July 18, 2007
Emily Hellewell, NPR
Andi Sporkin, NPR


July 18, 2007; Washington, D.C. Annie Callaway Davis, who has held senior level positions in corporate, foundation and individual fundraising, is joining NPR on July 30 as Vice President for Development and Executive Director, NPR Foundation, it was announced by Ken Stern, Chief Executive Officer, NPR.

Davis will direct all NPR activities and staff for securing grants from private foundations and government agencies as well as major charitable contributions from individuals. The NPR Foundation provides financial resources and volunteer leadership to NPR.

"Annie brings an incredible wealth of experience and accomplishment and will help NPR and public radio make its best case to the philanthropic community," said Stern. "I look forward to working with her as NPR develops new strategies that increase support from individuals, deepen our relationships with major foundations, and strengthen our collaborative work with stations."

Davis has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising for major institutions of higher education, culture, conservation and public policy research, most recently The Brookings Institution. Since 2004, she has been Senior Director for Development at Brookings; she joined there in 1999 as Foundation Relations Director and later was named Corporate and Foundations Relations Director. During her eight years at Brookings, corporate, foundation and government giving more than doubled, matching a period of rapid program expansion and a doubling of the Institution's budget.

She also has extensive experience in managing development programs. From 1996 to 1999, Davis was Vice President for Development at the Corcoran Gallery, directing all fundraising and membership programs for the art museum and school of art. Additionally, she served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Princeton University from 1992 to 1996, where she initiated a significant component of Princeton's $1 billion capital campaign, and raised building and endowment funds as Director of Grant Support at Mount Holyoke College.

Previously, Davis served as Director of Foundation Relations for the World Wildlife Fund, fundraising to support field conservation globally, and was Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where she secured major support for the museum's historic buildings and K-12 education initiatives. Davis holds a B.S. from the College of William and Mary.

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