Ann graduated from the University of Maryland in 1964. She has led a successful career as a public relations executive and received a Women of Achievement award from the Post Standard in 1973. She has worked as director of public relations and managing partner of Eric Mower & Associates since 1980. She is board chair of the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York and a trustee of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry Foundation.

“I was honored and delighted to accept the invitation to join the Community Foundation board. I knew about and admired the Foundation. One aspect of Board participation that I especially enjoyed and learned from was participating in grant decision-making. I was continually impressed by the quality of the Foundation’s research and outreach among diverse populations, as evidenced by the range of requests. The experience was interesting as well because I was on the other side of the table, facilitating grants versus asking for them on behalf of my not-for-profit affiliations.

I joined with other CNY participants in spearheading the creation of The Women’s Fund under the Community Foundation umbrella. We launched the Fund at Aminy Audi’s home when 10-12 of us became charter members and donated $1000 each. Nothing pleases me more than seeing that Fund continue to flourish, all benefiting CNY women and children.”