With more than 35 years of experience in the finance sector, Gary Fournier is the managing director for JP Morgan in Los Angeles. Outside of his work in money management, Gary Fournier supports a diverse group of nonprofit organizations, including the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is a group of professionals and volunteers who protect 1600 acres along the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles. The group is guided by four main goals. The first goal is to preserve the lands through the help of qualified staff capable of monitoring and mitigating environmental challenges as they arise.
The organization’s second goal is to improve upon the current quality of wildlife habitats within the area through targeted restoration projects. In addition to improving the natural conditions within the 1600 acres, the third and fourth goals aim to make the Palos Verdes Peninsula a place where visitors can participate in outdoor recreational activities and local children can access science-based educational opportunities.
In order to help reach these goals, the Conservancy occasionally hosts fundraising events and benefits, the most recent of which took place in November 2016. In cooperation with Whole Foods Market and the Terranea Resort, the Conservancy hosted a sold out garden-to-table dinner, with proceeds from the event going toward the environmental organization’s efforts.