August 2015 - Ann’s Place has established a Development Committee to review the effectiveness of present fund raising activities. The committee consists of nine members: Peggy Marconi - Chair, David Nurnberger, Wilda Hayes, Kathy Pape, Ceil Ruggles, Bethan Austin, Betty Hensal, Patty Hellrigel and Catherine McGrath. The committee meets monthly, providing regular reports and recommendations to the Board. The first meeting was held on August 5, 2014 to decide how the committee will operate, issues to be addressed, a schedule of meetings, and creating an initial report to the board. Issues to be addressed are Board giving/outreach, direct mail, major gifts, government and private grants, special events, donor contributions, etc. A Development Plan will be developed to better organize fund raising efforts.