The FUND for Lake George, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of Lake George and its watershed, has announced the appointment of two new staff members, Hilary Kellogg Hurley and Brea Arvidson.
Hilary Kellogg Hurley has joined The FUND as Director of Development. In this role, she oversees all fundraising activities she is expected to work with FUND staff, Trustees, and partners to coordinate and continuously optimize fundraising, marketing communications and overall brand effectiveness.
Hurley’s appointment marks a return to the region for the Glens Falls native after serving in development leadership roles with Wake Forest University and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society while living in North Carolina over the past three years. She previously served as Assistant Executive Director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, Major Gifts Officer at Emma Willard School in Troy, and Director of Government Relations for Special Olympics New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany and a master’s degree in Community and Economic Development from the State University of New York Empire State College.
Brea Arvidson, an aquatic biologist, has joined The FUND as Program Associate. She works with Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky in the development and implementation of science-guided activities to achieve The FUND’s protection goals for the Lake and its watershed. This includes collecting, interpreting, and applying data to achieve success in The FUND’s water quality, road salt reduction, and invasive species prevention and management programs, as well as with The Jefferson Project at Lake George.
Arvidson previously served as an Aquatic Biologist with SOLitude Lake Management, a national sustainability solutions firm specializing in in the development and execution of customized lake, pond, wetland and fisheries management programs. Among her many projects at SOLitude, she served as Biology Lead on projects on Glen Lake in Queensbury and on Saratoga Lake. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire.
More information on the FUND’s work can be found here.