Ann C. FitzgeraldPresident
areas of expertise
- Strategic planning
- Fundraising audits
- Board and leadership development
- BA, The Catholic University of America
- MA, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
As founder and president of AC Fitzgerald, AnnFitzgerald has served as a trusted partner and adviser to dozens of nonprofits and funders. She holds a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University and is on the faculty of The Fund Raising School. Ann brings nearly three decades of experience in sales, management, fundraising, publishing, and marketing. Her expertise in analyzing nonprofit performance and creating tailored solutions has allowed AC Fitzgerald’s nonprofit clients to achieve their missions, raise more money, and maximize personnel resources.
Prior to starting the firm, Ann was director of development for The Heritage Foundation, where she helped increase contributions income by 20 percent by establishing integrated programs for direct marketing, major gifts, and planned giving. She started her career at BNA Software, now part of Bloomberg BNA, holding both sales and marketing positions.
Ann is an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business and Economics, on the faculty of The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and regularly trains on a variety of topics affecting nonprofits.
Ann serves on several boards including the board of visitors at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the board of directors at St. Bernard Preparatory School, and the board of advisors for Talent Market.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America. Ann and her husband live in Alexandria, Virginia.