Welcome our new Executive Director!

Many of you know Paige Rogowski or have heard from her through her work as Development Director of ABF for the past several years. Now get ready to meet Paige as ABF’s new Executive Director.

The ABF board announced Paige’s appointment on May 25. She succeeds C.L. “Chuck” Bennett, who served as interim executive director after his 19 years of service on the ABF board.

Board president Ralph Singer cited Paige’s leadership skills, expertise in outdoor recreation and conservation and commitment to land protection in the region in announcing her appointment. “We’re delighted to have Paige leading the Foundation,” he said. “She is the right person at the right time to guide it, especially in ABF’s initiative to reach new generations of park supporters.”

“The park contains especially valuable natural and recreational resources,” Paige said, and “we must look to the next generations to protect them forever.”

A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Paige also received a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Before joining ABF, she was development director for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and managed the volunteer accreditation process for the American Camp Association, Southern California/Hawaii.

Over the course of her career, Paige has raised more than $15 million for charitable causes. Paige and her husband, Chris, live in Borrego Springs. They are excited to expand their family through adoption this year, although you can say hi to their dog ‚ Bogart‚ next time you visit the State Park Store.