Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Appoints Development & Communications Team
New Hires to Focus on Creating an Integrated Development Program for the Conservancy
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Four Freedoms Park Conservancy (“the Conservancy”) announced today the hiring of two executives for newly created positions: Alexander Zaretsky, Deputy Director of Development & Communications, and Michelle Fiacco, Assistant Director of Development & Communications. Both Mr. Zaretsky and Ms. Fiacco will report to Sally Minard, CEO and President of the Conservancy.
“Alexander and Michelle are both immensely talented professionals, and they bring with them an incredible breadth of experience and passion for their work”
Mr. Zaretsky and Ms. Fiacco will be instrumental in launching the Conservancy’s Development program. This includes responsibility for managing all aspects of the organization’s institutional, corporate and individual fundraising initiatives. In addition, they will be responsible for managing and organizing the membership program and special events for the Park.
“Alexander and Michelle are both immensely talented professionals, and they bring with them an incredible breadth of experience and passion for their work,” said Ms. Minard. “Their addition signifies a strategic investment in our fundraising and communications capabilities to ensure that the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park has the financial stability to continue to be a leading cultural and educational resource.”
Mr. Zaretsky joins the Conservancy with deep non-profit experience. Since 2011, he has been a nonprofit consultant, providing strategic planning, capacity building, communications, research and fundraising services to nonprofit organizations across multiple sectors and individual artists. Prior to that, Mr. Zaretsky held senior fundraising and communications positions at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and American Ballet Theatre.
Ms. Fiacco has more than 10 years’ experience in direct marketing and fundraising. Most recently, she was a Digital Fundraising Manager and Database Administrator in the development department of Drugfree.org. There, she advised and supported all fundraising teams in optimizing digital media in addition to devising and managing digital fundraising campaigns. Previously, Ms. Fiacco worked as a marketing manager at Worth Linen Associates, Inc. and as a catalog product planner for Dover Publications, Inc.
About the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park is the only memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state of New York. Located on a triangular four-acre plot on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in the East River in the heart of New York City, the Park, designed by Louis I Kahn, includes walkways lined with trees, waterfront promenades, a portrait bust of President Roosevelt created by artist Jo Davidson, and, carved in the ‘Room,’ the Four Freedoms described in Roosevelt’s historic January 6, 1941 State of the Union address: freedom of speech and expression; freedom of worship; freedom from want; and freedom from fear.
First announced in 1973 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Mayor John Lindsay, and other visionary urban planners, the monument’s design was the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century. Dedicated on October 17, 2012, the Park is operated in partnership with New York State by the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. For more information on FDR Four Freedoms State Park, please visit: www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org.