Anna Hargrave Appointed New Executive Director of The Community Foundation for the National Region in Montgomery County

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region announced today that Anna Hargrave, currently serving as Interim Executive Director and previously as Senior Philanthropic Services Officer, has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Montgomery County office.

Anna joined The Community Foundation staff in February, 2006. Through her previous experience at the Office of the Montgomery County Executive, Montgomery Youth Works, and the Jewish Social Service Agency, Anna came to the Foundation well-versed in program management, community outreach, and project development. She recently completed her service on the Board of Directors for Leadership Montgomery, an organization which brings together current and emerging leaders interested in making Montgomery County a better place to live and work.  A graduate of Kenyon College, Anna earned her BA in Spanish Area Studies and Drama.

In her nine years at The Community Foundation, she has worn many hats. She spearheaded planning for the annual Celebration of Giving event as well as numerous learning and networking opportunities for donors.  Most recently, this included the creation of the Foundation’s Taste of Philanthropy series in Montgomery County, which enables donors and philanthropic friends to connect with each other, learn about the community, and share their own ideas for making a deeper impact.  She also has led the Sharing Montgomery grant process, which engages donors in vetting 50+ high-impact organizations serving the County’s low-income neighbors.  Most importantly, Anna has worked 1:1 with hundreds of Montgomery County donors to provide them with the tools, resources, and support needed for them to give to all the causes they care about deeply, here and around the world.

“Anna is a strong, effective, and generous leader,” said Bruce McNamer, President & CEO of The Community Foundation. “She has the perfect combination of on-the-ground experience and strategic vision that we need to support and grow our work in Montgomery County. I join the Board and my colleagues in congratulating her on this appointment and look forward to working with her in this new capacity.”

“It is always rewarding to promote from within. Anna has been a key member of the Foundation’s team and will continue to advance the Community Foundation in Montgomery County to a bigger and better place,” said Thomas D. Murphy, Chair of the Montgomery County Advisory Board and Retired President of EagleBank.