Battery Conservancy, Inc.

aka The Battery Conservancy   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.thebattery.org

Mission

The Battery Conservancy was founded to revitalize New York’s birthplace park and its major landmark, Castle Clinton National Monument. The Conservancy designs, builds, maintains, and activates the historic Battery’s 25-acres of public parkland at the southern tip of Manhattan. In partnership with the City of New York’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service, the Conservancy brings inspired vision and targeted resources to the park. It continues to spearhead the revitalization of the city’s birthplace inspired by an ethos of environmental stewardship, historical authenticity, design excellence, innovative education, and openness to all.

Ruling year info

1994

President & Founder

Ms. Warrie Price

Main address

One Whitehall Street 17th Floor

New York, NY 10004 USA

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EIN

13-3769101

NTEE code info

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Battery Urban Farm

The Battery Urban Farm is an educational farm where New York City’s students, residents, and visitors experience sustainable farming, enjoy tasting organic fresh foods, and learn environmental stewardship. The farm was developed in 2011 by The Battery Conservancy in response to a request for a vegetable garden by eight students from neighboring Millennium High School. From those eight students, we now engage over 7000 students from over 100 schools and community volunteers who annually grow thousands of pounds of vegetables, fruits, herbs, grains, and flowers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Financials

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Battery Conservancy, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Frank Bisignano

Fiserv

Frank Bisignano

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Frederic Rich

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

William Rudin

Rudin Management Company

Warrie Price

The Battery Conservancy

Elizabeth Atwood

Alan Kornberg

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Jill Zucker

McKinsey & Company

Elizabeth Alfano

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Robert Chavez

Hermes of Paris, Inc.

Alina Cho

CBS Sunday Morning

Patrick Jenkins

Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates

Grace Lee

Children First

Elizabeth Lewinsohn

Manhattan Community Board 1

Akilah Rosado

Relay Graduate School of Education

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/22/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.