Anne Pearson established her non-profit career in the Math and Mechanical Engineering Department of Stanford University, where she organized math and science seminars, and for over 20 years has focused on non-profit management and fundraising in a wide array of organizations and philanthropic arenas. Her work has engaged her as Community Resource Specialist for the LA Chapter of the American Red Cross, Director of Major Gifts for the Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation, Senior Development Officer at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she instituted several successful fundraising efforts, and with the Anderson Graduate School of Management, where she focused on annual corporate giving program. Through her combined love of education and fundraising, she was also instrumental in orchestrating the success of LA’s BEST program of the Mayor’s Office of Los Angeles, which catapulted the city’s investment in education. While there, Pearson managed a successful transition of the program from a single tax-based funding source to a board-initiated development program that now raises over $7M annually.
Early in her career she was pursued by the Annenberg Foundation to provide development expertise for the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Program (LAAMP), a five-year initiative to match a $75M grant, based on Walter Annenberg’s initial model gift of $500M to city schools throughout the US. Following her successful completion of the match, Pearson lead the development program for Project GRAD (Graduation Really Does Achieve Dreams,) a Ford Foundation program, and build a development team that raised millions. She is currently working with the Youth Mentoring Program and CLARE Foundation to create funding programs that change the lives of individuals and their communities.
She specializes in individual major gifts, foundation and corporate fundraising, board recruitment and development, annual giving/membership, and fundraising assessments. Anne attended Oxford University and the University of Puget Sound School of Law.
In 2010 Pearson was selected by the Obama Administration to attend the Economic Stimulus Plan for Education in Washington, DC and has been quoted on matters of fundraising importance in the New York and LA Times, Wall Street Journal and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. She is an avid scuba diver and holds an FIA Car Racing License. She joined Brimhall & Associates in 2013 as Senior Associate, with oversight for the new Interim Staffing Division.