Morgan Franklin joins U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities as Program Coordinator

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Morgan Franklin joins U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities as Program Coordinator

GREENVILLE, S.C. – April 23, 2024 – Morgan Franklin has joined the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) as program coordinator. The Endowment is the nation’s largest public charity dedicated to serving the forestry sector and Franklin will manage program activities and support grant and contract management.

“We are thrilled to have Morgan join us,” said Delie Wilkins, program officer for the Endowment. “Her experience in project management and grant administration, coupled with her passion for active forest management and environmental stewardship, brings a valuable skillset that aligns perfectly with our mission of keeping working forests working.”

Prior to the Endowment, Franklin specialized in grant administration and forestry at Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods. There, she managed grant funding, analyzed lumber production and oversaw assets. Her work led her to collaborate with the Endowment’s ForesTrust initiative, where she helped pilot a tracking and tracing program that tracks logs from the forest through the supply chain. This experience fueled her passion for sustainable forestry, advocating for active management and environmental stewardship while prioritizing local initiatives and supply chain stability. Additionally, she worked with the University of Tennessee Extension, focusing on farm, nursery and home garden education.

“I’m excited to join the team and contribute to their vital work,” said Franklin. “My background allows me to bring a unique perspective to this role, and I’m eager to help ensure the Endowment’s programs continue to have a positive impact.”

Franklin received a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Middle Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree in plant and soil sciences from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Outside of work, she enjoys camping outdoors, visiting national parks and exploring small mountain towns with her husband and son.

About the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities:
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities is a not-for-profit public charity collaborating with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative, and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities. To learn more about the Endowment, please visit our website at

For more information, contact:
Brooke Miller
(864) 248-4259

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