Food for Thought: Land conservation and why it matters – CANCELLED

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Date(s) - Fri Apr 3 2020
8:45 am-10:00 am

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

This event has been cancelled.


Christine Johnson, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast president, discusses Land conservation and why it matters.

Christine P. Johnson is a fifth generation Floridian who shares the Foundation’s vision of
protecting wild places forever, for water, wildlife and people. After earning a BS in
Business Administration from the College of Charleston and an MBA from the University of Florida,
Christine worked in management and consulted with Fortune 500 companies in fields ranging from
manufacturing to media. Her Florida roots run deep though and this Manatee County native couldn’t
stay away for long.

Since 2003, Christine has worked in this region’s nonprofit sector. She successfully
completed the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida’s $7M capital campaign to build a
regional headquarters and then served as Director of Development for Ringling College of Art and
Design overseeing their largest fundraising campaign, leading a team of five to raise over
$100M. In October of 2011, she was named President of Conservation Foundation of the Gulf
Coast where she works to save land and ensure public access to natural places. To date,
Conservation Foundation has preserved more than 12,000 acres across 43 properties along the Gulf
Coast of Florida.

She is a board member of the Science and Environment Council, chair of Visit Sarasota County, board
member of Crowley Museum & Nature Center, chair of the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
and on the Land Trust Alliance Leadership Council.