CLF Announces Senior Director of Development
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Durango, Colo. (April 18, 2017) – Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) announced today that Suzanne Connors has joined the conservation non-profit as Senior Director of Development.
Ms. Connors brings a wealth of experience as a fundraiser, strategic planner, entrepreneur and non-profit leader. Most recently she worked for Fort Lewis College in Durango, where she served as Director of Alumni and Annual Giving.
In her new role Ms. Connors will be part of CLF’s senior leadership team and work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, Executive Director and other staff to ensure continued funding to support robust grant-making to grassroots organizations including the 65 groups that make up the Friends Grassroots Network, as well as funding for national monument defense campaigns, restoration and other programs.
Under the Trump Administration, public lands and national monuments are facing grave threats, and increased investment by conservation-minded philanthropists is critical to allowing non-profit groups around the West to defend against both legislative and executive branch attacks on America’s public lands.
“The National Conservation Lands protect our most treasured landscapes and the threats they face now are unlike anything we’ve seen in modern history,” said Connors. “I am thrilled to work with the Conservation Lands Foundation and its incredible donors to meet these challenges and help ensure that future generations will enjoy the irreplaceable outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and economic opportunities within the National Conservation Lands.”
The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Bozeman, Las Cruces, Joshua Tree and Washington, D.C. It was established in 2007 to protect the premier lands and waters under the Bureau of Land Management’s jurisdiction, and is the only organization dedicated solely to protecting, restoring and expanding the National Conservation Lands so they will endure from generation to generation. The National Conservation Lands are 36 million acres of protected public lands, rivers and trails managed by the Bureau of Land Management, that have joined the ranks of our national parks and wildlife refuges as guardians our nation’s natural, cultural and outdoor heritage, and drivers of its $646 billion outdoor recreation economy. www.ConservationLands.org