Ann Dickson

Director of Major Gifts

Region covered: California, including counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Francisco

Ann brings over 20 years of experience working in both non-profit organizations and corporations in management, marketing, communications, fundraising, and community relations. Most recently, Ann has served in the role of Senior Market Manager, Community Engagement for the American Cancer Society covering the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin.

Ann has worked with the American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership Councils, cultivating donor relationships, including individuals, corporations and private foundations. In addition, Ann served as the territory market leader, responsible for over $1.8 million dollars in annual income for the market, working in collaboration with other ACS staff.

Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, Ann served as the Executive Director of the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation. In her role, she managed the annual three-day Sausalito Art Festival, which featured 270 visual artists, and is attended by over 30,000 patrons. She also served as the principal officer of the parent non-profit foundation, which owns and operates the Festival and awards both grants to community organizations and scholarships to promising student artists.

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