President and CEO
“Every day, I see inspiring examples of how residents of rural areas are working to maintain their communities’ assets while also building ambitious and vibrant futures.”
Anne Kubisch was drawn to The Ford Family Foundation in 2013 because its community building values are infused in all aspects of the Foundation’s work — from investing in rural capacity to lead local development efforts to building community among the thousands of scholarship recipients and alumni. She has spent her entire career working to improve the well-being of children, families and communities and reduce socioeconomic inequities.
“I get to spend every day with a staff made up of the most passionate, brilliant and hard-working people I know,” Anne says. Rounding out a decade as the Foundation’s president and CEO, Anne led the recent strategic planning process toward a cohesive vision that aims to ensure children and youth can fulfill their life potential and avoid hardships.
Anne holds a graduate degree from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an undergraduate degree in English from Tufts University. Before joining the Foundation, she spent more than three decades working in Latin America and Africa and throughout the United States on social and economic development strategies. She has served as chair of the Portland Branch Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Foundations for a Better Oregon. She is a member of the Governor of Oregon’s Early Learning Council.
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