Claire Cooney

Vice President, Development and Marketing & Communications


Claire RobinetteClaire is responsible with promoting philanthropic giving by donors and funders to advance the mission of The Conservation Fund. She supervises the fundraising and marketing teams to amplify the Fund’s mission and secure funding for projects, programs, and the Revolving Fund.

Claire has been with the organization since 2007 in a variety of fundraising roles. Before joining The Conservation Fund, Claire worked for Mobilize.org in Washington, DC and the American Heart Association in Austin, TX. Claire participates in a variety of volunteer roles and serves as President of the North Carolina Southwestern University Alumni Association. In her spare time, Claire enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Claire holds a BA in Psychology and Communication Studies from Southwestern University and graduated from Georgetown University’s New Strategies Program, an intensive education initiative designed for nonprofit professionals to find new revenue opportunities.

Contact:  ccooney@conservationfund.org   Phone: 512-639-9217   Office: North Carolina

Projects

Pedro Bay Rivers Project, Alaska

Pedro Bay Rivers Project, Alaska

 

Update – SEPTEMBER 2022

We've raised 75% of our $20 million goal!
But we still need your support by the end of 2022 to complete this once-in-a-lifetime effort to conserve the most significant Bristol Bay watersheds for salmon threatened by Pebble Mine.

Donate Now   a visual story about the wild sockeye salmon of ILIAMNA LAKE IN Bristol Bay, Alaska{vimeo}377863980{/vimeo} credit: Jason Ching Project...
How can we ACT on the Great American Outdoors Act?

How can we ACT on the Great American Outdoors Act?

Here’s a hint: We need your help! In August 2020, we celebrated a historic conservation win with the passage of...
Parks with Purpose in Durham

Parks with Purpose in Durham

Enhancing the ecological health of Goose Creek stream while bringing triple bottom-line benefits to the surrounding Durham communities.
Parks with Purpose in Raleigh

Parks with Purpose in Raleigh

Since 1985, The Conservation Fund has worked to protect and restore vital natural resources across all 50 states. Nationwide...
Finding the Flint River

Finding the Flint River

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is best known for a few things: It’s the world’s busiest airport, seeing over 100,000,000 passengers every year.  It’s massive and employs...
Skinner Mountain Forest

Skinner Mountain Forest

Hidden within northeastern Tennessee’s Skinner Mountain Forest is a dramatic landscape—gorges, cliffs, waterfalls, and an intricate maze of caves...
Durham Turns a Railway into a Greenway

Durham Turns a Railway into a Greenway

Built in the 1890s as a rail spur to downtown tobacco facilities, the Durham Belt Line extends along the...
A Future for Good Hope Farm in Cary, North Carolina

A Future for Good Hope Farm in Cary, North Carolina

Good Hope Farm is an historic farmstead situated within a half mile of 3,500 residents of Cary, North Carolina....
Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

We are creating safe places to play, job training and easy access to greenspace in Atlanta’s historically underserved communities.