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Gregory Long
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Lisa Newsom, Fernanda Kellogg, Mary Davidson, Gregory Long, president, The New York Botanical Garden; Deborah Royce, Gillian Miniter, Julie Graham, Carolyn Englefield, and Patti Fast at the 2009 Orchid Dinner in New York. Photo: Patrick McMullan and Cutty McGill

Gregory Long is the President and CEO of The New York Botanical Garden.

Long was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of The New York Botanical Garden in 1989. He assembled and led a management team that has revitalized the Garden, initiating a comprehensive, long-range planning process that is both the blueprint for the Gardens renaissance and a model for other institutions. During his administration, the Garden has conducted two 7-year strategic plans, 1993-1999 and 2001-2007, and is currently embarking on a third for 2009-2015. To realize these plans, the Garden has raised more than $600,000,000 to build endowment and fund programmatic initiatives, audience development, and capital projects as part of a comprehensive Master Plan. The Garden recently completed a 15-year capital construction program, which began with the renovation of the Conservatory, includes a new Library, Herbarium, Visitor Center, and Greenhouses for the Living Collections, and concluded in 2007 with a new Laboratory for plant science research

During his career, Long has held positions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and The New York Zoological Society. Throughout the 1980s, he served as Vice President for Public Affairs at The New York Public Library, creating a strategic planning program for the institutions 86 libraries and directing the private sector portion of the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by any American library.

Mr. Long is the author of Historic Houses of the Hudson River Valley, published in 2004 by Rizzoli in association with the Preservation League of New York State, where he has served on the Board for 16 years. He is the editor of The New York Botanical Garden, a beautifully illustrated volume documenting the institutions remarkable history and unparalleled collections. He has played a leadership role in The New York Botanical Gardens collaboration with Fordham University, Montefiore Medical Center, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, headquartered at the Bronx Zoo, as founding members of the Four Bronx Institutions Alliance (FBIA), with the common goal of beautifying, improving, and creating a new identity for their shared neighborhoods. 


Long  is a member of the Steering Committee of the Cultural Institutions Group of New York City and served as Chairman of the Cultural Institutions Group from 1992 to1995. He is a member of the Association of Science Museum Directors and the Board of the Ancram Preservation Group. He is a former member of the Mayors Advisory Commission on Cultural Affairs and the Board of the Natural Science Collections Alliance. Mr. Long is also a former member of the Board of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, the Advisory Committee to the Getty Leadership Institute for Museum Management, the Board of the Jerome Park Conservancy, and Trees New York. 

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2.Anne Harrison
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4.Caroline Wamsler
5.Carolyn Englefield
6.Catherine Singer Sweeney
7.Cosby George
8.Deborah Royce
9.Eric Fast
10.Fernanda Kellogg
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3.Image Gallery: New York Botanical Garden 2011 Orchid Dinner
4.Calendar: New York Botanical Garden - The 20th Annual Patrons Lecture
5.Image Gallery: NYBG 2010 Orchid Dinner
6.Image Gallery: New York Botanical Garden 2009 Rose Garden Dinner Dance
7.Image Gallery: NYBG 2009 Conservatory Ball
8.Image Gallery: NYBG 2009 Antique Garden Furniture Show Preview
9.Image Gallery: New York Botanical Garden 2009 Orchid Dinner
10.Image Gallery: New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball
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People & Parties >>MORE EVENTS 
JUN 02, 2012
Ross School Benefit
MAY 31, 2012
Mad. Square Art Benefit
MAY 22, 2012
MoMA Party in the Garden
MAY 22, 2012
Audubon Luncheon
MAY 21, 2012
Frick Spring Party
MAY 18, 2012
Barnes Foundation Gala
MAY 17, 2012
Noguchi Museum Benefit
MAY 14, 2012
ABT Gala
MoMA David Rockefeller Award Luncheon MoMA David Rockefeller Award Luncheon