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.
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)
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)
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
- 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
- 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