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.
Prospect Park is property of the City of New York and under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks & Recreation. It is managed in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance.
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