Anne White, Ph.D., CFRE
Anne White, a fund development and marketing professional for over 40 years, has a wealth of solid experience working for well-known national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she attended college and graduate school in New York City, and spent her business life in the city until 1994 when she moved to Phoenix.
Earlier in her career, Anne served the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, consulting with its 51 chapters in the North Atlantic region - working on strategic development and marketing plans with an emphasis on individual and major gifts, special events and direct mail. As Development Director of Special Olympics International, she developed new chapter special events across the country, inaugurated a gala with the New York Giants, and created the very first Lincoln Tunnel Challenge. As Associate Executive Director of the YWCA of the USA, she built major gift and planned giving campaigns, developed cause-related sponsorship activities, and served as a resource to 4,000-member associations. In 1994, American Cancer Society invited her to assist in the role of creating a new division encompassing Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada.
In 2007, Anne reopened her former business in New York City, Anne C. White Associates, a consulting firm specializing in fundraising and marketing for non-profit organizations, which need professional personalized guidance to help them build capacity for development. A member of AFP since 1977, Anne received her certification as a CFRE in 1987, and Master Trainer Designation in 2011. She has served as designer and mentor in the AFP Professional Development Program, Board member of the Balsz Community Education Foundation, National Society of Arts and Letters, Phoenix Chamber Music Society, and serves on the Policy Council for the Alliance of Arizona Non-Profits. An experienced trainer and facilitator, Anne is a certified trainer for the Team Modules of IBM Workforce Solutions and facilitates board development workshops and seminars on developing annual fund plans for sustainability Anne has been adjunct faculty and instructor at Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickenson University, Drew University, William Patterson College and Orange County Community College, and developed two one-year long certification programs for two universities in New York City.