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Beginning the day of her undergraduate graduation, Ann Louden has been a leader in the field of advancement. For more than 30 years, she has led programs in alumni administration, development, capital campaign planning, major and principal gifts, strategic planning, and community partnerships.

She has done it all: from peeling the backs off of nametags, to moving furniture and hauling boxes, to asking for seven figure gifts and speaking to audiences of thousands of people. From grant writing, to relationship building, to encouraging and managing staff, to building relationships with prospective donors of great wealth, to conceptualizing, directing and producing compelling video messaging, Ann is as comfortable imagining the stretch vision as in nailing the smallest detail. She cares about it all.

Ann is a connector and a catalyst of change, motivating others by investing in authentic and committed relationships. Her reputation for building bridges, being politically savvy, and communicating with honesty and directness has earned her both loyalty and friends.

Her many honors and awards recognize her compelling leadership and connection skills, her memorable teaching, speaking, and writing, and her humorous look at the world.



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