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(C) Liz Ligon
(C) Liz Ligon

World Monuments Fund Names Joshua David as Organization’s Third President

For just the third time in its history, World Monuments Fund (WMF) has a new leader. Joshua David, Co-Founder and former President of New York’s Friends of the High Line, will succeed retiring WMF President Bonnie Burnham on November 2, 2015.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, WMF is dedicated to protecting and conserving important architectural and cultural sites around the world against urgent natural and manmade threats. The organization works to make historic sites accessible and sustainable while educating the public on the importance of preserving these treasured places.

“Josh’s ability to marry collaborative restoration with community engagement makes him an excellent choice to lead World Monuments Fund into the 21st century,” Burnham said. “Based on his experience of working with preservationists and architects for the last 16 years, the Board unanimously agreed that he was the right leader to steward World Monuments Fund as we begin our next 50 years.”

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