# Back / Our Team


Director of Development & Membership

Janelle Wallace serves as the Development & Membership Director at The Water Conservation Garden. She is responsible for planning, organizing, executing and directing all of The Garden’s fundraising including, major gifts, annual fundraising, planned giving, special events, grants and capital campaigns. Janelle holds a M.P.A. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the California State University, Chico.

Prior to joining The Garden, Janelle worked for various nonprofits including: the American Lung Association, Do Something Australia, Serving Seniors and others. Janelle joined The Garden in 2019 to help diversify and strengthen fundraising efforts. In her first year, fundraising goals were exceeded by 60% and new systems with improved technology and efficiencies were introduced. Throughout her career Janelle has implemented more than 35 community events and launched more than 15 campaigns. She is a results-oriented fundraiser who thrives on building and deepening connections to support a shared mission. In her spare time, Janelle enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling, and eating delicious sushi.

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