Meet the Staff
Anne Knapp, CFP
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Anne S. Knapp entered the world of philanthropy in 1991 from the world of banking, where she was a vice president. She became VP for advancement of Manchester College in Indiana in 1991. She has also served as VP for advancement at Rocky Mountain College; VP for planned giving with the American Heart Association, where she received their highest planned giving award; and director of philanthropy and director of philanthropic initiatives for Woodland Park Zoo; and is currently senior philanthropic advisor for PATH. While at Woodland Park Zoo she helped complete an $80 million comprehensive campaign. She also worked on establishing a program in family stewardship that involves developing a toolkit of programs and products that encourage families to engage their young ones in giving back to the community.
She has an undergraduate degree in international relations from Macalester College, and a master’s in consumer economics with an emphasis on high-level personal financial planning from Purdue University and is a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute program at the College of William and Mary. She is also a Certified Financial Planner. While living in Indiana, she served on the Wabash City Council for eight years. In Washington, she has served as president of the Washington Planned Giving Council (WPGC), cochair of Leave a Legacy of Western Washington, and chair of the WPGC Annual Conference. She is the 2015 recipient of the Frank Minton Professional Achievement Award of the WPGC. She was a 12-year member of the Washington Women’s Foundation and served on their Resource Development Committee. Happiness is hiking the mountains of Washington, bicycling the lowlands, cooking, reading, and enjoying the cultural treasures of Seattle when not spoiling her grandsons in Hawaii.
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