President since 2010. KLT Director since 2004, Treasurer 2004-2009. Stewardship Committee Chair. Retired Managing Director of JP Morgan in 2006 and now engaged in diversified organic farming with livestock, timber and orchard crops. Kent resident since 1994.
Vice President since 2010. KLT Director since 2005, Secretary 2008-2009. Development Committee Chair. Metropolitan Museum of Art docent emeritus. Former trustee White Mountain School, proctor Academy and US Board of the World Childhood Foundation. Kent resident since 1999.
Dolores R. Schiesel
Secretary since 2010. KLT Director since 2008. Governance Committee Chair. Resident Partner in the Kent office of Cramer & Anderson LLP. Served 10 years as Kent First Selectman. Founding member and current treasurer of the Kent Community Fund. Kent resident since 1979.
Treasurer since 2015. KLT Director since 2013. CAO and CFO of Daroth Capital LLC and subsidiaries. Director Kenner Family Research Fund. Former director Central Synagogue (NY), Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center (CT), Project Renewal (NY). Kent resident since 1986.
KLT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kent Land Trust Foundation
KLT created the Kent Land Trust Foundation in 2001 as a separate affiliated entity in order to manage and maintain the integrity of an endowment. KLTF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Two directors are KLT officers and KLT appoints the outside directors.
From a modest beginning KLTF has grown significantly through donations, bequests and prudent investment management. Each year KLTF contributes to the KLT operating budget following a “spending rule”, distributing 4% of the average value of its assets to KLT. KLTF directors believe this rate to be sustainable and consistent with maintaining the Foundation in perpetuity.
The Foundation’s main purpose is to support KLT’s operating budget. Ultimately directors hope its assets will grow to sufficient size to also assist the acquisition of conservation properties.