amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

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.