Building Capacity at Whale Trust, Year 1
Whale Trust received this Leadership Grant to hire Meagan Jones as its first full-time Executive Director. Meagan was one of the founders of the organization in 2001 and has been involved with the organization from the start. This year, she will work closely with Whale Trust’s board of directors to develop and begin implementation of a three-year strategic and fundraising plan, with the ultimate goal of building a regional public education and research center in Hawaii. Meagan’s specific objectives for the year as she guides Whale Trust through its next phase of growth and development will include conducting an in-depth strategic organizational plan; developing a long term fundraising plan; developing plans for the public research and education center; and exploring collaborative opportunities with the University of Hawaii-Maui.