Annie Zucker named new member of the TMT Board of Directors
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow is thrilled to announce our newest Board of Directors member, Annie Zucker. Native Nevadan and Reno-born Annie Zucker is a go getter in every sense of the word. Not only has she created a varied career in fundraising and the local arts and cultural scene, she has a passion for her community and a vision to make it healthy and vibrant. Her stated mantra is really self-explanatory: “I believe in putting your ideas out there. Procrastination and hiding your vision is stopping your success.” Annie is a native Nevadan, born and raised in Reno. She attended Oregon State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, then went on to achieve certification in nonprofit management from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her character traits and educational background are well-directed in her current position as Manager of Community Impact for Renown Health, the region’s largest non-profit healthcare network to which she has directed many years of energy and talent. Annie works closely with Wendy Damonte, Vice President of Advocacy and Community Partnership, strategically guiding the Community Development team to develop and maintain impactful relationships with local nonprofits. She also oversees Renown’s community benefit partner grants. In Fiscal Year 2019, Renown awarded $1 million to local organizations that advance programs to improve Washoe County health scores and bolster areas highlighted in the Community Health Needs Assessment. Prior to her current position at Renown, Annie served as Executive Director of the Sierra Arts Foundation, leading a small team to accomplish a big endeavor—building bridges between local artists and art groups to collaborate more effectively. She brought a wealth of business savvy to this role, having served just prior to that as a Development Specialist for the Renown Health Foundation. There, she administered the Renown Healing Arts Program since the early 1990s, while she also coordinated internal and external fundraising communication campaigns. During that time, Annie managed a cadre of more than 750 artists, musicians and volunteers who engaged with patients, performed for the public, maintained gardens and offered pet therapy to provide emotional support to patients and their families. Under her direction, the American Hospital Association listed the Healing Arts Program at Renown as a best practice in 2014. Annie knows first-hand about getting and staying healthy. Partly through diet and exercise, she has effectively managed diabetes for many years, and has been a volunteer and research advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since she was a child. If not sharing her love of the arts and community with her husband and two young children, Cooper and Kinsley, they can be found outside hiking and biking the beautiful northern Nevada trails. “Health and Wellness” is one of TMT’s Quality of Life indicator categories. We wholeheartedly believe that having local health institutions represented on TMT’s board is critical. We hope you are as excited as we are to have Annie join us. More information about the Renown Health Foundation and the many ways Annie works through them to positively impact our community can be found here.
We are thrilled to make this announcement. Join us in welcoming Annie to the TMT team!