President of A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates
Ann earned a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University. She has more than two decades of experience in sales, management, fundraising, publishing and marketing. Her expertise in analyzing nonprofit performance and creating tailored solutions has allowed her nonprofit clients to achieve their missions, raise more money and maximize personnel resources. Prior to starting the firm, Ann was director of development for The Heritage Foundation, where she helped increase contributions income by twenty percent by establishing integrated programs for direct marketing, major gifts, and planned giving. Ann regularly writes and speaks on fundraising topics, including donor relations, grant writing, systems management and prospect research.
Ann is a graduate of The Catholic University of America. She started her career at BNA Software, now part of Bloomberg BNA, holding both sales and marketing positions. She serves on the alumni board of Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Ann and her husband live in Alexandria, Virginia.