BIG APPLE GREETER INC

New York, NY   |  www.bigapplegreeter.org

Mission

Big Apple Greeter's mission is to enhance New York City's worldwide image and enrich the New York experience by connecting visitors with knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers, many of whom are active seniors. The mission was created to accomplish the following goals: to promote New York City as friendly, inviting, and manageable; to bolster tourism and foster economic development; and to create opportunities for New Yorkers to show pride in their city and to give back to their city.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Ms. Alicia Pierro

Main address

1 Centre Street

New York, NY 10007 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

13-3733413

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Big Apple Greeter

Big Apple Greeter's primary activity is its free Greeter program which connects visitors with volunteers. Greeters accompany business & leisure travelers (individually or in family groups) on informal 2-4 hour explorations of neighborhoods in all five boroughs. Visitors and Greeters are encouraged to venture outside of the usual midtown Manhattan tourist sites - traveling by subway, bus and on foot. The Greeter program intentionally brings visitors and tourism dollars to communities which typically don't benefit from tourism.

Since 1992, Big Apple Greeter's volunteers have welcomed almost 70,000 visitors from all 50 states, 100+ countries and in approximately 22 languages. Big Apple Greeters are New Yorkers of all ages and all walks of life. More than 300 New Yorkers serve as volunteer Greeters, while an additional 35 work in Big Apple Greeter's offices.

In 1993, Big Apple Greeter initiated its Access Program to address the needs of travelers and volunteers with disabilities. It is the only non-profit tourism initiative that intentionally serves travelers with disabilities. In 2002 the Access program began a partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to provide free Greeter services to Make-A-Wish families while they are visiting NYC for their "wish".

In addition to the positive word-of-mouth created by the Greeter program, Big Apple Greeter actively seeks positive media coverage about New York City in local, national, and international markets (travel guides, print, television, radio, and the internet). Big Apple Greeter estimates that it has communicated over 1 billion positive impressions of New York City worldwide.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

BIG APPLE GREETER INC
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

BIG APPLE GREETER INC

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Christopher Boylan

Director, Governmental & Strategic Partnerships, General Contractors Association

Term: 2011 -

Louise Morman

Power Consulting & Executive Coaching

Diane McNulty

Director of Community Affairs, The New York Times

David Rothfeld

Partner, Kane Kessler, P.C.

Douglas Durst

President, The Durst Organization

Christopher Boylan

Director, Governmental & Strategic Partnerships, General Contractors Association

Garrett Bowden

Managing Director, Chesterfield Faring Ltd.

George Lence

President, Nicholas & Lence Communications, LLC

Joel Epstein

Chairman Emeritus, Chairman & CEO, AIG Consumer Finance (Retired)

Alicia Pierro

Executive Director, Big Apple Greeter

Patty Clark

Sr. Advisor to the Aviation Director for External Affairs, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

John Ruzich

President & CEO, The TIMM Group, LLC

Barbara Tomanelli

Executive Assistant to Vice President, MetLife (Retired); Greeter Representative

Stephen Schnall

President, Systems Automation Services, Theater Association Producer

Merrie Davis

President & CEO, Next Act 2 Follow, LLC

Thomas Lewis

President, Transportation Ventures, LLC

Elizabeth Baltz

Chairman Emeritus, Global Business Development & Management

Hon. Melinda Katz

Queens Borough President

Hon. Bill De Blasio

City of New York

Patrick Condren

President, Patcon Associates, Ltd.

Don Eugene

Senior Officer, R.H. Macy & Co., Inc. (Retired); Callydus Group LLC

Peter Kohlmann

Founder, PeKo Creative

Alicia Pierro

Big Apple Greeter, Inc.

Hon. Ruben Diaz

Bronx Borough President

Barbara Bailey

Assistant Director of Communications, Workers of America Local 1180's Retiree Division (Retired)

Kenneth Smith

Partner, Eisner Amper LLP (retired)

Kamal Bhatia

Sr. VP, Oppernheimer Funds

Bennett Brooks

Senior Mediator, Concensus Building Institute, Inc.

Kelly Ann Curtin

Sr. VP, NYC & Co.

Salvatore Esposito

COO, SkyAuction.com

Avik Kabessa

COE, Carmel Car & Limousine Service

Lauren Alperin Meirowitz

VP Sales, Where IN, New York

Carlo Scissura

President, NY Building Congress

Joseph Spinnato

President, Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.

Peter Ward

President, New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council

Markly Wilson

Director, International Marketing, NY State Division of Tourism

Paul Insalaco

Chairman Emeritus, President, BF9 Media

Horace Webb

Chairman Emeritus, Sr. VP Public Affairs, Con Edison (retired)

Hon. Eric Adams

Brooklyn Borough President

Hon. Gale Brewer

Manhattan Borough President

Hon. James Oddo

Staten Island Borough President