Renee Monroe

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Renee Monroe joined the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) as Chief Philanthropy Officer in May 2018. She first visited and became passionate about the archipelago during a trip in 2009.

Prior to joining CDF, Renee spent twenty years in global development for education, health, sanitation, livelihoods and emergency response programs to assist children and families in poverty. She also has extensive experience in major gift and foundation work for U.S. based medical centers and universities.

As Chief Philanthropy Officer, Renee is responsible for the development, implementation and management of all aspects of fundraising strategies for CDF. Based in New York, she plays a key role in strengthening the Foundation´s presence in multiple local and international sectors.


Celebrating the life of Ans Thurkow-Hartmans

The Charles Darwin Foundation sends our deepest condolences to the family of Ans Thurkow-Hartmans, former Treasurer and Vice-President of the Dutch Friends of Galapagos. Ans was a great ally and...


The mission of the Charles Darwin Foundation and its Research Station is to tackle the greatest threats and challenges to Galapagos through scientific research and conservation action, in order to safeguard one of the world’s most important natural treasures.

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