Annie Hankins is a program associate on the Managed Organizations team. She provides operational, financial, and programmatic services for a portfolio of projects within the New Venture Fund and Windward Fund—both 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.
Prior to joining Arabella, Annie served as a research and communications manager for the Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB), a program of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. At MHIB, Annie conducted research and developed outreach materials to promote the Maryland horse industry. While pursuing her graduate degree, Annie worked as a graduate assistant for the University of Maryland School of Public Policy’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. There she helped teach an undergraduate philanthropy class that enabled students to award grants and participate in the Do Good Challenge, a campus-wide philanthropy competition. Driven by her love for animals and the environment, Annie has worked with a variety of nonprofits, including the American Horse Council, the Humane Society of the United States, the Grameen Foundation’s Bankers Without Borders, and the Wildlife Trust of India.
Annie has a BA in equine business management with a minor in economics from Otterbein University. She earned her MPP with specializations in nonprofit management and environmental policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.