Senior Manager giving communities
Inspiration: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” — John Wesley
What working in this community means to me: “As a lifelong Twin Citian, having lived in 3 counties, I have had the good fortune to encounter people who have helped me on my journey. Through my work at Greater Twin Cities United Way, I can pay that forward through my vocation, volunteering and philanthropy. The Twin Cities is a wonderful place to live and I want to ensure that’s true for ALL citizens.”
Anne-Marie manages the Arise Project and Women United Giving Communities at Greater Twin Cities United Way and works to expand collective giving in the region. Giving Communities (often referred to as Giving Circles) are groups of donors who designate their gifts for a particular cause and work together to determine how and where the collective funds are invested in the community. This work involves fundraising, engaging volunteers and promoting the work of the giving communities more broadly.
Anne-Marie began her career working in insurance and banking, but her passion for serving others led her to transition to the nonprofit sector in 2003, and she has served exclusively in development roles since 2008. She has been a Director of Development for a variety of local and international organizations and was a Major Gift Officer at Second Harvest Heartland.
Her interest and dedication to fundraising and philanthropy go beyond her professional life. In addition to being a donor to many organizations, she is also an active volunteer. When not working or volunteering, she likes traveling, enjoying a meal with friends, learning new things and spending time with her husband and adult children, especially at their family cabin in NW Wisconsin.