Building on our Legacy:
The Sierra State Parks Foundation seeks new Executive Director
Rounding out its 49th year, the Sierra State Parks Foundation looks back fondly on almost five decades of philanthropy and community building. It began when a scrappy, local grassroots group of women resolved to save the impending demolition of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park; the group would later become an
incorporated Cooperating Association supporting California State Parks in 1974, adopting other local state parks in the Tahoe Truckee region to preserve and protect.
Since then, The Foundation has fostered a welcoming experience at the eight state parks it serves throughout the Lake Tahoe and the Donner Lake region. The Sierra State Parks Foundation operates park visitor centers and the historic house tours of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (Sugar Pine Point State Park) and Vikingsholm Castle (Emerald Bay
State Park), funds free-of-cost educational programs for visitors and students of all ages, restores historic landmarks, and supports environmental restoration projects, and hosts a robust events calendar to foster memorable experiences. The Foundation creates welcoming visitor experiences for over 1.5 million visitors and returns over $500,000 to the
parks annually. “The Foundation has made a huge positive impact for our state parks that will reverberate for generations to come” Heidi Doyle, Executive Director warmly shares.
The Foundation is seeking an inclusive, strategic, and collaborative leader to set the course for the next 50 years. The Executive Director will guide and expand The Foundation’s impact through a partnership-driven approach based on vision and a belief in the power of our state parks to create welcoming and enriching experiences for all. For more
information on this unique and exciting opportunity, visit SierraStateParks.org/employment.
About the Sierra State Parks Foundation
The Sierra State Parks Foundation believes the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area California State Parks are unique treasures worthy of our support. We fund projects and programming that connect people with our rich natural resources and cultural heritage. Because of our work and advocacy, our valuable State Parks will continue to be places of inspiration and education for generations to come.