CLERMONT, Ky. – (June 30, 2022) Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to announce that Lindsay Duncan will be its new corporate partners manager, helping generate support for the 16,000-acre non-profit forest.
Bernheim’s corporate partners manager is a full-time position that helps maintain and grow critical corporate relationships with the goal of developing strong corporate funding and employee engagement. Duncan will act as the steward of corporate partnerships while expanding corporate funding support for Bernheim programs, events, and special projects.
Bernheim Executive Director Dr. Mark Wourms said the position is an important one that engages partners in volunteerism, fundraising events, sponsorships, grants, and employee activities.
“Lindsay will be working with our corporate partners out in the community – those folks who also champion Bernheim’s mission of ensuring that every single person has access to nature,” Dr. Wourms said. “We are so excited to welcome her to the team and the forest.”
Duncan is a Louisville native and graduated from the University of Louisville in 2012, earning a B.A. in Studio Arts. With over 10 years of experience working in the non-profit marketplace, excelling in building community and storytelling, she strives to inspire others to deeply connect with an organization’s mission.
Most recently, she worked at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for five years, starting as the Volunteer and Digital Media Coordinator and was then promoted to Marketing and PR Manager.
Duncan said she has harbored a passion for Bernheim Forest since she volunteered for the Naturalist Program in 2014.
“I believe my enthusiasm for environmental stewardship and connecting people with nature will foster meaningful relationships with Bernheim’s current and prospective corporate partners,” she said. “I am deeply honored and so excited for this next chapter.”
About Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Bernheim’s mission is to connect people with nature. Bernheim is the largest privately held contiguous forest block in the eastern United States dedicated to conservation and education. Bourbon maker Isaac Wolfe Bernheim established the arboretum and forest in 1929 as a gift to the people of Kentucky. A recent land acquisition brought the total acreage of land that Bernheim protects to 16,140. Fun, educational programs, diverse tree collections, 40 miles of hiking trails and varied landscapes are available every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. $10 per car donation suggested for non-members.
Bernheim is in Clermont, Ky., about 20 minutes south of the Louisville airport. From I-65 take exit 112 and follow the signs. Bernheim is a non-profit organization that relies on memberships, grants and donations for support. Come visit and enjoy the beauty of nature. For more information, please visit bernheim.org.