Margaret Ann provides strategic leadership aimed at strengthening the MCV Foundation’s philanthropic efforts and relationships in the community and at Virginia Commonwealth University.
A seasoned advancement professional with more than 25 years of experience, Margaret Ann comes to the MCV Foundation from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, where she served as associate dean of alumni affairs and development.
Previously, Margaret Ann served as executive director of the Curry School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia. Prior to that, she served as assistant dean for advancement in the College of Education at the University of Washington. Before moving to higher education, Margaret Ann was president and CEO of Humanities Washington, a public foundation and the Washington state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, for 10 years. She also served as director of development of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Margaret Ann received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law. Although she began her career as an attorney, Margaret Ann transitioned to a career in philanthropy at Providence Medical Center Foundation in Seattle, Washington, where she served as the director of gift planning and major gifts, and led the capital campaign for its Comprehensive Breast Center.