John Collado Sr Memorial Park Bench

March 25, 2018 would have been John's 50th birthday. His too early and unjust loss at the hands of a reckless and dangerous NYPD cop (Justice for John Collado) is even more painful to his family and friends on these important milestones. In honor of John's insatiable need to help everyone around him, especially strangers (or rather people who weren't his friends YET), and his love of the neighborhood, especially the playground at Fort Tryon Park (the Anne Loftus Playground), we would like to organize a donation to the park. If you would like to participate you have a couple of ways to contribute. We want to make sure all of our totals are accurate for the dedication, please make your donations before March 15, 2018 and plan to join us to remember John  on March 25, 2018 (details added below).

If you need a tax deductible receipt and want to do it online
1. Visit
2. Click Donations then Individual Gifts
3. Choose an amount and "Where it is most needed" and click "Continue to Billing"
4. Fill in the billing form, IMPORTANT- enter "John Collado benches" in the "Optional Comments" box and click "Submit Donation"
5. Don't forget Corporate Match if your employer offers that.

If you need a tax deductible receipt and want to send a check
1. Make the check out to City Parks Foundation
2. Write "Fort Tryon Park Trust John Collado" in the memo line of the check
3. Mail it to:
Fort Tryon Park Trust
PO Box 1044
Fort George Station
New York, NY 10040
4. Don't forget Corporate Match if your employer offers that.

IF YOU WANT TO DOUBLE YOUR GIFT (but may not be deductible)
You can donate right here and all your gifts will be doubled by a corporate matching gift program. Because we are collecting these donations to tender to the park this may not be tax deductible, but all proceeds will be donated in full to the park and matched dollar for dollar! Just follow the directions from Gofundme.

Thank you for thinking about John and helping us to remember him in a way that he would appreciate, making Inwood a nicer place to live and spend time with neighbors.

SAVE THE DATE. To celebrate the donation and remember John on what would be his 50th birthday.  

March 25th 2018
2:30 pm 
Anne Loftus playground of Fort Tryon park
entrance at Broadway/Dyckman St/Riverside Drive intersection 10034 to dedicate this donation and remember his life and his presence in our lives.

As the campaign continues, this page will be updated reflecting donations received so far from all sources
  • Giannouris Family 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 44 mos
  • Joe, Maria, Nate and Thatcher Wright 
    • $1,500 (Offline)
    • 44 mos
  • Company Match 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 50 mos
  • Ana Giuseppi  
    • $50 
    • 56 mos
  • Esther and Mark 
    • $250 (Offline)
    • 56 mos
See all


Maria Collado-Wright 
New York, NY

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