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Dec 2020

RPA Annual Report, FY2020

Reflecting on the past year and planning for the region’s recovery and renewal, we can be proud of RPA’s contributions at this critical moment towards a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable society.

A Letter from the Chairman and President

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Health

I’m with RPA: Vanessa Barrios, Senior Associate, State Programs and Advocacy

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The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region was the epicenter of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and RPA is working to ensure it becomes the epicenter of recovery.
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For our nation to return to full physical and economic health, we must treat the underlying conditions that made us so susceptible to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Housing

I’m with RPA: Marcel Negret, Senior Planner

Investing in a diverse mix of housing options for people of all incomes is essential for economic recovery in Connecticut.”

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Transportation

I’m with RPA: Kate Slevin, Senior Vice President, State Programs and Advocacy

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RPA Bikeways Report Simple Map Artboard 1
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Energy, Climate, and Open Space

I’m with RPA: Rob Freudenberg, Vice President, Energy and Environment

Parks are places to play, to escape into nature, and to build mind and muscle. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, parks are more important than ever, and they should be part of every urban neighborhood.”

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RPA In-Person and Online

RPA Events

Benefit3 Event Triboro Event Full Crowd ESA 2 Afua zoom Moses Gates3 NYCHA Report Breakfast October2019 Cisneros Zucotti Award2020 Pew 1 copy Assembly 20 housing Campaign Healthy Regions Second Symposium Protecting Tri State Transit 2 Suburban Remix copy
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Financial Information

Chart 2020 RPA Revenue

Operating Revenue

Revenue
Foundations$1,115,092
Corporations$1,992,467
Individuals$645,697
Government$76,635
Other$18,469
Total Operating Revenue$3,848,360
Endowment revenue
Peter Herman Chair$20,250
Dividends and Capital Gains$102,108
Total Endowment Revenue$122,358
Total Revenue
$3,970,718

Expenses

Operating Expenses
Research$2,808,936
Public Affairs$545,144
Management and General$360,265
Fundraising$774,178
Total Operating Expenses$4,488,523
Net Surplus
-$517,805

Assets and Liability

Total Assets$5,356,626
Total Liability$918,857
Total Net Assets$4,437,769
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FY2020 Donors

(July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)

Donations above $100,000
Bloomberg PhilanthropiesNew York State Health FoundationLaurance S. Rockefeller FundSL Green Management
Durst OrganizationRichard Oram / Fund for the Environment and Urban LifeRXRJennifer Speer
JPB FoundationRobert Wood Johnson FoundationSiegel Family EndowmentSuffolk Construction
$50,000 - $99,999
A Woodner FundCushman WakefieldJPMorgan ChaseRalph C. Wilson Foundation
American ExpressSteve DenningLeidosSidewalk Labs
BlackstoneDeutsche BankLily Auchincloss FoundationRobert K. Steele
Brookfield PropertiesFord FoundationJan Nicholson FundWalentas Foundation
Crown CastlePaul GertnerPrudentialWSP
$25,000 - $49,999
AnonymousEmigrant BankJacobs EngineeringJames Rubin
Audible Energy FoundationJames Capalino AssociatesSiemens
Stephen BeckwithErnst & YoungM&T Charitable FoundationSTV
Elizabeth BelferFairfield County Community FoundationMcKinsey & Co.TIAA/Nuveen
Eugenie BirchFisher BrothersMeridiam InfrastructureUBER
BombardierSarah FittsNew York Community TrustUnited Airlines
Jun ChoiThe F. M. Kirby FoundationNRG IncVerizon
CitigroupThe Fund for New JerseyOrstedVHB
Con Edison FoundationGoldman SachsPNC FoundationVornado Realty
DeloitteGuidehouse PSEGWells Fargo
Michael DrinkardPeter Herman PSEG-LI
Dyson FoundationHNTB CorporationRauch Foundation
Edison PropertiesInterPublicGroupRavenswood Generating Station
$10,000 - $24,999
AECOMLisa DiazLong Island Community FoundationSam Schwartz Engineering
American AirlinesGreater Jamaica Development CorporationMatt Kissner/WileyThe Scherman Foundation
ARUP The Gunk FoundationBen Korman/Lotus Equity GroupMarilyn Taylor
Marcia BatesonDylan HixonNorthwood Investors Jane Veron & Andrew Fieldstein
CBREHollomon Price FoundationOmnispectiveWestfield
Henry CisnerosDavid HuntingtonPAUWeWork
Columbia UniversityHyde & Watson Foundation Jason Post WXY Studio
The Critelli Family FoundationKPF FoundationRudin Management
$5,000 - $9,999
Ashforth PropertiesGHDMathis Pfohl FoundationLarry Rockefeller
Covanta EnergyHargreaves AssocatiesNolan Partners InternationalJonathan Rose Companies
Nancy DouzinasDavid HoffmanNorthwell HealthSkidmore Owings & Merril
George and Amy Klette Newman FoundationLanganPew Charitable Trust
$1,000 - $4,999
Kate AscherMaxine GriffithBryna & Joshua LandesTokumbo & Sheethal Shobowale
AT&TRachel HaotBrenda LevinH. Claude Shostal
BerlinRosenLinda HarrisonJill LernerSiebert Williams Shank & Co.
Cacace Tusch & SantagaHenry and Sammi HatchAdam Meister Susan Solomon & Paul Goldberger
Art ChangHenry Luce FoundationPhilip MilsteinMarian Starr
ConveneBrian HughesSanjay ModyRobert Stromsted
Linda CoxCatherine McVay HughesNancy Owens StudioLuther Tai
Jerome DavisKenneth JacksonLarissa Ortiz/StreetsenseBill Thompson
David EarlsAnaita KasadDaniel RoseTonio Burgos Associates
First Republic BankHope KnightLynne SagalynWoods Bagot
Rosalie GenevroBradley KranzAditya Sanghvi
Government
AmtrakSuffolk County IDANew HavenWaterbury 
Connecticut Department of HousingBridgeportStamford

Board of Directors

Scott Rechler*, Chairman Thomas K. Wright*, President & CEO
Marcia Bateson*, Chair, Advancement CommitteeMatthew S. Kissner*, Vice Chair
Michael J. Cacace, Co-Chair, Connecticut CommitteeHope Knight*, Vice Chair and Co-Chair, Audit & Finance Committee
Jun Choi*, Co-Chair, New Jersey CommitteeJudith Lagano*, Co-Chair, Connecticut Committee
Douglas Durst, Vice ChairJason Post, Chair, Communications Committee
Sarah Fitts*, Co-Chair, Nominating & Governance CommitteeJames Rubin*, Co-Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee
Hon. James J. Florio, Co-Chair, New Jersey CommitteeLynne B. Sagalyn, Co-Chair, New York Committee
David Huntington*, CounselTokumbo Shobowale*, Co-Chair, Audit & Finance Committee
Paul Josephson*, Co-Chair, New Jersey CommitteeAnthony Shorris*, Co-Chair, New York Committee
Rohit Aggarwala*Nick DhimitriKyle KimballElliot Sander
Sol Marie Alfonso-JonesLisa DiazKathleen Knight Aditya Sanghvi
Alix AnfangSusannah DrakeMitch KorbeyJohn Santora
David ArmourBlair DuncanBen KormanSamuel Schwartz
Joseph BarileEva DurstBarry LangerNadir Settles
Stephen BeckwithLeecia EveSue LeePeggy Shepard
Robert Billingsley*Winston FisherJill Lerner*H. Claude Shostal
Eugenie BirchMiguel GamiñoTrent Lethco*Ryan Simonetti
Robert BlumenthalPaul GertnerChristopher LevendosJennifer Skyler
Mark BlumkinPeter GlusMark MarcucciMonica Slater Stokes
Anthony BorelliMaxine Griffith*Andrew MathiasSusan Solomon
Jo Ivey BouffordChristopher HahnJan NicholsonRobert Steel*
Tonio BurgosRachel HaotRichard OramMichael Sweeney
Vincent CassanoRichard HarayHerminia PalacioMarilyn Taylor
Vishaan ChakrabartiLinda HarrisonAngela PinskyReuben Teague
Ali ChaudhryPeter HermanSeth Pinsky*Travis Terry
Henry Cisneros*Dylan HixonClint PlummerRichard Thigpen
Frank CohenKerry HughesJohn PorcariDarryl Towns
Anthony CosciaBrian HughesDavid QuartJane Veron
Craig CovilMary Margaret JonesGregg RechlerPhilippe Visser
Michael CritelliSabrina KannerMichael ReganClaire Weisz
Peter D'ArcyAnaita Kasad*Gerry RosbergKevin Willens
Steven DenningMichael KeenanJanette Sadik-KhanKate Wittels

Board Membership as of December 2020 *Executive Committee Member

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