Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is pleased to welcome Esther De Vito as its new Regional Director of Development, Greater New York Region.
Esther joins AMC from the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business where she worked as Associate Director of Development for the Business & Society Program. At NYU, Esther was responsible for a portfolio of individual and institutional funding for Programs and Centers that addressed the intersection of business, human rights, sustainability, ethics, and social impact. Additionally, Esther partnered with other fundraisers within Stern and the larger NYU Development and Alumni Relations Department on researching, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors. Prior to her time at NYU, Esther worked at Rainforest Alliance in roles of increasing responsibilities.
In her new role, Esther will serve as a senior member of AMC’s development team responsible driving the strategy and revenue for the New York City market. She will also play a critical role in the campaign for AMC’s new Harriman-Sebago facility which, once completed, will provide outdoor recreational opportunities for new and experienced recreationists of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature. Please see AMC’s website for more information about this campaign.
About Appalachian Mountain Club
Appalachian Mountain Club is an outdoor group dedicated to fostering the protection, understanding, and enjoyment of the outdoors. Since its founding, AMC has envisioned a world where our natural resources are healthy, loved, and always protected, and where the outdoors occupies a place of central importance in every person’s life. AMC’s theory of change is predicated in the belief that people who recreate in and enjoy the outdoors are more likely to care about conserving it.
AMC’s focus is on protecting the mountains, forests, waters, and trails in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, but the organization’s advocacy work has national impact. AMC is supported by nearly 100,000 members organized into eleven chapters from the Washington, DC area to Maine, as well as thousands of volunteers who lead outings, train people in outdoor skills, maintain trails, and advocate for the outdoors.
Founded in 1876, AMC is the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization. In its time, AMC has developed a track-record of conversation achievements, including the creation of the eastern National Forests, the passage of the Highlands Conservation Act, and the permanent authorization and full funding of the Land Water Conservation Fund in 2020.
For more information about Appalachian Mountain Club, please visit https://www.outdoors.org/