In this dual appointment by Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks, Sue Donoghue is responsible for setting the vision and overall strategy for Prospect Park, Brooklyn's flagship, 585-acre park.
Sue leads a workforce of 200 Alliance and NYC Parks staff in the day-to-day operations of the park. As President of the Alliance, the non-profit organization that plays a critical role in park management, Sue oversees fundraising and revenue-generating activities that provide $11 million in general operating support for the park each year. Since her appointment in 2014, she has been responsible for raising over $50 million for capital improvements in the park, including the current restoration of the Flatbush Avenue perimeter. Sue also led the development of a comprehensive strategic plan for the Alliance, establishing the framework for continued innovation and success.
Prior to her appointment, Sue served as a Senior Advisor and Assistant Commissioner at NYC Parks, where she played a leadership role in PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg's blueprint for enhancing the city's sustainability. Sue earned a Master's in Public Administration from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. She is a neighborhood resident, and she and her husband and three children avidly enjoy Prospect Park as part of their daily life.
Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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