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Annemarie Menna

Consultant

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Social impact strategist driving equity through community and philanthropic initiatives

Annemarie’s work is inspired by communities that collaborate at the intersection of storytelling and social justice—and by projects that engage innovative community-driven solutions to drive systems change. Annemarie strives to support and develop solutions that center community organizations as experts in their own work, as well as facilitate the equitable distribution of resources to deepen their impact.

Annemarie currently leads the strategic design and implementation of several high-impact community giving and engagement initiatives as part of a multi-million-dollar community giving portfolio. She conducts landscape and stakeholder research, due diligence and analysis to inform ongoing community investments unique to each program, and proactively identifies client needs as well as new efficiencies, ideas, and cross-sector collaborations—from the arts and culture space to the field of public health—in support of a partner’s overall strategy. Whether preparing grant dockets or facilitating workshops, Annemarie approaches the work with a project manager’s dedication to detail and a strategist’s enthusiasm for innovative thinking. In addition, Annemarie supports the development and implementation of overall best practices and frameworks for client grantmaking, knowledge management, capacity building among Learning Community networks, and more.

Annemarie specializes in identifying the essential questions that catalyze opportunities to effect organization and systems-level change—bridging perspectives between community organizations and clients seeking to collaborate for greater impact in new and innovative ways.

At TCC Group:
  • ViiV Healthcare: Annemarie is the lead on several youth-centered leadership development initiatives and events, including the Positive Action for Youth grantmaking program, which focuses on advocacy, networking building and more to support LGBTQ+ and/or HIV+ youth in living healthy and empowered lives. From conferences, grants management, and e-communications, to large convenings and one-on-one meetings, Annemarie serves as the first point-of-contact on behalf of the client for several Learning Community cohorts comprised of dozens of local and nationally reaching organizations. Annemarie is responsible for identifying synergies across program development, capacity building opportunities and grantee initiatives, creating effective reporting and storytelling tools, and ensuring overall program efficiency.
Before TCC Group:
  • McCarter Theatre Center: Annemarie managed an annual portfolio of 70+ corporate, government, and foundation grants as the Institutional Giving Manager of McCarter Theatre Center, generating more than $2 million in revenue each year. In addition to a hands-on role coordinating sponsorships, soliciting gifts, and executing all grant proposals, she also wrote all donor communications and provided an annual analysis of demographic, financial, and patron data. Annemarie also participated in a Philadelphia-area grantee cohort that built local capacity for relaxed performances, or performing arts experiences for individuals with Autism or other sensory differences.
Education:
  • Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
    • BA, Cultural Anthropology, with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric
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