Ann Loftus joins Natural Lands’ Board
MEDIA, Pa., March 31, 2020 – Natural Lands announced today that Ann Loftus has joined its Board of Trustees.
Loftus is a founding partner in the law firm of Zateeny Loftus, LLP, where her practice is devoted to non-profit law and trust and estate work. Ann’s distinguishing work representing national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations in corporate and fiduciary matters—including all aspects of tax-exempt status, endowment management, and charitable giving—invites accolades. Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania recently named Ann the best non-profit/charities lawyer in the Philadelphia region for the third time.
Before forming Zateeny Loftus, Loftus was a partner in the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr, LLP. Prior to the practice of law, she worked for several years as a college business administrator.
“We have worked with Ann on a range of conservation and governance projects for more than a decade and are thrilled that she has joined our Board of Trustees,” said Peter Hausmann, chairman.
Loftus looks forward to turning her skill and passion for problem solving to her new role as a member of the Board of Natural Lands, the Greater Philadelphia region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization.
“My initial introduction to Natural Lands was through clients pursuing land protection solutions for their properties,” said Loftus. “Over the years I have been impressed by the professionalism, care, and creativity that the Natural Lands team brings to its work. They always take landowner goals into consideration and don’t settle for a cookie-cutter approach.”
Scouting and camping sparked Loftus’ early love of nature, which continues today as she and her spouse, Eileen Talone, explore the world through travel and time at the beach.
“Ann cares about the natural places that make our region special and is exceedingly well-versed in non-profit functioning,” said Oliver Bass, president of Natural Lands. “We have benefitted from her outside counsel for years and now have the privilege of bringing her even closer to the business of Natural Lands. We could not be more pleased.”
Loftus, who lives in Philadelphia and maintains her office in Lower Merion Township, also serves on the Board of Directors of The Fabric Workshop and Museum and the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Neumann College, and a JD from Temple University School of Law.
Natural Lands is dedicated to preserving and nurturing nature’s wonders while creating opportunities for joy and discovery in the outdoors for everyone. As the Greater Philadelphia region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization, Natural Lands—which is member supported—has preserved more than 125,000 acres, including 43 nature preserves and one public garden totaling more than 23,000 acres. Some 2.5 million people live within five miles of land under the organization’s protection. Land for life, nature for all. natlands.org.
Kirsten Werner, Senior Director of Communications
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