Gregory Boroff was appointed Executive Director of Friends of Hudson River Park in August 2013. Over his twenty year career, Gregory has raised over $200 million for hunger relief and AIDS research organizations including amfAR, Food Bank For New York City, City Harvest and GMHC. In 2012, BizBash magazine named Gregory one of the 66 most innovative people in the event industry.
Gregory oversaw the development of amfAR’s Inspiration series which celebrates men’s fashion in New York City, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro and Paris. He also spearheaded the creation of the Food Bank’s nationally recognized campaigns and events including Mario Batali: Roasted, Battered & Fried; Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival; The Lunchbox Auction; NYC Goes Orange; CANS Film Festival; Time Out For Hunger and Can-Do Awards Dinner.
Gregory serves as a Trustee of the New York Society of Association Executives and as a member of the BizBash Magazine Advisory Council. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Council of Protocol Executives, the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and as Program Dean of the CAE Career Enrichment Committee for the New York Society of Association Executives. He is a proud supporter of New Hope for Cambodian Children and a mentor for the Point Foundation.
Gregory graduated magna cum laude from City College of New York. He and his partner reside in Chelsea with their dachshund and are active users of Hudson River Park.
Director of Development
Toby is a tenacious fundraising, business development and cause-marketing strategist with a nearly 9-year record of achievement and demonstrated success providing fundraising leadership and driving revenue growth. Most notably, Toby has served as the National Development Director, Northeast, at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, where he increased philanthropic support, including contributions by individual donors, major foundations and corporations. He worked closely with the leadership team to build fundraising efforts off the launch of a successful national advertising campaign designed to place at least one college education in every Hispanic American household.
Most recently, Toby offered his consulting services at Hub Culture and Techonomy Media and was responsible for handling relationships with existing and new partners in an effort to grow the company’s business. Toby holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Toby is especially excited to now lend his non-profit management expertise to help grow funds to benefit the Hudson River Park.
Director of Finance and Operations
James offers over 20 years of experience as a business consultant, accountant and financial executive. He has had experience working for Fortune 500 Corporations as well as small to mid-size organizations in diverse industries and not-for-profit businesses. Since 2010, James has been Lead Consultant at D&J Consulting, LLC, providing a wide range of business consulting services.
Formerly at Warner Music Group, James was a Senior Director of Internal Audit and Compliance. Prior to that, he worked at Vivendi, starting as a Controller then promoted to Senior Director of Global Finance. At Sony/BMG he was Manager of Financial Reporting and Manager of Royalty Accounting. He was also the Assistant Controller for Heraeus, Inc. As Accounting Manager at New Community Corporation, James was responsible for the accounting close process.
James received his MBA from Seton Hall University and his BS from Drexel University. He is a member of the New Jersey Networking Group and New Jersey Professionals as well as the Financial Executive Networking Group. He is the Financial Officer and long standing member of a local not-for-profit organization assisting others through micro-credit loans, education and health care.
Communications & Marketing Manager
Ted Gorodetzky comes to Friends of Hudson River Park from a variety of creative communications positions across the nonprofit sector, including with Hudson River Park Trust, with whom he worked during the recent summer programming season.
Through his diverse experience with cultural organizations and freelance clients, Ted has developed an expertise in the direction of compelling and effective creative collateral with an astute strategic eye. As Director of Marketing at The JCC in Manhattan, at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and with myriad entertainment companies, he oversaw numerous, multi-channel promotional campaigns and acted as primary copywriter, editor and designer. Much of his recent work has also often focused on brand strengthening, capitalizing on his bold messaging and innovative audience engagement.
Additionally, Ted brings with him an extensive background in production and entertainment, including more than ten years in the theatre and film industries, and holds a B. F. A. in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is especially happy to lend his instinctively collaborative nature and creative spirit to help grow Friends of Hudson River Park.
Adam joined Friends of Hudson River Park in May of 2013. He brings with him years of development experience from a variety of non-profits throughout the five boroughs. Prior to joining Friends, he worked as the Database Specialist for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Membership and IT Coordinator for the Clinton Global Initiative. He is excited to join Friends to ensure that Hudson River Park becomes sustainable resource for the public to enjoy. Adam received his BS from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn.
Paul joined the Friends of Hudson River Park in 2012. Even prior to working for the Friends, Paul was a regular Park visitor who developed a fondness for the Park during his early morning runs during his first few months living in Manhattan. Paul has worked various positions at several nonprofits in New York and abroad. His interest in philanthropic work began during a college trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he worked in cooperation with Thai University students to produce a neighborhood event with the purpose of educating the community about autism. He followed this interest to China where he taught English in the Southern city of Guangzhou. Upon his return he began working in the Massachusetts State House to get a taste of State Governance. Upon moving to New York, he found he had a distinct attachment to the city’s parks. Paul is excited to be a part of the future of Hudson River Park and is looking forward to making sure the Park is as beautiful and welcoming as New Yorkers deserve.
Joshua comes to Friends of Hudson River Park with over 5 years of experience in International Issues, with an emphasis on South America, and 3 years of experience with the United States Senate. He relocated from Washington, D.C. to New York City to pursue a dream of working in issue-based advocacy and nonprofits.
In addition to his experience in government, Josh brings a diverse background of volunteerism and community service. His volunteer experience includes a two-year full-time service experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil and a gratuitous internship with the United Nations in New York. He continues to serve his community as an active supporter of local charities and faith-based organizations.
Josh received his B.S. in Political Science from Brigham Young University – Idaho. With a love for the outdoors and his new community, he is delighted to bring his extensive executive administrative skills to Friends of Hudson River Park.
Bartholomew joined Friends of Hudson River Park in January 2012, and enjoys using his organizational, logistical, and communicative skills to contribute to Friends’ unprecedented success in Park fundraising. So far in his time with Friends, Bartholomew has been responsible for tracking and documenting $2.2 million in events-related contributions, as well as assisting in the implementation of the Spring Gala, the Fall Fling, Fireworks on the 4th, and various smaller donor receptions and community outreach events. He has also played a key role in maintaining and improving Friends' donor base through database administration, mass email support, and marketing efforts in both print and electronic media. Bartholomew continues to coordinate executive administrative needs for Board meetings, committee conferences, and prospect meetings.