Farrah, Anne

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Phone Number: 

(650) 433-3872 

Position(s): 

Director of Development

Biography : 

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Anne has extensive knowledge of the philanthropic landscape of the Bay Area. Her career has been dedicated to supporting schools and nonprofit organizations for over 25 years, and she brings a long-standing record of leadership, achievement and success in the nonprofit sector.

Prior to joining PAU, Anne served as the Chief Advancement Officer for Mercy High School, where Anne led an advancement team that included development, alumnae engagement, parent relations, and marketing and communications. Before that, Anne served at the University of San Francisco as the Director of Development for the School of Nursing and Health Professions as well as the graduate School of Education, overseeing all major gift fundraising. At USF, Anne managed a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals and strengthened the long-term philanthropic relationships between the schools and prospective donors. She also focused on building a strong donor pipeline in preparation for USF's $300M comprehensive campaign.

Anne also worked as a Major Gift Officer for the College of Health and Social Sciences at San Francisco State University, and as the Director of Development for 826 Valencia, a high-profile nonprofit organization focusing on developing writing and literacy skills in children ages 6-18, and as the Director of Community Relations for Seneca Center (now Seneca Family of Agencies), a statewide nonprofit organization which is a leading innovator in the field of education, community-based and family-focused mental health treatment services for children and families.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and was a member of Leadership San Francisco, a community trusteeship program sponsored by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Anne is a fifth-generation San Franciscan, and is an active volunteer in the community. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

 
 
 
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