Kelly MacLean Clark Joins The Trustees As Chief Development Officer

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Beverly & Sharon, MAApril 14, 2013 – The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest and Massachusetts’ largest statewide land conservation organization, is pleased to announce Kelly MacLean Clark has joined the organization as Chief Development Officer.

Kelly ClarkKelly joins The Trustees after spending nearly six years in senior fundraising leadership roles at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. While there, she was a critical asset in helping the organization exceed its capital campaign goal of $1.5 billion. Since 2011, Kelly has overseen fundraising for MGH’s “Home Base” program, an entrepreneurial venture partnership with the Red Sox Foundation that provides care for U.S. veterans. Before that, Kelly was Senior Director of Development for MGH’s Cancer Center.

Prior to joining MGH, Kelly was Director of Development for Merrimack College and a major gifts officer for Suffolk University. Before development, Kelly was a college administrator, serving in senior leadership roles in alumni relations, student services, and education at both Suffolk University and UMass Boston. She was also an instructor at Roxbury Community College for ten years and an Academic Dean for The Katharine Gibbs School.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Kelly’s caliber and leadership ability join The Trustees as Chief Development Officer,” says Barbara Erickson, Trustees of Reservations President and CEO. “Her significant accomplishments in fundraising combined with her record of fostering new ideas and networks will be an invaluable asset to our organization as we look to advance our mission and multiply our stakeholders in Massachusetts and beyond.”

Kelly is passionate about conservation and, in her spare time, has advocated for protection of open space. She lives in Boxford and received her bachelor’s in marketing from Suffolk.

About the Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees of Reservations is the nation’s oldest, statewide land trust and Massachusetts’ largest conservation organization. We were founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891 to “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of scenic, cultural, and natural significance for current and future generations to enjoy. Supported by more than 100,000 members and donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 109 spectacular reservations located on more than 26,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. Our reservations range from working farms, historic homesteads and gardens, to community parks and barrier beaches, and include five National Historic Landmarks and a National Natural Landmark. The Trustees work to promote healthy, active, and green communities through hundreds of annual outreach programs, workshops, and events for all ages. Accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, The Trustees are an established leader in the conservation and preservation movement and a model for other land trusts nationally and internationally. One of the largest nonprofits in Massachusetts, The Trustees employ 150 full-time, 49 regular part-time, and 400 seasonal staff with expertise in cultural resources, land protection, education, ecology, conservation, land management, and planning. To find out more or to become a member or volunteer, go to