Stanley Bronstein Interviews Amy Klein


Amy has 28 years of professional experience in non-profit management, strategic planning, program development, fundraising and financial oversight. As Executive Director at Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG), she spearheads the 39-year-old non-profit’s mission to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all.

Since joining CDCG in 1996, she has increased the organization’s operating budget from $66,000 to $1.3 million, created 37 new Community Gardens, launched five programs that increase access to fresh, affordable food in their region’s underserved neighborhoods, generated 21 jobs and expanded the non-profit’s geographical reach from Rensselaer to Albany, Schenectady and southern Saratoga counties. She currently oversees 23 staff members who work to implement the various programs that have been created under her leadership, including the nationally renowned Veggie Mobile, The Produce Project, The Healthy Convenience Store Initiative, Squash Hunger and more.


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