The Lemur Conservation Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Charlene Wolff as the Interim Executive Director during the search for our next leader. Her expertise during our executive management transition is invaluable, having been a dedicated LCF trustee for 10 years and a successful business woman in the Sarasota area.
Charlene is the retired Managing Director of Wood Asset Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisory firm. She has over 30 years of finance experience. She is a founding board member of Sabal Palm Bank in Sarasota.
A former trustee of Pine Manor College in Massachusetts, Charlene has served locally as a board member of Goldie Feldman Academy, the Humane Society of Sarasota County, and the Consortium for Children and Youth. She has raised money for Habitat for Humanity, the Child Protection Center, and New College Foundation, as well as the Moffitt Cancer Center. Charlene has been a part of Sarasota’s philanthropic community for more than 30 years.
Charlene majored in biology at Boston University and worked in medical research before earning an MBA from Pace University. Now her career in finance and wealth management benefits LCF, among many other nonprofit groups.
Charlene’s compassion for lemurs and LCF’s mission is best expressed in her own words: ‘There are many incredible animals that are endangered and in need of support and our conservation efforts. The fact that 95% of over 100 lemur species are threatened with extinction and the uniqueness of the specific genetic science behind them make this a fascinating mission for me to support.’