Annie currently serves as the Chief Advancement Officer for the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Prior to joining The Lenfest Institute, Annie spent seven years as the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Strategic Planning at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Working with volunteers, and a 35-member development team, she was responsible for leading and managing all of the United Way’s fundraising programs and initiatives, raising nearly $60 million annually from 100,000 donors, as well as volunteer engagement, affinity groups, and events. In addition to fundraising, she managed the nominating, governance and board development activities of United Way’s regional board, as well as the organization’s 100th Anniversary long range and strategic planning initiatives.
Before joining the United Way, Annie served as Vice President of Development and Board Relations for The Philadelphia Orchestra; prior to that, she spent 12 years at The Cleveland Orchestra, ultimately serving as Director of Development from 2000-2007. She has also held development positions at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Inc. and Carnegie Hall.
Annie attended Kenyon College and earned a BA in art history from Wellesley College, and serves on the Board of Commonwealth Youthchoirs, and Temple University’s Fox MBA Industry Advisory Council.