Casey Therrien

Associate Director of Philanthropy

Phone: 919.908.0050

What is your role at TLC?: As the Associate Director of Philanthropy, I lead the philanthropy team responsible for developing, implementing, and growing TLC’s fundraising programs through individual, foundation, and corporate giving.

Favorite TLC Preserve?: It’s a tie between White Pines and Johnston Mill Nature Preserves. Deep Bluff trail during the winter is one of my favorite places to oversee the confluence of the Deep and Rocky Rivers, and Robin’s trail, Bluebird Trail, and Aphid Alley at JMNP are so special and even though I’ve walked these trails hundreds of times, there’s always something new to see each and every time.

Casey started at TLC in July 2018. Originally from Vermont, Casey brings over a decade of fundraising experience working with donors, managing volunteers, campaigns, events, and databases, and currently sits on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle Chapter Board of Directors and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Global Diversity Scholarships Task Force. Casey has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in Human Services from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Before joining TLC, Casey worked for the Organization for Tropical Studies, an international organization located in the U.S., Costa Rica, and South Africa with four remote research stations, as a key member of the development department, raising money to provide leadership in education, research, and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics.

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