DRi was pleased to work with the National Park Foundation and identify Amelia Hellman as NPF’s Senior VP of Philanthropy.
DRi has worked with the National Park Foundation many times before, and was excited for the opportunity to help advance their worthwhile cause once again. More than 84 million acres of stunning landscapes, 18,000 miles of trails, and 67,000 historic structures all belong to the National Park System. Chartered by Congress in 1967, NPF is the only national charitable nonprofit whose sole mission is to directly support America’s national parks and the National Park Service. But NPF goes beyond just conserving and protecting America’s irreplaceable natural wonders. As part of their mission to Protect, Connect, and Inspire, NPF creates activities and programs that engages visitors in parks, and works to inspire the next generation of Americans who will be committed to preserving the nation’s public lands.
At the core of the National Park Foundation’s development mission is the belief that private citizens must do their part to preserve the beautiful lands that they have enjoyed for all future generations. NPF’s Senior VP of Philanthropy wold be required to tap into the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations, to protect the American heritage that is ingrained within the nation’s parks.
It was quickly apparent that Amelia was the top candidate for such a position. She had previously spent over 20 years within conservation organizations, including the American Land Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, and most recently The Wilderness Society. Across these organizations, she spent the majority of her service in senior development positions, most recently serving as the Vice President for Philanthropy of The Wilderness Society for the past 5 years. Her philanthropy experience and unquestionable commitment to environmental preservation would serve Amelia well as NPF’s Senior VP of Philanthropy. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her J.D. from the University of Denver.
We wish Amelia and NPF luck in their noble conservation pursuits.