Biography: Ann M. Hale, MA, CFRE
Ann Hale has lived in Anchorage, Alaska since the age of four. She is a graduate of Bartlett High School and earned a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1989. After three years of working in the advertising field, Ann began her career in fund raising and development at Providence Alaska Foundation where she worked for five years. She then served as Director of Development at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts from 1997 to 2002, as Director of University Advancement at Alaska Pacific University from 2002 to 2009, and Chief Development Officer at Big Brothers Big Brothers of Alaska from 2010 to May 2012. Since June 2012, Ann has been the Chief Development Officer at the Anchorage Museum, a 220,000 square foot facility with an annual budget of $11 million. In this position, she is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of fundraising and membership for Alaska’s largest museum.
Ann is a Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Alaska Chapter, and is a member of the AFP International Board of Directors. For the past two years, she has served as Secretary of the Board and is a member of the AFP Executive Committee. In 2011 and 12 she was Vice Chair of Membership Services. Previously she held many other volunteer roles at both the local and international levels for AFP.
She received her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation in September of 2001 and holds a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. In 2001, she was honored with receiving AFP Alaska Chapter’s Outstanding Development Professional Award.