Women, Land, and Legacy

On November 19th, Heritage Conservancy partnered with the Glenmede Trust Company, N.A., an investment and private wealth management firm, to facilitate a discussion on women in philanthropy. Over 40 guests were in attendance for this second event of a three-part series hosted by the Conservancy and Glenmede.

Kris Kern, Heritage Conservancy’s Director of Resource Protection, moderated the discussion, providing examples of inspirational stories of women who successfully encouraged their families to preserve their family properties. Kris also provided a history of women who have impacted the environmental world, such as Anna Botsford Comstock, Rachel Carson, and Greta Thunberg.

Joining Kris were Jennifer Wong, Glenmede Impact Research Analyst, and Mary-Noelle Rasi, Glenmede Wealth Planner, sharing their experiences and guidance regarding family education and dynamics, land conservation techniques and land attributes, and planning and strategic decision making. Both Glenmede and Heritage Conservancy play different roles in the effort to achieve the same goal, and it was enlightening to hear from both sides about how they make it all come together to protect the character of our beautiful region.

The final luncheon, “Leaving a Legacy,” will be held on Wednesday, March 18th, at 11:30 AM. We hope that you can join us! Space is limited, so reserve your spot by contacting Kate Monahan (Glenmede) at 973-451-3810.

If you are interested in learning how you can preserve your property and leave a legacy, contact Kris Kern, Heritage Conservancy’s Director of Resource Protection, at 215-345-7020 ext. 101 or