The National Audubon Society is pleased to welcome Molly Sverdlov as the new Senior Director of Development, Advocacy.
Molly joins Audubon with nearly fifteen years of development experience, most recently as the Director of Individual Giving at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to that, she held roles at National Public Radio, the Smithsonian Institution, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania.
In this newly created role, Molly will be responsible for building an ambitious funding stream to support Audubon’s advocacy efforts to identify transformative conservation policy solutions and secure protections for birds and the places they need. She will also work to raise Audubon’s profile within the political landscape and among its organizational peers. Molly will report to Kevin Duffy, the Vice President for Strategic Giving, and will partner with colleagues across the entire organization, particularly with the Policy team, as well as with executive leadership.
About the National Audubon Society
The National Audubon Society is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential conservation organizations in the United States. Since 1905, a passion for birds and nature has been the driving force behind Audubon’s conservation legacy. The organization has played a critical role in some of the most significant victories for birds and the environment, including: the establishment of the first National Wildlife Refuges; the banning of DDT in 1972; landmark legislation like the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts; the establishment of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’ the Congressional passage of the RESTORE Act; and new protections for Greater-Sage Grouse on 67 million acres in the American West.
Audubon boasts a national network of more than one million members, 463 chapters, 23 state offices, 41 nature centers, 23 wildlife sanctuaries, and the four million people the organization reaches each year, both on the ground and online. Furthermore, dozens of international partnerships extend Audubon’s reach and impact throughout the Western Hemisphere, supporting protection of migratory birds both in the U.S. and on their wintering grounds in the Caribbean and Latin America.
For more information about the National Audubon Society, visit www.audubon.org.