|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||November 29, 2011|
|Contact:||Perry Wheeler, National Parks Conservation Association, 202-419-3712 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Wendy Bennett Joins Board of National Park Group
Washington, D.C. – Wendy Bennett, consultant to foundations on the development of grantmaking strategies, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The board is the governing body for the nonprofit park watchdog organization.
“Wendy will play a vital role on our board,” said NPCA President Tom Kiernan. “She is an enthusiastic supporter of the national parks and NPCA’s efforts to protect them, and I’m confident she’ll be a terrific addition.”
Bennett works as a consultant to foundations, advising on the development of grantmaking strategies and evaluating grant requests for corporations and private foundations. Most recently, she consulted for the Medtronic Foundation on the development of its international grantmaking in health. Bennett has worked in philanthropy and development for thirty years for both national and international organizations. Her consulting clients have included the Archibald Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation and Dayton Hudson Foundation. Previously, she worked as a program officer at the Bush Foundation, a development officer at Stanford University, and development director at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Bennett travels to our national parks frequently. Here interests include wildlife, hiking, and music. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including currently for the Minnesota Opera, the Minnesota International Center and the MN, SD, ND Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Since 1919, the nonpartisan NPCA has been the leading voice of the American people in the fight to safeguard our National Park System. NPCA, its members, and partners work together to protect the park system and preserve our nation's natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit www.npca.org.
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