The New York Botanical Garden ( has announced that not for profit executive Jennifer Bernstein will become its Chief Executive Officer and The William C. Steere Sr. President, effective September 1, 2021.
Bernstein is a proven leader with exceptional management experience in fundraising and board development for cultural, educational, and environmental organizations. She joins the Botanical Garden from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) where she served as Chief Development Officer and Interim Chief Operations Officer.
“I’m honored to join The New York Botanical Garden, a world renowned institution fueled by the spirit of New York City in its advocacy for the plant world said incoming CEO and The William C. Steere Sr. President Jennifer Bernstein. “I am committed to the Garden’s mission to protect the planet’s biodiversity and natural resources, and I am humbled by the opportunity to partner with its esteemed Board of T rustees and to lead its talented, dedicated staff in this critical work.”

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