. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. William Ughetta Mr. & Mrs. Robert Van Brugge Mr. & Mrs. Gianluigi Vittadini Eliza Weber Deborah & Marc Weitzen Andrew West Wayne Winnick Katti Yamashita Mr. & Mrs. Rafael Zaklad


Contributions • Individual Donors

$250 – $499 Robert Balachandran Clive Chajet Geoffrey J. Colvin Rich Feldman Michael Gamzon Hector Gesualdo Philip Griffin Michael Hard Greg Heyman Neil Hirsch Robert Horne Alfred Hurley Melissa Karetsky Susan Kingsolver Joyce S. Lee Jayne Lein Lorraine S. Lettieri Daniel Malman Bruce Mosler Jeff Stevenson Hermine Taramona Richard Weinberg


Contributions • Institutional Donors

$100 – $249


Nathan Adler Stephen Berliner Bart Brenin Stephen Chasanoff David Cunningham Richard A. Eisner Alicia Fabe Alexander Farman-Farmaian Marc Freedman Jane Genth James L. Gray Mitchell Helfman Richard Helfman Nevitt N. Jenkins Betty Kang Lloyd KhanerDaniel Lavoie Paul Limmer Ann-Louise Marquez Mark Patricof Stacy Pinelli Jane R. Pope Judy Poss Charles Sawyers Cynthia Scheuer Michael Schumacher Theodore Shen Gerald Smallberg Andrew Solomon Larry Sosnow Noah Stiles Fabio Trabocchi Steven Wacaster

Bloomberg LP Rose Family Foundation The Mount Sinai Medical Center Zog Sports

MEMORIAL GIFTS Randall's Island Park holds a special place in the hearts of many athletes as well as in the hearts of those who simply treasure the great outdoors. Honorary and memorial gifts are received with gratitude and we appreciate the opportunity to work with the donor to identify a meaningful tribute, one which will ensure the wellbeing of the Park for future generations.

$50,000 - $9,999 Helping Hand Foundation Pershing Square Capital

$25,000 - $49,999 Avon Products Foundation Inc. Con Edison Company Icahn Charitable Trust Manhattan Soccer Club Willow Advisors

$10,000 - $24,999 Goldman Sachs Metropolitan New York Rugby Union New York Road Runners Club NIKE The Bay and Paul Foundations Weil, Gotshal and Manges West Side Soccer League Yorkville Youth Athletic Association

$5,000 -$9,999 Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP Bachmann Strauss Family Fund BNP Paribas HDR Daniel Frankfurt The Daniel & Estrellita Family Foundation United Way of NYC

$2,500 - $4,999 NY Rugby Club Soros Fund Charitable Foundation

$1,000 - $2,499 Major League Soccer Marriott International, Inc Rockefeller Foundation Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation Simply Sports Inc. Soccer for Peace Village Lions Rugby

$500 - $999 Horace Mann School LGA Hotel LLC The Joan B. and Richard L. Barovick Family Foundation

$250 - $499 Fordham Prep Spiked Shoe Club Jeff Nerenberg Tennis Academy Marc & Janet Pfeffer Foundation Rasta Returns

$100 - $249 Coogans National Scholastic Sports


Financial Report Statement of Activities Revenues, investment income, and other support

Year ended 12/31/09

Year ended 12/31/08

Total Revenues, Investment Income, and other Support for 2009

Support for sports fields development and Icahn Stadium

Concession and park revenue 49%


Grants and contributions






Fundraising events



In-kind support







Concession and park revenue Investment income

Grants and contributions 20%

In-kind support and investment income 2%

Total revenues, investment

income and other support

Sports fields development and Icahn Stadium 20%

$ 5,310,928

Fundraising events 9%

$ 6,295,142


Total Expenses for 2009 Maintenance and improvement of parkland, youth and education programs, sports fields development and Icahn Stadium 79%

Maintenance and improvement of parkland, youth and education programs, and sports fields d l development and d IIcahn h stadium di


3 943 280 3,943,280


55,117,239 117 239

Management and general



Fundraising and related expenses



Total expenses

$ 4,981,264

$ 5,984,742

Change in Net Assets



Net Assets at Beginning of Year

$ 3,970,571

$ 3,660,171

Net Assets at End of Year

$ 4,300,235

$ 3,970,571



Special thanks to our Randall’s Island Park photographers: Fundraising and related expenses 13%

Management and general 8%

NOTES The financial information in this report was derived from the Foundation's audited financial statements. These are available upon request by writing to the Foundation at: 24 West 61st Street, 4th Floor, Attention: Daeman Di Stefano, New York, NY 10023 or the NYS Charities Bureau at 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. The Foundation’s staff works to secure and manage a variety of capital funds from government agencies and private sources for the restoration and development of Randall s Island. The capital funds which are a result of this significant investment in time and resources are not reflected in this financial report. Capital improvements Randall’s developed through public funding secured by the Foundation are ongoing, and include waterfront pathways, environmental restoration, seawall reconstruction, infrastructure and access improvements, and sports fields development.


Fernand Brunschwig Tom Paliswiat Lauren Primerano Victoria Ruzicka Laurence Vargas

“Randall’s Island Park… where NY goes to play” Randall's Island Sports Foundation 24 West 61st Street, 4th floor New York, NY 10023