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Claire Cekander

Claire Cekander

Donor Relations Manager


(503) 703-1006


Claire joined ONDA in 2022 as the donor relations manager and is based in our Portland office. She works to deepen relationships with ONDA members by sharing ONDA’s work with our dedicated supporters.

Claire grew up in Illinois and spent many family vacations road tripping across the country to spend time on public lands. After experiencing the benefits of preserved natural landscapes, Claire earned a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences from Cornell University and chose to pursue a career in environmental conservation. Prior to ONDA, Claire worked in development at the Boston Foundation where she focused on planned giving and acquired significant experience in educating and stewarding donors. Claire has also held board and staff positions in the sustainable agriculture field.

Claire spends most of her free time hiking and occasionally ventures into fly-fishing, gardening and foraging.

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