Anne Kubisch

Anne Kubisch joined The Ford Family Foundation in 2013 as its second president. She came to the Foundation after 19 years at The Aspen Institute (New York), an international non-profit leadership development and policy studies organization.

She founded and served as director of the Aspen Roundtable on Community change, a national resource center that advises policymakers, funders and practitioners on strategies for improving outcomes for low-income children, families and communities.

From 1977 to 1993, Anne worked in the international development field on poverty, health and economic vitality programs in Latin America and Africa.
Anne holds a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Tufts University.

She is married to Mark Montgomery, professor of economics at Stony Brook University, NY, and senior research associate at The Population Council, NY. They have two children,
Marina and Nicholas.



Anne’s Monday Session:

From Heartache to Healing – When Rural Communities Face Tragedy Together

Our region has been challenged by natural disasters and human tragedies.  For rural communities, unexpected catastrophes create unique demands and challenges.  Facing limited infrastructure and often ill-defined communication plans, communities fall back on the nonprofit sector for support.  How do we, as nonprofits, rise together using whatever community resources exist, to successfully serve and seamlessly do what is needed with or without warning? When tragedy strikes us personally, as well as our community, how do we cope over the longer period of healing and reconstructing?

Please join our expert panel members in exploring together experiences with their communities’ response to tragedy and the transition towards long-term healing.

Kathy Bryon, Executive Director, Gordon Elwood Foundation 

Anne Kubisch, President, Ford Family Foundation
Bryan Trenkle, Director, Greater Douglas United Way
Gina Zottola, Executive Director, Wild Rivers Community Foundation