Prospect Park Alliance Honors Doug Steiner at 2017 Gala
On September 23, 2017, Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that takes care of Prospect Park, honored Doug Steiner of Steiner Studios and celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founding at the annual Prospect Park Alliance Gala. The event, which took place in Prospect Park, raised more than $850,000 for the Alliance's work to sustain, restore and advance the Park for the diverse communities that consider it "Brooklyn's Backyard."
Pictured left to right: Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue; Doug Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios
Said Steiner during his remarks, “I love being a Brooklynite… in larger part because of the diversity of brilliant, interesting, creative, progressive and socially conscious people that call Brooklyn home. There is a generosity of spirit, civic pride and feistiness that is uniquely Brooklyn.”
Said Steiner: “Prospect Park is considered Frederick Law Olmsted’s greatest work. Yet thirty years ago, Prospect Park was a poster child of benign neglect. In 1979, there were only 2 million visits. Last year, there were 10 million visits. It’s a playground, a stunning refuge, a backyard and an oasis for everyone. The rebirth of Prospect Park is solely because of the vision and dedication of Prospect Park Alliance: its board, staff and supporters.”
Pictured: Doug Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios at the 2017 Prospect Park Alliance Gala
Pictured: Doug Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios; Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership; Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; Senator Charles Schumer
The Gala, which took place in Prospect Park at Bartel Pritchard Square, welcomed over 400 revelers who enjoyed the musical stylings of DJ Suga Ray, food and drink by Great Performances and floral arrangements by Tinsel & Twine. Live and silent auctions raised a combined total of nearly $175,000.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray spoke at the Gala, praising the Alliance’s contributions, and reminding attendees that their nuptials took place in Prospect Park.
Pictured left to right: Iris Weinshall, Board Chair, Prospect Park Alliance, and Chief Operating Officer, New York Public Library; Mayor Bill de Blasio; First Lady Chirlane McCray; Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue
In addition to the Mayor, many local officials came out to show their support for Prospect Park Alliance, including Senator Chuck Schumer, New York City Council Members Brad Lander and Matthieu Eugene, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Borough Commissioner Marty Maher and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon.
Pictured left to right: Assembly Member Simon; Borough Commissioner Maher; Parks Commissioner Silver; Alliance President Sue Donoghue; Council Member Brad Lander
Pictured left to right: Steve Hindy, Founder, Brooklyn Brewery and Prospect Park Alliance Board Member; Doug Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios
Pictured left to right: Juliet Cullen-Cheung, President, Steiner NYC; Andrew Kimball, Chief Executive, Industry City, and Prospect Park Alliance Board Member; James Milliken, Chancellor, The City University of New York
Pictured left to right: Prospect Park Alliance Board Member Sharon Greenberger, President and Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Greater New York; Kate Levin, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Pictured left to right: Jennifer James, Executive Director of Communications, Government & External Affairs, Medgar Evers College and Rudy Crew, President, Medgar Evers College and Prospect Park Alliance Board Member