(Photo courtesy The Esplanade Association)
A non-profit organization working to maintain and improve the Boston Esplanade has created a new full-time position to coordinate and boost fundraising.
The Esplanade Association named Tani Marinovich as its first major gifts officer, the association announced Monday. Marinovich previously co-founded the Friends of the Esplanade Playspace that helped raise $1.2 million to build a state-of-the-art playground in the park.
“Tani is passionate about the Esplanade and already has proven she can rally community support and raise funds for the park,” Margo Newman, the organization’s board chairwoman, said in a statement.
Marinovich’s position, along with a horticulturist position, are funded by the Porpoise Fund, Newman said.
The association is stepping up fundraising efforts as a number of projects are set to get underway in the park, including the Eliot Memorial revitalization, landscape and restoration improvements, and free summer programs.
Last month, the association also unveiled a sweeping plan that envisions large-scale projects, new walkways, widened bridges and much more for the three-mile park.
“Greater organizational capacity and increased funding will translate into more and better improvements to the park,” Sylvia Salas, executive director, said in a statement.
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