Frances G. Beinecke Director
Frances Beinecke is a director of The Prospect Hill Foundation and a board member of The Sperry Fund and Antaeus Enterprises, Inc. She currently sits on the boards of World Resources Institute, Wave Hill, Climate Central, Client Earth, and Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund. She worked at Natural Resources Defense Council for over thirty years, serving as executive director from 1998 to 2006 and as president from 2006 to 2015. In 2010, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Frances holds a B.A. from Yale College and a M.S. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Among many awards and honors, she received the Yale Medal in 2009 and the Audubon Medal in 2017. She was awarded an honorary degree from Lehman College, Doctor of Humane Letters, and an honorary degree from Vermont Law School, Doctor of Laws. She is author of The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril and co-authored Clean Energy Common Sense: An American Call to Action on Global Climate Change.