Donald A. Capoccia
Joined the amfAR board in October 2002. Co-chairs the board development committee
and serves on the fund development committee. Expertise in real estate planning,
development, and construction.
Mr. Capoccia’s primary focus is on the kind of affordable housing and home ownership
that has helped spur the resurgence of two New York City neighborhoods—Manhattan’s
East Village and East Harlem—and, by extension, the city in general. As an outgrowth
of this focus, he co-founded and currently serves as president of the New York State
Association for Affordable Housing and is director of the Real Estate
Board of New York and the Rent Stabilization Board (for New York
City). He is also on the board of the New York City-based LaMama
Experimental Theatre, Inc., and a member of the New York City Water
Board and the Battery Park City Authority.
Mr. Capoccia was a member of the board of directors of the United
Nations Development Corporation, a joint New York City/State publicbenefit
corporation that assists the U.N. community with the planning
and management of office space, hotel accommodations, housing,
and other essential facilities in close proximity to U.N. headquarters.
In 2001, Mr. Capoccia’s active involvement in urban planning,
architecture, and the arts led to a presidential appointment to the
United States Commission on Fine Arts, where he served as vice chairman until his
resignation from the commission in 2004. Appointed by former New York Governor
George E. Pataki, he currently serves on the board of directors of the Governors Island
Preservation and Education Corporation.
Managing Principal and Founder, BFC Partners. He lives in New York City.