We wish to memorialize Liz by giving to The Central Park Conservancy through their adopt-a-bench program.

For 20 years Liz had her own personal love affair with Central Park; it had been the setting for her laughter, exertion, culture, passion, wonder, and love; an oasis from the city that was also the feature that defined her city. Central Park, ultimately, became an element that helped to define her character; Central Park grew with her, comforted her, challenged her, enlightened her, and nourished her very soul with its duality of frenetic energy and pastoral tranquility.

We know that part of Liz’s soul, that part that was always drawn to Central Park, now resides there; it resides on the running & bike paths that challenged her; in the Delacorte Theater and on The Great Lawn that touched her heart with performance and music; in the halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that fed her visually; beneath the trees that bloom the cherry blossoms in the Spring and then paints the city’s Fall canvas when the air turns cool; along 5th Avenue where her Irish red locks framed a smile brought upon by the St. Patrick’s Day pipers; and about The Boathouse where Sunday brunch always made her feel just in the right place at just the right time.

Liz expressed a desire for people to come visit her in the places she loved and Central Park was at the top of her list where she felt part of her essence would be dwelling, enjoying her favorite places, hoping to see the familiar face drop by for chat; and with that desire, we, her friends, her family, we who loved her so, want to honor her life by giving back to The Park that gave her so much, and want to give her a small sliver of The Park dedicated to our love for her, a place she knows we who love her will find our way to; find our way and sit for a spell, making complete New York Fools of ourselves as we talk out loud to our dear Liz knowing full well she’s listening and chuckling at our earthly foibles…

-James Tolson

We have set our “goal” at $10,000.00 to be donated to The Central Park Conservancy on behalf of Liz, however our donation need only meet the $7,500.00 minimum to secure her bench memoriam. All donations made through this site will be transferred directly from this site to The Central Park Conservancy by Razoo.com and Razoo.com will provide all donors with an emailed receipt for their 100% tax deductible donation.

If you would prefer to make a donation via check directly to the conservancy please contact James Tolson at jamestolson@msn.com for direction on how to address that check to the conservancy so the donation will be credited to the goal of Liz’s memoriam.

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