American Rivers is pleased to welcome Eleanor “Ellie” Berens as its new Director of Philanthropy, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
Ellie joins American Rivers after six years at International Rescue Committee (IRC) where she most recently held the role of Major Gifts Officer. While at IRC, Ellie helped build out the Major Giving program in the Southeast region for the global humanitarian NGO.
In her new role at American Rivers, Ellie will lead fundraising efforts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to ensure members are appropriately supported, trained, and engaged on American Rivers programs and opportunities. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Mandy Hughes, Ellie will manage high-profile leadership volunteers who comprise American Rivers’ national advisory council and contribute personally significant gifts. Additionally, she will develop and execute personalized solicitation strategies for each donor/prospect in her assigned portfolio and ensure that donor contact reports are compiled and maintained. Based in NYC, Ellie’s favorite river is the Hudson River.
About American Rivers
American Rivers believes a future of clean water and healthy rivers everywhere, for everyone is essential. Since 1973, we have protected wild rivers, restored damaged rivers and conserved clean water for people and nature. With headquarters in Washington, D.C. and 300,000 supporters, members and volunteers across the country, we are the most trusted and influential river conservation organization in the United States, delivering solutions for a better future.
American Rivers has been at the forefront of protecting and restoring rivers for nearly 50 years. We bring together the brightest minds in river and water conservation. Our national advocacy touches every stream in the country, while our local experts work locally on the most pressing challenges impacting specific rivers and communities.
For more information about American Rivers, please visit https://www.americanrivers.org/