Contact

caldwell@brandeis.edu

Research Areas

Philanthropy; Non-Profit Management and Consulting; Women’s Leadership

Education

B.A., University of Michigan

Links

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Ann W. Caldwell

Ann W. Caldwell

Ann W. Caldwell

Ann W. Caldwell is President Emerita of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a degree granting graduate school, where she served for ten years. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and was editor of the Harvard Graduate School of Education alumni magazine and research newsletter. She was writer and editor for the Radcliffe Institute and for an early conference on feminist scholarship. She served as Vice President for Resources at Wheaton College and Vice President for Development at Brown University where she was the first woman to be the chief development officer in the Ivy League.

She currently consults for a number of non-profit organizations, focusing on executive leadership, board development, strategic planning and governance. The former chair of the Commission on Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education, she is currently a trustee and vice chair of the board of the American College of Greece in Athens.

Current Projects

The biography of Catherine (Kay) Filene Shouse (1896-1994) explores 20th century feminism, philanthropy, politics and international relations through the life of this remarkable daughter of the Filene department store family. Born in Boston, Kay Shouse spent her adult life in Washington DC. In 1920, she edited Careers for Women and in 1968 founded Wolf Trap Farm Performing Arts Park.

Representative Publications

Caldwell, Ann W. Foreward to Intentional Stewardship: Bringing Your Donors to their Highest Level of Philanthropy by Julia S. Emlen. Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2007.

Caldwell, Ann W. “Politics, A Profession for Women.” reSearch ezine Vol 1, Issue 1, Spring 2009.