Olivia Alison

Associate Director of Philanthropy for Alabama, The Nature Conservancy

Although Olivia is currently working on conserving old growth longleaf pine forests, endangered mussels, and Red Hills salamanders, she is no stranger to art and artifact conservation. She trained as an art historian at Hollins University, the University of Delaware, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. After years as a curator at Savannah’s Telfair Museum of Art and director of its Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, she transitioned into fundraising. Over the past 20+ years, her efforts have helped support operations, exhibitions, acquisitions, and conservation at Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Old Salem, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and Birmingham Public Library. She also serves on the board of Old Cahawba Archaeological Park near her hometown of Selma Alabama.