THE EUGENE ATWOOD FUND
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CHARLES T. CLARK
Charles T. Clark is a freelance writer and arts consultant; he has written for The Magazine Antiques, the New London Day, Connecticut Preservation News, Connecticut Explored magazine, and for various museum catalogues and exhibitions. He co-authored the catalogue “Charles Warren Eaton (1857-1937): An American Tonalist Rediscovered” for an exhibition at the Spanierman Gallery in New York in 2004. In addition, he has spent almost thirty years in the field of fund raising in Connecticut. His accomplishments include two years as Director of Major Gifts at Connecticut College in New London; four years as Campaign Director and Major Gifts Officer at The Nature Conservancy in Middletown; and from 1990-1997, he was responsible for Yale University’s development efforts in East and Southeast Asia, Fairfield County, Rhode Island, and Vermont. He has a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont and a B.S. in Environmental Design from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Mr. Clark is a resident of Bethany and Stonington, CT.
Mr. Clark has been a member of the Eugene Atwood Fund Board of Trustees since June, 2015.
Mr. Cosgrove has been a member of the Eugene Atwood Fund Board of Trustees since April, 2018.
Christopher Dixon is a descendant of some of Stonington’s first families. His grandfather, Franklin Hoadley was elected president of the Atwood Company in 1937 and was an advisor to the Atwood Fund. Dixon, a former securities analyst at Kidder Peabody, PaineWebber and UBS retired from Wall Street in 2003. He then went to Gabelli Asset Management where he focused on early stage investing in media and entertainment. He and his wife Barbara have lived in Stonington since 1975 and support conserving open space in Stonington. He serves on the board of Symphony Space, an arts organization in New York City and as chairman of Stone Acres Farm – a 65-acre Stonington farm founded in 1765 committed to growing a thriving food community.
Mr. Dixon has been a member of the Eugene Atwood Fund Board of Trustees since June, 2015.
ERICA LINDBERG GOURD, MANAGING TRUSTEE
Erica Lindberg Gourd is a resident of Stonington, CT and offers group and private classes in oils, watercolors, pastels and Photoshop. She loves to paint and create; and she earned a Masters in Digital Imaging and Design from New York University in 2006. Before starting Lindberg Designs, where she paints and teaches art, Erica ran a branding and marketing company called Lindberg Marketing + Media whose mission was to monetize the art and images of children's characters, authors, illustrators, television shows, movies and cultural institutions.
She enjoyed managing characters such as Where’s Waldo, Arthur and Paddington Bear and was formerly Vice President, Domestic and International Licensing for MTV Networks building the initial MTV, VH-1 and Nickelodeon product brands in the 1990’s. Before that, she was also the Director of Marketing for Jim Henson's production company where she launched movie and television promotions, built the first electronic and home entertainment departments for the Muppets. She enjoyed consultancies at Carnegie Hall, Bryant Park, Symphony Space and for Reading Rainbow.
Erica believes in supporting non-profits and has served on the Westerly Hospital Foundation, We Are Family Foundation, New England Science and Sailing Advisory Board and briefly at Stone Acres Farm on their Board. Her real love is to capture emotion through color and design in a way that makes people feel good. Today that effort is mostly directed to painting and teaching.
Ms. Lindberg Gourd has been a member of the Eugene Atwood Fund Board of Trustees since June, 2013.
AMANDA ATWOOD LINDBERG
Ms. Atwood Lindberg has been a member of the Eugene Atwood Fund Board of Trustees since August, 1982.
ELIZABETH DODGE WHITE
Elizabeth Dodge White grew up in Stonington, CT. She taught Middle Schoolers for twenty (20) years both in Providence and New Bedford. She received her Masters and a CAGS in LD and worked with students with LD in Math and Reading. She is also a member of the Westport Historical Society.
Ms. Dodge White has been a member of the Eugene Atwood Fund Board of Trustees since June, 1978.