October 16, 2023
Meet Ann, Our Director of Development
In Summer 2023, after a three-month search, Ann Thompson became our Director of Development. She had been Hopewell's Development and Communications Manager since 2017. You could say she's outstanding in her field.
Ann leads the Development team in the Chagrin Falls office. In addition to annual fundraising, she will focus on nurturing relationships with donors, soliciting grants, marketing, event planning, and communications. Though her home base is in Chagrin Falls, Ann travels to the farm weekly to keep up to date with events and meet with residents and staff. If interested in a tour of Hopewell, contact her at email@example.com.
Prior to Hopewell, Ann worked with numerous non-profits, fundraising, and organizing events. In 2014, she received her master’s degree in urban design, planning and development, focusing on her love for sustainability and community involvement. She has lived in the Chagrin Valley for over 30 years, raising two children and too many cats and dogs. In her spare time, she teaches yoga and plays in her yard.Back to Blog