Ms. Anna M. Ginn is a Senior Director at Synergos, a global nonprofit organization that brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty. Synergos works on issues such as health and nutrition, agriculture, education and employment – creating opportunities for individuals and communities to thrive. Synergos creates, promotes and sustains collaborations among business, government, civil society and marginalized communities around the world. It fosters successful collaborations by building trust, designing and implementing change processes and enhancing the effectiveness of bridging leaders and institutions. Ginn oversees the Global Philanthropists Circle, a dynamic network of leading international philanthropists from 33 countries. The Global Philanthropists Circle inspires and connects philanthropists to enable them to be more strategic and effective.
Prior to joining Synergos in late 2006, Ginn served as Vice President for Development and Communications at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with responsibility for marketing and for annual fundraising of more than $55 million. LISC invests more than $1 billion dollars annually in low-income communities and is the largest national organization supporting community-based development. Ginn was the Senior Development Officer for Coastal Enterprises, Inc., a 25-year-old community development corporation/community development financial institution headquartered in Maine. She also served as Executive Vice President of CEI Capital Management Inc., helping create and manage CEI’s New Markets Tax Credit program. While at CEI, Ginn helped found two venture capital funds to invest in socially responsible businesses.
From 1984 to 1995, she was Publisher of Maine Times, Maine’s only issues-oriented statewide newsweekly. She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College.