Faces of Conservation

In his day job, Robert "Rosie" Rosenberg assists high-net-worth individuals, families, endowments and foundations with investment, advisory and planning services as a vice president and managing director in Wilmington Trust’s Wealth Advisory Services division. Off the clock, he enhances wildlife habitat in his rural Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania neighborhood, where he recently witnessed a river otter in his backyard pond. As much as possible, Rosenberg takes to the outdoors at his farm in Delaware, just 25 minutes away from home.

“If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would spend all of my time there,” says Rosenberg, who uses his free time to make the 100-acre property more welcoming for wildlife. “In fact, I’d try and buy a bigger property to conserve and manage full-time.”

For now, serving as land steward on his farm in Delaware keeps Rosenberg plenty busy. To date he has removed almost 500 tires from the property and will soon tackle two abandoned automobiles. He has also planted native trees and grasses, constructed and strategically placed Wood duck houses, and continues to eradicate invasive Phragmites.

It’s this passion, and acquaintances with some of the Conservancy’s Delaware Board of Trustees members, that led him to accept a position on the chapter board. For this avid outdoorsman, it’s a match made in heaven.

Adds Rosenberg, “Hunting and enjoying the outdoors around the world has fueled my passion for giving back to the land. My new affiliation with The Nature Conservancy will teach me how to best achieve that at my own property and also through my relationships with clients and community leaders as a member of the Delaware chapter board.”

Indeed, Rosenberg brings more than 25 years of professional expertise in the wealth management industry, important knowledge that will benefit the Conservancy’s work in Delaware.

“I look forward to teaching my clients that a place like The Nature Conservancy can serve as a worthy benefactor of a portion of their wealth,” says Rosenberg. “Many don’t know it’s an option, but I’ll be ready with all of the information they need.”