WILTON — The Friends of U.S Grant Cottage has hired Emily Kane as development and events assistant.

Kane will provide administrative support in the areas of membership, donations, grants, sponsorships and events.

The development and events assistant position is funded by a professional development grant from the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Program and the state's Environmental Protection Fund.

The partnership program is administered by Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The grant is one of 21 awards totaling $450,000 for organizations dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New York's state parks and historic sites.

Kane was previously employed as a program coordinator and marketing specialist and has experience in nonprofit fundraising and event planning. She graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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