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Annemarie Menna

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Mission-driven storyteller enhancing community and grantmaking initiatives

Annemarie’s interest and inspiration are influenced by the intersection of storytelling and social justice—and projects that push the norms of social outreach to use qualitative and quantitative data in innovative ways. This passion was sparked by work at the intersection of art and community engagement. In her previous role at McCarter Theatre Center, Annemarie supported fundraising efforts for a wide range of arts initiatives, including  “The Princeton & Slavery Plays,” a series of commissioned plays and performances based on primary source documents detailing Princeton University’s relationship with the institution of slavery. She was also part of a grantee cohort in the Philadelphia region that built local capacity for relaxed performances, or performing arts experiences for individuals with Autism or other sensory differences.

Annemarie provides grants program management, project management, and program support for several high-impact community giving programs on behalf of ViiV Healthcare.

A trained writer educated in cultural anthropology, her background in the nonprofit arts sector, coupled with her experience in grants management, enables her to effectively build and enhance community-based and grantmaking initiatives.

At TCC Group:
  • ViiV Healthcare: Annemarie coordinates the grantmaking process for several community giving programs for ViiV Healthcare, which focus on reducing stigma around HIV for cis and transgender women of color as well as building mentorship programs to guide HIV+ youth through care. She supports various community engagement initiatives for these programs, from conferences, e-communications, and large convenings to one-on-one meetings. She also serves as the first point of contact for all potential and current grantees, providing support and guidance through the grant application process.
Before TCC Group:
  • McCarter Theatre Center: Annemarie supported institutional giving programs and managed the grant calendar for an annual portfolio of 70+ corporate, government, and foundation grants. The grants totaled more than $2 million for a performing arts center heavily invested in community engagement throughout the state of New Jersey. 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.
Education:
  • Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
    • BA, Cultural Anthropology, with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric
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