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Meet Our President

Before joining The Trust in 2022, Amy Freitag was executive director of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, where she initiated the J.M.K. Innovation Prize and led grantmaking in criminal justice reform, climate change, democracy, and historical conservation, including several civil rights sites.

Freitag previously was executive director of the New York Restoration Project, which led a private effort to plant one million new trees in NYC; U.S. program director for the World Monuments Fund; and deputy commissioner for capital projects with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

She served on the NYC Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers and currently sits on the board of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation.

Freitag was raised in Akron, Ohio, and holds an A.B. from Smith College and master’s degrees in landscape architecture and historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

Amy Freitag sitting on a boulder on a busy NYC street 
Photo by Ari Mintz

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