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Annie Hernandez
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Executive Director
Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation/Youth Philanthropy Connect
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Annie Hernandez, Ph.D. serves as the Executive Director for the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation and has led the development of its special project, Youth Philanthropy Connect, which connects youth ages 8-21 involved in philanthropy through their families or a foundation with their peers, and provides educations programs that advance youth involvement in philanthropy and the professional skills of the next generation of philanthropic leaders.

Previously, Annie led the next generation efforts and developed the Good Works Connect network of nonprofits in downstate Illinois for The Lumpkin Family Foundation.  Her other experience includes service in a variety of roles in public and nonprofit organizations, including a management support organization, the State of Indiana’s Rural Affairs, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia where she was faculty with the Community Leadership Association, and Fiesta Indianapolis, Inc. where she was its first Executive Director.

Annie serves on the national board for Learning to Give as well and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management as well as a number of family philanthropy-related committees.  She received the inaugural Young and Emerging Capacity Builder Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.  Along with being a 21/64 trainer, Annie earned her MS in Agricultural, Environmental Communication and Education at the University of Illinois, and her BS from Texas A&M University. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University with her dissertation focused on effective networked nonprofits.