Butler to speak on conservation



BAR HARBOR — Conservationist Gil Butler will discuss his efforts to establish outdoor education programs and conservation projects in Maine and throughout North and South America Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at College of the Atlantic.

The free, public Coffee and Conversation program will be held in Deering Common Community Center.

Butler is the founder of Black River Management Company, formerly Butler Capital Corporation, and an environmental philanthropist. Since childhood, he has had a deep appreciation for the natural world and its value to society. He is an accomplished outdoorsman who enjoys extensive travel, kayaking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and mountaineering.

A graduate of Milton Academy, Harvard College and Columbia Business School, Butler was a pioneer in developing alternative investment vehicles for pension funds, endowments and other institutions.

In 1979, after serving as vice president of the trust and investment division of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, he cofounded a private equity firm, the Butler Capital Corporation, which became one of the earliest middle-market buyout companies with subscribed capital of more than $1 billion.

Since winding down the firm in 2005, Butler has used his business acumen to further his philanthropic endeavors, with the intention of creating a lasting legacy for the organizations and landscapes he values.

All parking on campus is by permit only for the summer of 2019. Contact Wes Norton at 801-5627 or wnorton@coa.edu to obtain a permit.

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