Gallery: New York Man Donates a Whopping $100 Million to Central Park

  • It’s no secret that we New Yorkers adore Central Park, but one man loves it so much he donated a whopping $100 million to its endowment, marking the largest amount ever gifted to a public park. Hedge fund heavyweight John A. Paulson and the Paulson Family Foundation announced the extremely generous gift yesterday at a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg and the Central Park Conservancy. When asked why he would donate such a large amount, the lifelong New Yorker referenced his fond memories, from his youth to recent strolls, enjoying the park’s expansive green grounds.

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