November 4, 2015

LOR Foundation Names Deb Love Executive Director
Love will build on the Foundation’s commitment to enhancing livability in the Intermountain West

JACKSON, WY  The LOR Foundation is pleased to announce that Deb Love will be its new executive director. Love holds a Master of Science in natural resources management from Antioch New England Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley. She resides in Bozeman, MT, and will begin her role as executive director January 1, 2016, overseeing the Foundation’s regional offices in Wyoming and New Mexico.

“I am delighted for the opportunity to put my passion and experience to work on behalf of the LOR Foundation to support livable, rural communities in the Intermountain West,” said Love. “I look forward to furthering the Foundation’s mission to improve quality of life for residents by meeting communities where they are and providing them with the tools and resources they need to support their vision for livability.”

Prior to serving as senior vice president at The Trust for Public Land, Love worked as Northern Rockies director, where she helped lead several large-scale collaborative efforts, including the 310,000-acre Montana Legacy Project, the design and development of the Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, and the 58,000-acre oil and gas lease buy-out in the Hoback Basin. In her role as New Mexico state director, Deb led the protection of some of the most iconic places in northern New Mexico, including Ute Mountain and the Taos Valley Overlook, as well as the design and construction of the award-winning Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza.

The LOR Foundation believes in unique community-driven philanthropy. That means partnering with communities to support the community’s own vision for livability—funding projects and programs that the community itself has identified as vital to enhancing and sustaining the town’s identity and quality of life.

“Deb brings a unique grantee perspective to LOR and to the world of philanthropy,” said Amy Wyss, board chair of the LOR Foundation. “We are excited to have someone with her aptitude in fostering dynamic relationships lead the Foundation in helping communities solve complex issues.”

LOR believes that the best results come from the communities themselves and through cooperation and partnerships—with an emphasis on livability, opportunity, and responsibility (hence, L – O – R)—and this approach leads to maintaining livable, sustainable communities.

About the LOR Foundation
The LOR Foundation is dedicated to enhancing livability and quality of life in the Intermountain West through community-driven conservation. The Foundation partners with rural communities in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming to protect the character of their towns and the landscapes that surrounds them. For more information, please visit