About Us

The Campaign to Save the Golden Gate Park Windmills is a public and private fundraising campaign spearheaded by a group of concerned citizens to restore the two windmills located at the western end of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and develop the area into a new San Francisco destination for education and recreation.

North Windmill Vanes.  Image by Christopher Werby of Pipsqueak Productions, LLC The Executive Committee
  • Hendrika Neys Committee Co-Chair
  • Mariska Henneberque Committee Co-Chair
  • Roberta Didier
  • Cindy Sterry
  • Natasha Yankoffski Secretary
Honorary Committee
  • Mayor Ed Lee
  • Brent Assink, Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony
  • Val Diamond, Actress & Singer
  • Douglas Engmann, Former Honorary Consul General, The Netherlands
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Robert Charles Friese, Esq., Community Volunteer
  • Stanlee Gatti
  • Philip A. Ginburg General Manager, Department of Recreation & Parks
  • Sentor Mark Leno
  • Carole Migden, Chair, Former Board of Equalization
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • Lucas Verbij, Verbij Hoogmade BV - Windmill Restoration
  • Sentor Leland Yee
  • March Partners

Project Partners

  • Bloemendal Construction Company
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • Carey & Company
  • City & County of San Francisco,
  • Department of Recreation & Park and Department of Public Works
  • Exploratorium
  • Ex'pression Center for New Media
  • M D Fotheringham Landscape Architects
  • Landis Communications
  • Museum Management Consultants
  • The Randall Museum
  • San Francisco Conservation Corps
  • SF Environment, City Department of the Environment
  • Sterry Architecture
  • Tennebaum-Manheim Engineers
  • Verbij Hoogmade BV


Significant funders include:

  • Victorian Alliance
  • CAW Foundation
  • Mary A. Crocker Trust
  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
  • ING
  • Robert Charles Friese, Esq.
  • San Francisco Beautiful
  • Peter and Rozelle Overmire
  • Diana Knowles
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Pope-Talbot Lumber Company
  • Keith Provo
  • LEF Foundation
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • California Cultural and Historic Endowment
  • City of San Francisco

More than 176 individuals, foundations or corporations have joined the restoration effort.



Steering Committee

  • Ray Dracker, Bechtel Group & National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Douglas Engmann, Former Honorary Consul General, The Netherlands
  • Robert Charles Friese, Community Volunteer
  • Management Consultants
  • Community Volunteers
  • John Murray, former Commissioner, Department of Recreation & Park

Major investors include:

  • City & County of San Francisco
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Frank Campini Foundation
  • William Irwin Charity Fund
  • 1772 Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Costello
  • Mr. Douglas Engmann
  • Elizabeth & Stephen Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Mrs. Jeannik M. Littlefield
  • Pritzker Family Foundation
  • Koret Foundation
  • ABN AMRO Sage Corporation
  • Langendorf Foundation