Trustee Moulton Receives Philadelphia Zoo Conservation Impact Award

By Purnell T. Cropper | October 25, 2011

Hugh G. Moulton, a member of the Arcadia University Board of Trustees, will receive the Conservation Impact Award from the Philadelphia Zoo on Nov. 3 at the zoo’s Global Conservation Gala.

“Hugh Moulton’s lifelong passion for the quality of the environment and his devotion to quality education come together perfectly in this award,” says Arcadia University President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III. “It is wonderful to be recognized by an organization that is not only America’s oldest zoo and a Philadelphia treasure, but also cutting-edge in its outreach to community and a global leader in research and education. Congratulations, Hugh, from all of us at Arcadia!”

The Conservation Impact Award is “for his lifetime commitment to regional open space conservation, including his many contributions to the preservation of Erdenheim Farm,” according to the Philadelphia Zoo, which for almost 150 years has been a place for generations of families to embrace and experience wildlife. The Zoo has worked for decades to preserve habitats and endangered species around the world.

“Erdenheim Farm is a 450 acre property dedicated to preserving traditional and sustainable methods of animal husbandry and farming. We raise award winning Angus Cattle and Cheviot Sheep and maintain an orchard and vegetable plots. We offer products that are grown and raised with special care on land which has been in continuous farming use since the days of William Penn,” according to the website.

Moulton has served on the Board since 1991 and is now in the second term of his second cycle. He is the retired Executive Vice President of Unisource Corp. Prior to this, he served as Vice President and General Counsel at Alco Standard Corp. and Dolly Madison Industries and was an attorney with Montgomery, McCracken, Walker and Rhoads.

Hugh graduated from Amherst College and the Yale Law School, and took the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

His community engagement includes service as: former President, Treasurer and Director and current chair of the Advisory Committee of the Wissahickon Watershed Association; former Director and President of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association; Director of Clemens Markets; Director and Chairman of the Whitemarsh Foundation; Director of the Montgomery County Lands Trust; former Chair and current Trustee Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Nature Conservancy; former Director of the Barrier Island Park Society; member of the Advisory Committee of the Carson Valley School; Trustee and Secretary of The Hill at Whitemarsh; member of the Advisory Council of the Natural lands Trust.