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Anne is one of the brightest minds in the field of capital campaign planning and management. With bold thinking and a hunger to stay at the forefront of her chosen field, Anne provides her clients with state-of-the-art best practices in every circumstance. Anne began her fundraising career at Stephens College, and then went on to New York to earn a Master’s in Fundraising Management. Upon graduation, she worked as a staff consultant for Girl Scouts USA and on the campaign staff for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Centennial campaign. Eventually, Anne’s career led her back home to Houston, where she worked for the University of Houston Foundation, March of Dimes and University of Houston Downtown before coming to Dini Spheris.

No organization is too big or too small to benefit from Anne’s professional counsel. She has led the firm’s efforts to handle the unique challenges of helping organizations balance a commitment to mission with the desire to set new standards and achieve new levels of performance and results.

Perhaps it is her experience as an alumna leader at Stephens College that has enabled Anne to be a change agent in so many diverse settings. Anne has also served in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, including the local and national foundation board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where the M. Anne Murphy Award for Outstanding Professional Advancement is given out each year in her honor at National Philanthropy Day.

Working in a wide spectrum of client environments, from education to youth services to public-private partnerships, Anne is adept at addressing organizations that don’t fit the ordinary mold. Anne has proven herself to be a transformational coach to those involved in development planning and campaigning. From her volunteerism – Anne has spent over 25 years teaching fundraising courses in collaboration with Rice University – to her counseling practice, Anne remains a consummate industry leader.

Representative Clients Served

  • Concordia University Texas
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory
  • Fountain Valley School of Colorado
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
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  • Girl Scouts of the USA
  • INTEGRIS Foundations
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  • Memorial Park Conservancy
  • Neighborhood Centers Inc.
  • Rice University
  • St. Agnes Academy
  • The Methodist Hospital Foundation
  • University of Houston System
  • YMCA of Greater Houston

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