Land Trust Hires New Director of Philanthropy

Submitted on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:38

Long-time Development Director to Retire

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) has hired a new Director of Philanthropy. Aimee Sheridan comes to the Land Trust with decades of experience with nonprofits and philanthropy. She has been hired to fill the position which was held for many years by Sharon Lunz, the Land Trust’s Director of Development. Lunz, originally hired as the organization’s third employee, will retire next month after 17 years with the Land Trust. In that time, CDLT has grown into a nationally-accredited land conservation non-profit with over 2,000 household memberships.

“I am deeply honored to have been part of this incredible community of people who have done so much to care for this special place. I treasure the friendships and support from our amazing members, volunteers, Board, and all of my co-workers over the past 17 years,” says Lunz.

Originally from Eastern Washington, Sheridan has returned to the area after over 20 years in the Seattle area working with national and regional non-profit organizations in leadership roles.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at the Chelan Douglas Land Trust. I look forward to working with the community to protect the natural areas of this amazing place we call home,” said Sheridan.

Sheridan and Lunz will work together for a month to ensure a smooth transition.

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is a local non-profit working to conserve our land, our water, and our way of life. The Land Trust has a 34-year record of working collaboratively with property owners and communities to identify and protect the region’s most important natural landscapes forever. For more information: