The Radnor Conservancy Board of Directors named Sara Lupkas as their new Executive Director at their January 28, 2013 meeting. Lupkas joined the Conservancy in October 2010, and most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer. Leslie Bowes, previous Executive Director, will remain a member of the Board of Directors.
Lupkas, a graduate of Smith College, and her family moved to the Newtown Square area of Radnor Township seven years ago from New England. “We relocated for my husband’s career, but felt at home almost instantly, thanks to the friends and neighbors we’ve met,” said Lupkas. Previously, Lupkas worked in fundraising at Brown University, and brings experience using database systems for contact management as well as volunteer engagement and stewardship.
Since joining the Conservancy, she started the Race for Open Space, Radnor Township’s only 5K trail race, which has grown in popularity each year. She has also worked with landowners, community groups, and neighboring land trusts to forward the Conservancy’s mission of protecting Radnor’s open space and natural, cultural and historic assets.
Lupkas’ enthusiasm for life in Radnor Township influences her work at the Conservancy. “Our tagline is ‘preserving our quality of life’ and I truly believe that the projects and initiatives the Conservancy is involved in help to do just that. From working to maintain trails, plant trees and preserve open space, everything we do at the Conservancy has an impact on life in Radnor,” said Lupkas.
In addition to her work at the Conservancy, Lupkas has two daughters, one of whom attends Ithan Elementary School. She is a member of the Saturday Club and is a past president of the MOMS Club of Radnor Township.
This information was provided by The Radnor Conservancy.