Ann McElwain - Chief Development Officer

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As chief development officer, Ann McElwain leads development and implementation of all fundraising strategies for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, including individual, annual and planning giving, institutional philanthropy, and donor research, analytics, communications and stewardship. She fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization and develops strategies to strengthen and build the organization’s donor base, including the execution of campaigns to substantially grow restricted and unrestricted revenue, and helping to ensure the Trust effectively engages with a broad, culturally diverse audience.

Prior to the National Trust, Ann served for almost six years as the chief development officer of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for building meaningful financial partnerships with individuals, foundations, and organizations to advance strategic priorities of the organization, working closely with the board, management, and programmatic staff members. Previously she served in key fundraising positions at Dartmouth College, the University of Florida, and several family welfare nonprofit organizations.

Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and demonstrated fundraising success in areas ranging from individual and annual giving, to foundation and board support, to major campaign development and implementation. With a longstanding interest in history and historic places, Ann is passionate about contributing to our cause-oriented and place-based organization, and connecting with donors and other supporters who are passionate about our work.

Ann McElwain, Chief Development Officer

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