(Lake Worth, FL – August 14, 2013) Nancy Marshall, President of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades & Florida Environmental Institute, which champions the restoration and preservation of the greater ecosystem of Florida’s historic River of Grass, today announced that Leslie Lilly has been named to the nonprofit organization’
The author of a regular column on philanthropy in Florida Weekly, Ms. Lilly’s professional career spans more than 25 years in the charitable sector, most recently at The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, where she served for seven years, the last four as President and Chief Executive Officer. In that position, Leslie Lilly provided day-to-day management and oversight of staff, grant making programs, leadership initiatives, donor services, and the Foundation’s fiscal and administrative operations, including assets in excess of $125 million.
Earlier, Ms. Lilly spent eight years as Founding President & CEO of The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, a regional community nonprofit organization serving the poorest rural communities in the state. She also spent four years as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation for the Mid South, based in Jackson, MS, and five years as Director of Community Development & Human Resources for the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center.
A member of Leadership Palm Beach, Class of 2009, Ms. Lilly also serves as a board member for the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and is a former chair of the Florida Philanthropic Network.
“Leslie has been a lifelong friend of the environment, and as a native Floridian, she has a passion for the Everglades that is a perfect match for the Marshall Foundation,”
About the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades:
Based in Palm Beach County, the Marshall Foundation champions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem through science-based education and outreach programs. Annually, more than 25,000 elementary and high school students in Palm Beach County actively participate in the Marshall Foundation's various education programs.
Founded in 1998, the nonprofit organization has in recent years awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships and internships, planted nearly 100,000 native Florida trees in wetland areas, and involved more than 5,000 volunteers in hands-on restoration projects. For more information about the Marshall Foundation, please call 561.233.9004 or visit www.artmarshall.org.
Attached Jpeg Below: Leslie Lilly
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