As a whitewater kayaker and conservationist, Member Kimberley Milligan knows a thing or two about rivers. When she joined the board of American Rivers, her passion and knowledge became an asset to an organization fighting for clean water.

Not only did Kim introduce another member, Abigail Rome, to the board in 2016, she helped organize a regional Rachel’s Network event in Lake Tahoe which highlighted American Rivers’ work to restore habitat in the northern Sierra.

“It was wonderful to share a bit about American Rivers’ work with Rachel’s Network members,” said Kimberley. “Mountain meadows are majestic landscapes and their health is crucial to protecting the headwaters of our nation’s rivers.”

We help members like Kimberley reach their potential as funders, board members, and advocates. Through a board placement program, events, connections to experts, and discussion forums, we equip members with the tools they need to become effective in their other roles.

Rachel’s Network members serve on the boards of organizations like Defenders of Wildlife, National Parks Conservation Association, NatureServe, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Union of Concerned Scientists, Boys and Girls Club, Environmental Film Fest in the Nation’s Capital, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and many more.

Board and Professional Appointments in 2016

Betsy Davidson (Deputy Director) — Aspen Institute’s New York office. The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas.

Kef Kasdin (President) — Princeton AlumniCorps, a nonprofit  whose mission is to inspire and build civic leadership among Princeton alumni across generations.

Annarie Lyles (President) — Investors’ Circle Philadelphia, promoting the transition to a sustainable economy by increasing the flow of capital to enterprises that are addressing social and environmental challenges.

Kimberley Milligan (Board Vice Chair) — American Rivers, protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature.

Kaia Moritz (Board Director) — Vail Valley Foundation, enhancing and sustaining the spirit of the Vail Valley by providing leadership in educational, athletic and cultural endeavors.

Thu Pham (Board Director) — Defenders of Wildlife, dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.

Abigail Rome (Board Director) — American Rivers.

Susan Wallace (Board Director) — International Fund for Animal Welfare, saving animals and habitats all over the world.

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