The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) welcomes dedicated volunteer, Hilary Dunne Ferrone, to our board of trustees. Ferrone is co-chairing CLC’s 25th Anniversary Committee and co-chaired the 2010 Country Barbecue Host Committee.
Hilary’s hard work has enabled us to expand our programs so we can conserve more land and create more educational and recreational opportunities for area residents. We’re lucky to have her on the board.
Peter R. Paden, CLC Executive Director
In addition to her volunteering for CLC, Ferrone has extensive experience with preservation, development, and architecture. She has a Masters Degree in Architectural Conservation from Columbia University. She has worked as a grantwriter for The Olana Partnership and the Shaker Museum & Library, and founded her own nonprofit, The Mostar Fund, which supports reconstruction initiatives in Mostar, Bosnia. Currently she serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Columbia County and is co-chair of Berkshire Country Day School’s annual fund. She co-chaired the Austerlitz Zoning Commission, which developed the town’s first zoning code.
The Columbia Land Conservancy is an exemplary nonprofit in our region. The programs it provides to families, schools, and the entire community, and the advocacy it undertakes for farmers and the environment make it an important part of the high quality of life here in Columbia County. I look forward to being part of CLC.
Hilary Dunne Ferrone
Ferrone will bring her enthusiasm for outdoor recreation to the board. She is an avid runner, participating in marathons and triathlons.
The CLC board oversees the direction of the organization, provides guidance on major decisions, and establishes organizational policy. The board also leads the fundraising efforts and ensures that there is a sustainable fiscal plan.