Anne Berry has been a leader in higher education advancement for more than 30 years, serving more than 20 years as a vice president and chief advancement officer. She has worked in three private liberal arts colleges, an Ivy League academic medical center, and a graduate school of business. She has guided the strategy and operation of every area of advancement. She has been recognized for her professional leadership, teaching skill, and the achievement of programs she has led.
Anne joined WASHBURN & MCGOLDRICK in 2012 and has brought her experience and expertise to campaigns and philanthropic counsel at a variety of educational institutions. Her assignments have included advancement staff and program assessments, campaign feasibility studies, pre-campaign and campaign counsel, and a variety of workshops for board members, volunteers, staff and academic leaders.
Before joining the firm, Anne led Lebanon Valley College’s Great Expectations Campaign, an effort originally designed to raise $40 million that raised over $55 million a year ahead of goal. As a result of her leadership, LVC’s fund-raising programs were recognized with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) “Circle of Excellence” Grand Gold award. She provided critical and creative support to the Board of Trustees Advancement, Trusteeship and Strategic Planning committees, and led a search for an Athletic Director.
At Saint Michael’s College, she led a comprehensive campaign from the articulation and testing of priorities, through the campaign’s successful conclusion, on time and over goal.
She staffed the work of the Board’s Advancement Committee, helped to launch the College’s first website, and chaired the Athletics Task Force and a search for an Athletic Director.
Anne began her career at Franklin & Marshall College, gaining extensive experience in managing annual giving programs. She served as director of development and alumni relations at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and launched the School’s first capital campaign for a new business school building. As director of medical annual giving at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, she led all School of Medicine annual giving programs and the Hospital’s grateful patient solicitation.
Anne has served as a member of CASE’s international Board of Trustees, chair of the Committee on the Profession, and chair of CASE District II, the largest of the eight CASE North American districts. She is an accomplished CASE teacher, having served as chair or faculty member for over a dozen CASE conferences including the flagship Summer Institute in Educational Fund Raising at Dartmouth College and the CASE Europe Spring Institute in Educational Fund-Raising. She received the CASE Crystal Apple Award for teaching excellence in 1997.
Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Franklin & Marshall College and completed advanced study at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.