Coffin Grant Recipients
Jackson Prize Recipients
Place Maker Award Recipients
Place Keeper Award Recipients
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
2015 Place Keeper Award
The executive director of New Yorkers for Parks since 2014, Tupper Thomas is a graduate of Goucher College. From 1981 to 2011 she served as the administrator of Prospect Park and, beginning in 1987, as founding president of the Prospect Park Alliance, a public-private partnership modeled on the Central Park Conservancy. During her thirty-year tenure, she was responsible for the ongoing operation of Prospect Park, its multimillion-dollar restoration, special events, public information, fundraising, and visitor services.
Thomas is also a co-founder, former co-chair and former board member of City Parks Alliance, an independent, nationwide, membership organization whose mission is to support the creation, revitalization, and sustainability of parks and other public spaces that contribute to the life and health of cities.