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Annemarie Menna


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Mission-driven storyteller enhancing community and grantmaking initiatives

Annemarie’s work is inspired by communities that collaborate at the intersection of storytelling and social justice—and by projects that engage in innovative, community-driven solutions to drive systems change. Drawing from a background in institutional fundraising—primarily for an arts organization heavily invested in community engagement—Annemarie strives to support and develop solutions that center community organizations as experts in their own work, providing the resources to deepen their impact.

Annemarie currently supports several high-impact community giving and engagement initiatives as part of a multimillion-dollar community giving portfolio. She conducts diligence and analysis to inform ongoing community investments unique to each program, and proactively identifies client needs as well as efficiencies, ideas, and cross-sector collaborations in support of a client’s overall strategy. In addition, Annemarie supports the development and implementation of overall best practices and frameworks for client grantmaking, capacity building among learning community networks, and quantitative and qualitative data collection.

As a trained writer educated in cultural anthropology, equipped with a systems-oriented outlook and a passion for storytelling, Annemarie bridges perspectives between community organizations and corporations seeking to collaborate for greater community impact in new and innovative ways.

At TCC Group:
  • ViiV Healthcare: Annemarie coordinates the community giving process for several ViiV Healthcare initiatives, including Positive Action for Women, which strives to reduce stigma and isolation for cis and transgender women of color living with HIV; and Positive Action for Youth, ViiV Healthcare’s youth leadership and empowerment initiative specifically focused on building mentorship programs to guide HIV+ youth into adult healthcare. From conferences, grant applications, 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 two learning community cohorts, as well as more than 100 organizations receiving annual funding. Annemarie is responsible for identifying synergies across program development and grantee initiatives, collecting data, creating effective reporting tools, and ensuring overall program efficiency.
Before TCC Group:
  • McCarter Theatre Center: Annemarie managed an annual portfolio of over 70 corporate, government, and foundation grants for 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 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—performing arts experiences for individuals with Autism or other sensory differences.
  • Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
    • BA, Cultural Anthropology, with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric
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