ELP Board Chair 2019 - present
Mary Nemerov has worked in board development and fundraising for environmental organizations for more than 15 years. Currently she serves as Chief Philanthropy Officer at the California Academy of Sciences. In this role, she works closely with the Academy’s Board of Trustees and a team of development professionals to raise philanthropic gifts that support the institution’s world-class scientific research, environmental literacy programs, conservation initiatives, and public museum. Previously, Mary worked for many years at the Sierra Club, rising to lead the organization’s Office of Advancement, where she managed membership and direct marketing, planned giving, business partnerships, and major gifts efforts. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the University of Michigan, Mary has led major fundraising efforts in both the Northeast and California.