For 45 years, volunteers have been the heart and soul of the Stamford Land Conservation Trust, working in our spare time to acquire property, raise funds and generate awareness of our worthy cause. But as we move into a new era, the SLCT’s needs have expanded. We want to continue to make a difference and raise awareness, while growing the amount of open space we protect in these challenging economic times. We’re also in the middle of acquiring accreditation from the national Land Trust Alliance—a time-consuming process, but one that’s necessary for meeting our long-term goals.
With all this in mind, we recently hired a part-time executive director—a first in SLCT history!
Craig Jones came highly recommended from his turn as development director and business manager for the Greenwich Council of the Boy Scouts of America. There, he lead fundraising and development campaigns; brought in more than $1.8 million as manager of their capital and endowment campaign, and oversaw several major construction projects (saving the organization more than $300,000 on one of them!).
Craig has an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Management from the University of Connecticut, and he’s an unabashed lover of technology. He’s already boosted the SLCT’s social media profile, redesigned our web site (check it out at stamfordland.org), streamlined our administrative processes, and helped the board progress through the LTA accreditation process. He’s also an all-around good guy, making his home in Riverside with his wife and two kids. We’re thrilled to have Craig on board, and hope you have a chance to meet him at one of our upcoming events in 2017.