David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

2 May 2013

The 31st annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon

The 31st annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, was held yesterday in a tent set up in the Conservatory Garden. Known as the Hat Luncheon, this festive affair is a major fundraiser for the Women's Committee. Their funds go mainly toward maintenance of the Park. They raised a record $3.3 million yesterday. Jenny and John Paulson were honored from the Paulson's pledge of $100 millioin to the Conservancy. There were 1300 guests, a record number. It is the most popular and sought after ticket on the Spring luncheon calendar in New York.


Kamie Lightburn and Alison Minton.