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Monk Botanical Gardens Hires Development Manager

Monk Botanical Gardens Hires Development Manager

Wausau, WI (1/11/23) – Monk Botanical Gardens of Wausau has named Linda Schill as its new Development Manager to help design and implement the organization’s future fundraising efforts. She will focus on the development and implementation of strategies to grow the annual fund and membership programs, including funds raised through individual donor relationships, institutional gifts, special events, and sponsorships.

Schill brings more than 30 years of nonprofit fund development, donor relations and volunteer management, technology, customer service and human resources experience to the role. Prior to joining the Gardens’ team, Linda served as Director of Advancement for Assumption Catholic Schools, and also previously served as Donor Services Officer for Incourage Community Foundation in Wisconsin Rapids.

“We are very excited to have Linda as part of our leadership team. Her expertise, knowledge and passion will help the Gardens continue to expand, attaining our mission to provide engaging, educational and inspiring experiences to our visitors,” said Darcie Howard, Executive Director of Monk Botanical Gardens. If you’d like to support the Gardens or have questions about future giving opportunities, please contact Linda at or 715- 261-6309.

About the Monk Botanical Gardens

The Monk Botanical Gardens' mission is to cultivate well-being in people, communities, and the environment with experiences that engage, educate, and inspire.  Wausau’s Happy Place serves over 5,000 community members through its educational programs and over 20,000 visitors yearly. The Gardens is a place for education, reflection, and rejuvenation. The Gardens is the only organization providing public environmental education services within Wausau. Creating a personal connection to the natural world sets the stage for lifelong learning, healthy living, and a genuine commitment to conservation. Monk Botanical Gardens is located at 1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau, WI, and is a 501c3 non-profit organization supported by donations, memberships, and private foundations. For more information, go to

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