NYGOP Announces Re-Appointment of Elie Hirschfeld as
NYGOP Finance Chair
Following Massive Primary Victory, Hirschfeld to Lead March to Zeldin Victory in November
New York—July 6th… New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy has announced the reappointment of New York City businessman and philanthropist Elie Hirschfeld as the NYGOP’s finance chair. Following Congressman Lee Zeldin’s massive 21-point primary win last week, Mr. Hirschfeld will lead the March to Victory efforts to elect Zeldin as the next governor of New York in November.
“This is a pivotal moment for our state and the future of New York depends on electing Lee Zeldin as governor this fall,” said Mr. Hirschfeld. “The economic and crime crises facing our city and state are having devastating consequences. It’s time for all of New York’s stakeholders to step up and ensure we chart a new course. Under Chairman Langworthy, the New York Republican Party is stronger than ever and I am honored to serve in this critical role that will help return safety, common sense, and economic prosperity to our state.”
“Elie Hirschfeld represents the very best of New York and I’m so grateful he has agreed to continue serving as finance chair for the most important election in the history of our state. As someone who has built his business here and generously dedicated his fortune to his fellow New Yorkers, he has a unique appreciation for how much is on the line in this election. There is no one better suited to lead our March to Victory efforts to ensure we elect Lee Zeldin as governor and strong Republicans up and down the ballot in November.”
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 involving an aggregate value of several billion dollars. Projects include: 1) assembly of Riverside South, the largest land assembly in recent Manhattan NYC history, in collaboration with Donald Trump and the Trump Organization; 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 in collaboration with the Zeckendorf Family.
A philanthropist and a longtime supporter of education, medicine, healthcare and Jewish causes, Mr. Hirschfeld created the Elie Hirschfeld Family Foundation. As a proud alumnus of NYU Law, Mr. Hirschfeld established the Elie Hirschfeld Family Defense Fellowship, which provides an attorney to assist with cases to protect and expand due process rights of families involved with the child welfare system. Mr. Hirschfeld serves as trustee emeritus of Brown University and Long Island University and trustee of several New York City hospitals, including Mt. Sinai Beth Israel, St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. Mr. Hirschfeld also serves 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 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. Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection is currently on display at the New York Historical Society, following his extensive gift to the museum’s permanent collection. Many pieces have been loaned to museums worldwide.
Mr. Hirschfeld has been a Tony Award voter of The Broadway League and has 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.