Lynn Swain

Vice President for Advancement
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Lynn is the vice president for advancement. She served most recently as director of development at the Cornell Botanic Gardens in Ithaca, New York, where she was responsible for building relationships with donors and members to generate resources for the gardens and Cornell University. As part of Cornell University’s $5 billion capital campaign, the gardens reached their goal three years ahead of schedule. Previously she served as membership director at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and as membership manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Before joining the Gardner, Lynn had a 30-year career behind the scenes in museums and history non-profits, including as registrar at the Winterthur Museum. She holds an undergraduate degree in art history from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware.