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July 22, 2020

Earthjustice Welcomes Stuart Clarke to Board of Trustees

Clarke’s expertise on environmental issues, experience assessing environmental campaigns, and vast network of philanthropic leaders will be vital in furthering Earthjustice’s mission.


Bala Sivaraman, Earthjustice, (202) 745-5201

San Francisco, CA

Earthjustice is excited to announce that Stuart Clarke has joined the organization’s Board of Trustees.

Clarke is a seasoned environmental leader who serves as the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science. Clarke previously spent 15 years as the Executive Director of the Town Creek Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to providing resources to help catalyze, support, and accelerate progressive changes in environmental policy and practice within the state of Maryland. As Executive Director, Clarke secured financial support for various critical efforts ranging from protecting the Chesapeake Bay to strengthening Maryland’s adoption of renewable energy infrastructure.

Throughout his career, Clarke has been an active board member of numerous philanthropic and environmental organizations including The Chesapeake Bay Trust, Greenpeace, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, The Environmental Grantmakers Association, and the Blue Mountain Center. Clarke considers his most rewarding professional experiences to be those supporting the work and encouraging the ambition of young environmental leaders.

“I’ve been well aware of Earthjustice’s effectiveness and impact for decades,” said Clarke on his decision to join the Board of Trustees. “As we move further into the climate crisis, we need organizations like Earthjustice to be as strong and as ambitious as possible. I am honored to support these crucial efforts in any way that I can.”

“Stuart’s decision to join the Board is a tremendous gift to Earthjustice,” said Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen. “He brings extraordinary vision and deep practical experience to the hard work of transforming our society and preserving a livable planet.”

Clarke holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Law from LaFayette College and completed his graduate coursework at Yale University.

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