Partner and Director of Historic Preservation Richard Southwick was honored at the Historic House Trust of New York City's Annual Founders Award Dinner on June 2, 2011 at Gracie Mansion. Southwick and his colleagues serving on the Trust's Conservation Advisory Committee were recognized for their preservation efforts on behalf of the organization.
The Historic House Trust of New York City is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 to help the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation preserve its collection of historic houses located in city parks. Each year the Trust hosts a gala at Gracie Mansion, bringing together a small but unique and dedicated group of philanthropists, advocates, elected and appointed city officials and corporate sponsors, to raise operating funds to support its work of preserving and promoting New York City's historic houses. From modest farmhouses to grand mansions, these houses have witnessed 350 years of the city's evolution, and represent for an irreplaceable link to the past for generations to come.