Ready to meet the brains behind Bookmarks?!
Ever since Ann Dempsey became CoEd’s Development Manager in 2008, she has been an integral part of the team. She does EVERYTHING, from marketing and fundraising initiatives to projects that utilize her techie background—we would be lost without her ability to troubleshoot our never-ending tech problems! Ann’s favorite projects include involving Josh and Chuck of Stuff You Should Know to raise money through their podcast, and launching this blog!
Ann cheezin’ for the camera with a student from Santiago Sacatepequez
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hobbies and interests: Reading, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering
What inspires you to work for CoEd?
Between high school and college, I went on a service trip to the Dominican Republic, and lived for two weeks with a host family in a poor, rural village. It was a life-changing experience. I learned that we all need to pitch in together, using the gifts that we have to help those that don’t even have the opportunity to get an education, much less escape poverty. I came out of the experience empowered with a true commitment to follow the mandate: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” (more…)