ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, has announced two senior appointments:
Lauren Kass Harnishfeger has been named Vice President for Individual
Giving and Foundation Relations. A career fundraising officer, Ms.
Harnishfeger most recently served as Vice President for Development
with the National Building Museum. Prior to that, she held leadership
positions with the National Park Foundation, Mount Vernon Estate and
Gardens, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Harnishfeger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Trinity College, a postgraduate diploma in the Fine and Decorative Arts awarded by the Royal Society of Arts in London, and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from George Washington University.
Christopher Jackson has been appointed as Eastern Regional Director,
and is responsible for establishing, maintaining and supporting SCA’s
partner strategies including building and retaining program levels,
and cultivating and increasing philanthropic giving in a territory
stretching from Maine to Florida.
Mr. Jackson joined SCA in 2012, initially managing resource management partnerships out of the organization’s Seattle office. Prior to that, he worked with Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, the US Forest Service and the City of Phoenix’s youth programs. Mr. Jackson holds degrees in Rural Resource Management from Writtle College, England, and Recreation Management from Arizona State University.
Both positions are based in SCA’s national headquarters in Arlington, VA.
About the Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s oldest and largest youth conservation organization. SCA transforms lives and lands by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead, while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, its mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, and seven in 10 of SCA’s 75,000 alumni worldwide are employed or studying in conservation-related fields. Headquartered in Washington, DC, SCA also maintains regional offices in Anchorage, AK, Charlestown, NH, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Oakland, CA and Seattle, WA. For more, visit www.thesca.org.