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 ten years’ experience in fundraising for land trusts and additional experience working in communications at Boston’s leading anti-poverty agency, Action for Boston Community Development. In her most recent position as development officer at Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, she handled many fundraising activities including special events, membership, annual fund drives and planned giving.
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.”
“We are delighted to have Meme join our dedicated staff here at Orange County Land Trust,” said president Marlena Lange. “She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising and land protection and a sincere commitment to conserving our environment and preserving our open spaces.”
“Coming to OCLT has been a real pleasure,” Meme said. “The commitment of the staff, volunteers and community is truly remarkable and I know we will make a real difference together.”