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Anne McEnany - President & CEO

Anne McEnany

Anne McEnany is the President & CEO of the International Community Foundation. Anne leads the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolio in all program areas and other special initiatives.   Anne also manage the Foundation’s marine and terrestrial conservation program with an emphasis on the Baja California peninsula, coastal communities of the Gulf of California and the Eastern Tropical Pacific region.     Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Ms. McEnany also leads the Foundation’s efforts to expand the level of charitable giving by U.S. donors in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast regions to support charitable organizations in Mexico and Latin America.  

Anne has over 17 years of international conservation experience, working with organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Tropical Andes. For the International Community Foundation, Anne led a cross-border initiative to control erosion and manage stormwater in Los Laureles Canyon in Tijuana and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve in Imperial Beach; facilitated two “Alternative Futures” publications for La Paz and Loreto, including followup studies on desalination; managed the Laguna San Ignacio Whale Conservation Campaign; and provided advice and research to over 30 donor-advised funds.

Anne’s domestic environmental experience comes from the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth (in Miami), Trust for Public Land (in Los Angeles), Environmental Defense Center (in Santa Barbara), The City Project (in Los Angeles), and Resources for the Future (in Washington DC). Anne led the design team for TPL’s “Greenprint LA” and launched TPL’s community garden initiative in Los Angeles. Most recently, Anne helped raise over $1 million for parks in low-income communities in Los Angeles and staffed funder collaboratives working on smart growth in five Midwestern states.

Anne has an M.S. in Applied International Development from Tulane University and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia. Anne is the Editor of “Baja Calfornia Sur’s Community Based Needs and Opportunities” and “Blurred Borders: Transboundary Issues and Solutions in the San Diego/Tijuana Border Region.”