Ann Anderst is a seasoned non-profit development specialist with the heart, passion, skill, and experience to help build your agency forward.


Ann Anderst is the Vice President for Healing the Children which oversees 15 chapters throughout the US.  Healing the Children (HTC) was founded in Spokane, WA and over the past 39 years has provided critical medical care to more than 277,844 children from more than 100 countries worldwide.  

Anderst is a 17 year member of the Rotary Club of Everett Port Gardner (serving twice as the club’s president) and was the executive director of the Healing the Children Oregon and Western Washington Chapter for five years.


Over the past 25 years, she has worked with many stellar non-profit organizations such as the YMCA, American Red Cross, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Anderst has been a volunteer, executive director, and fund development professional.  She has worked on all sides of the non-profit sector and shares knowledge and lessons learned to help others excel.


Ann Anderst is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and Pacific Northwest Regional Peace Corps Recruiter which ignited her passion for global health and international development early in her career.  Over the past nine years, she has made 8 international service trips to the countries of Guatemala, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.


Anderst lives in Snohomish, WA is married and has three young adult children.  Her husband and oldest daughter are both former Peace Corps Volunteers.



We all want it, we all feel it, and we need to refuel it constantly.  Ann Anderst has years of stories to tell and weaves them into a fun, witty, compelling, and motivating presentation.


Ann was featured as a keynote speaker for the Rotary District 5030 Conference at the Tulalip Conference Center in Marysville, WA on May 17, 2015.  Her presentation "Ignite Your Passion and Share The Light of Rotary" received a standing ovation by the 500 Rotarians in the room. Her most memorable comment after she spoke was from Bud who said "I'll never forget you!"  We all have the power to change the world.


Anderst can speak to a world of topics and make them relevant for your program.  Living on the farm in Ohio, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural villege in Africa, traveling around the world with international service groups, working in the non-profit industry for 24 years, raising three amazing kids, and keeping a marriage strong are just a few of the areas of experience Ann brings to the podium.


If you are looking for a speaker for your next luncheon or fundraising dinner, non-profit board or staff retreat, Rotary Club meeting, or community service group gathering, consider contacting Ann.  She can customize her presentation to meet your needs and leave your audience happy, inspired, motivated, and eager to give more.



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