ANN ENNIS DECLARES INTENT TO RUN FOR DISTRICT 2 SCHOOL BOARD SEAT

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Ann Ennis is declaring intent to run for a District 2 seat (two will be elected) for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Board of School Trustees.

The filing is not until late July 2018 for this non-partisan elected office. Ennis wants to meet with the community during the summer months to gather even more information so as to be an effective trustee.
Ennis has a more than 20-year history of advocating for public schools, fiduciary responsibility, and open communication.  Earlier this spring, she began talking with voters — taxpayers, parents, students, employers and more about impressions and understanding of the state’s third-largest school system — the EVSC.
Trust.  Transparency.  Dialog.

OBJECTIVE Seeking a seat representing District 2 on the Board of Trustees of the

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.  Non-partisan elected seat,

county-wide vote November 2018.   (filing in late July 2018)

WORK EXPERIENCE

May 2017-Present Freelance grant writing and fund development.

December 2013- Public Education Foundation of Evansville

May 2017 Fund Development Director, part-time

Responsibilities include expanding agency financial resources, starting two 

planned giving societies, differentiating agency public image; organizing 

and expanding databases; coordinating targeted funding programs.

February-May 2016 Candidate for State Representative, Indiana District 64 

Candidacy included initiating and developing relationships in each of five

counties, public speaking, representing my platform in more than 125 

public events, fund-raising, and extensive tenacity and organization.

October 2012- City of Evansville Safe Havens Grant

January 2014 Project Coordinator, temporary part-time

Responsibilities included communication and coordination tasks to secure the release of Safe Havens Funds from the Office on Violence Against Women to the contractor, Parenting Time Center; community education; administrative planning and advising on sustainable agency development leading to broadening PTC’s community support. 

May 2012- Reflecting Waters and its active ministry of Ruth’s House

September 2012 Coordinator, Community Education, and Development, temporary part-time

Responsibilities included communication/promotional activities to rapidly 

elevate agency profile; repairing agency relationship issues and improving community partnerships.

 June 2005- Keep Evansville Beautiful

January 2012 President

Responsibilities included implementing board-developed Strategic Plan, stabilizing and expanding agency financial resources, improving agency public image in order to enthuse private-public community about litter abatement and green-infrastructure grassroots efforts; fundraising.  

April 2003- Habitat of Evansville

June 2005 Development Director

Responsibilities included leading effort to raise funds for a $1.4 million 

annual budget; working closely with Executive Director to create and

implement the annual development plan and five-year campaign; creating 

giving society program; managing and implementing donor and sponsor relations activities and events; grant writing; media relations; internal and external communications; extensive public speaking.

May 1998- Freelance Writer and Project Manager

April 2003 Clients included Reitz Home Museum, The Catholic Foundation of 

Southwestern Indiana, Branson and Pritchett Public Relations, Center City 

Corporation (now GAGE), Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce, Evansville Zoo Guild, Catholic Charities.

October 1990- Keep Evansville Beautiful (then Operation City Beautiful)

May 1998 Staff Assistant (1990-1992) Program Coordinator (1992-1998)

EDUCATION

2004-2005 The Fundraising School, Indiana University. Principles and 

Techniques in Fundraising, five-day seminar.  Local program.

Interpersonal Communications for Fundraising, three-day seminar,

The Fundraising School, Indiana University.  Local program. 

Fall 1994 & University of Southern Indiana

1986-1987 English Writing Concentration; internship at GE Plastics.

1981-1984 B.A., Indiana University

Major:  Journalism and Political Science, double major.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

2015-Present

  • Language Arts Volunteer, Glenwood Leadership Academy.  2015-18
  • Creative Writing Club; Middle School Speech Team Assistant. 2015-17
  • Substitute Teacher for EVSC. 2917-18
  • Member Indiana Coalition for Public Education.  2011-present
  • Volunteer board member Big Blue Boosters FJ Reitz HS. 2013-present

 OTHER 

  • Indiana State Teachers Association Public Servant Award, 2016
  • Member, Maryknoll (Fathers & Brothers) Lay Affiliates, 2002-Present
  • Pigeon Creek Greenway Advisory Board, 2008-2012
  • Leadership Evansville Greening Evansville Award, 2012
  • Leadership Evansville Class, Winter 2012

1 COMMENT

  1. I have known Ann since high school (we graduated Reitz in 1980), and Evansville and Vanderburgh County does not have a more qualified candidate who will work tirelessly to support and expand the quality education locally.

    Ann will be a great leader on the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation board

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