Anne Allen joined the Weinberg Foundation as a program officer in 2020 and supports initiatives within the Jobs portfolio. She is also responsible for developing strategies serving individuals with disabilities, as well as veterans and military families, including addressing mental health and wellness. In addition, she has led work around special initiatives, such as the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) initiative, to build capacity and resilience in the nonprofit sector.
Anne has spent her career working to advance economic inclusion within workforce development, asset-building fields, and philanthropy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Anne was vice president of workforce services at Goodwill Central Coast where she oversaw employment and training programs for disadvantaged and low-income populations. She created an economic mobility initiative, called the Prosperity Platform, for Goodwill and United Way organizations in California and Oregon resulting in cross-sector initiatives among workforce, education, and the financial services industry to help families build long-term assets.
Anne was also a community impact officer at the Central Indiana Community Foundation. There she oversaw and developed the strategy for the Family Success initiative focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through financial capability and workforce development programs.
Anne has a master’s degree in philanthropic studies and a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Anne’s research focus areas include integrated service delivery, asset development, two-generation strategies, and best practices in workforce development to advance economic mobility.
Mountain trails, piano, Argentine tango, and mothering twin toddlers are some of her many passions and joys.