Walkway Over the Hudson has hired Jaclyn Renner, a fundraising professional with experience working for regional and national nonprofits, as Director of Development. In her new role, Renner is responsible for individual donor cultivation, Walkway stewardship, the Walkway’s membership program, directing the annual Starry Starry Night benefit, as well as leading the Walkway’s Ten-Year Anniversary campaign and event calendar.
Jaclyn’s work focuses on development, event planning, and marketing. Throughout her career, she has led dynamic, multi-faced fundraising programs and community events, most recently for The Arthritis Foundation and American Heart Association.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jaclyn to the Walkway as Director of Development,” said Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart. “Her breadth of experience in fundraising and events will ensure that we’re not only engaging donors but connecting with the whole community in a meaningful way.”
A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Renner is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and a member of Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity.
“Working with the Walkway Over the Hudson means contributing to the growth and economic vitality of the Hudson Valley,” Renner said. “I’m so happy to be part of the team, living and working full-time in the community that I love.”
About Walkway Over the Hudson
Connecting the City of Poughkeepsie and the Hamlet of Highland in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a renowned tourism and recreation destination visited by nearly 600,000 people each year. Standing 212 feet above the river's surface and more than 6,700 feet (1.28 miles) long, the Walkway is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. The park provides unique access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. Supported by a diverse coalition of members, donors, and corporate sponsors, the Walkway frequently hosts community events and fundraisers, and is open daily from 7 a.m. until sunset, weather permitting. For more information, visit walkway.org.