President, A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates
As founder and president of AC Fitzgerald, Ann Fitzgerald has served as a trusted partner and adviser to dozens of nonprofits and funders. She holds a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University and brings nearly three decades of experience in sales, management, fundraising, publishing, and marketing. Her expertise in analyzing nonprofit performance and creating tailored solutions has allowed AC Fitzgerald’s nonprofit clients to achieve their missions, raise more money, and maximize personnel resources.
Prior to starting the firm, Ann was the director of development for The Heritage Foundation, where she helped increase contributions income by 20 percent by establishing integrated programs for direct marketing, major gifts, and planned giving. She started her career at BNA Software, now part of Bloomberg BNA, holding both sales and marketing positions.
Ann holds a bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America. She serves on the board of visitors of Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Ann and her husband live in Alexandria, Virginia.