NYGOP Announces Appointment of Elie Hirschfeld as NYGOP Finance Chair
Business Leader, Philanthropist with deep New York ties to Help Lead Fundraising Effort
President of Hirschfeld Properties, an owner and developer of real estate in New York City, Mr. Hirschfeld brings a strong business background, strategic vision, and analytical mind to the NYGOP fundraising effort. A Tony-award nominated producer, philanthropist, and art collector, Elie will bring his enormous talents to the mission of the NYGOP to elect Republican candidates.
“We are thrilled to welcome Elie Hirschfeld to the NYGOP team as our finance chair,” said State Chairman Ed Cox. “Elie’s impressive background and stature will be a tremendous asset to helping us grow the Republican Party here in New York. With many nationally important races ahead of us, we have an incredible opportunity to build on our successes. New Yorkers have seen the failed leadership of the New York State Democratic Party in politicians like Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand and Eric Schneiderman, and are ready for new leadership that will turn New York around. Elie brings a superb skill set and deep network that will help lead us to victories up and down the ballot.”
“I’m excited to be joining the NYGOP, especially in this important election cycle,” said newly-appointed Finance Chair Elie Hirschfeld. “The energy and desire for change around the state is palpable, and we have great momentum for success. I’m looking forward to helping protect our congressional delegation, keeping the State Senate Majority and restoring New York by electing a new Governor and slate of statewide officeholders who will provide the real leadership New York State so desperately needs. My efforts will help ensure that we can get our message of change out to every voter, and I’m ready to hit the ground running.”
Elie Hirschfeld is a real estate developer, philanthropist, theatrical producer, and art collector. He is President of Hirschfeld Properties, an owner and developer of real estate properties in the New York City metropolitan area since 1950.
Projects include: 1) assembly of Riverside South, the largest land assembly in recent Manhattan NYC history; 2) Historic Hotel Pennsylvania (NYC’s 4th largest hotel); 3) U.S. DEA Headquarters (NYC’s 4th largest lease 2015); 4) Manhattan Mall Herald Square; 5) NYC’s largest private sport club building; 6) Union Square Towers (1,000,000 Sq. Ft.) and 6) luxury towers Park Avenue Court, Grand Sutton, Exchange Tower, Gotham and many more.
A philanthropist and a longtime supporter of education, medicine, healthcare and Jewish causes, Mr. Hirschfeld created the Elie Hirschfeld Family Foundation. Mr. Hirschfeld serves as trustee emeritus of Brown University and Long Island University and served as trustee of several New York City hospitals, including Beth Israel, St. Luke’s, NY Eye & Ear, Long Island College and Roosevelt Hospitals. Mr. Hirschfeld also serves or served on the Board of Directors or Steering Committees of other organizations, including the Central Park Conservancy, Lincoln Center President’s Council, New York University Real Estate Roundtable and The Rockefeller University Council. Mr. Hirschfeld was a U.S. envoy to the visit of Pope Francis to the Great Synagogue of Rome on January 17, 2016. He is a Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Mr. Hirschfeld is an art collector of original art scenes of New York. The collection includes art by Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and more. Many pieces have been loaned to museums world-wide.
Mr. Hirschfeld has been a Tony Award voter of The Broadway League. He produced Broadway shows including Oleanna, The Fantasticks, Flashdance, Equus and Passing Strange, for which Mr. Hirschfeld received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical.
Mr. Hirschfeld is a competitive athlete completing over 100 triathlons, 11 marathons and 3 Ironman competitions.
Mr. Hirschfeld graduated New York University Law School and Brown University, phi beta kappa, magna cum laude and President of his senior class.