Wave Hill marked its 40th anniversary in 2005 by developing a blueprint for capital improvements up to 2012.
'I have known and loved Wave Hill for many years, and I am thrilled to join its talented staff and dedicated board of directors as we launch a new era for this magnificent institution,' Bonn said. 'I'm equally honoured to follow Kate French and, I hope, to add to her impressive contributions and vision.'
Wave Hill maintains a $6m annual operating budget, sustained by a $20m endowment. Public funding provided by the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs underwrites roughly 15% of operations.