Meme Hanley of Gardiner has recently joined the staff of Orange County Land Trust as Director of Development. In her new position, Hanley will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising to support the operations and land protection programs at the nonprofit land trust.
Hanley brings with her 10 years’ experience in fundraising for land trusts. She is a member and former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid-Hudson Chapter. She credits her love of nature to the many hours spent outdoors each day as a child where she grew up in Connecticut. Meme enjoys running, hiking and snowshoeing in her spare time.
Meme states she has chosen to work in the land trust sector of the non-profit world as she feels “Protecting land is one of the most permanent things we can do to benefit people and the environment When land is protected we ensure that future generations can benefit from the views, open spaces and outdoor recreation that we are lucky enough to enjoy today,” says Hanley.
Since 1993, Orange County Land Trust has worked to preserve Orange County’s important natural resources, scenic landscapes and working farmland, resulting in the protection of nearly 5,000 acres of land, including twelve working farms. The Land Trust owns and stewards eleven nature preserves, seven which are open to the public every day at no charge for outdoor recreation and nature study.
For more information, and to become a member of Orange County Land Trust, call 469-0951, x14 or visit oclt.org. Become a fan of the OCLT on Facebook to receive news and upcoming events.