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Ann Bennett-Phillips

(336) 747-0133 x 202

In 2006, after 20 years in banking, it was time to make a shift into the world of working with nonprofits. My background as a Senior Vice President with First Citizens Bank had honed my financial and sales skills and stressed the importance of exceptional customer service. For me, banking was a great mix between people and numbers, as I enjoy both. Likewise, my role as President at CapDev affords me the balance of working closely with clients and serving in financial management arenas – a natural fit for my people and business skills.

It has been instilled in me all my life to give back to the community, and I value my volunteer work with many nonprofit organizations, including board service roles such as: the NC Center for Public Television, Forsyth Tech Foundation, Chair of the Forsyth Tech Board of Trustees, NC Public Schools Forum, Board Chair of Central YMCA of Winston-Salem, Metro YMCA of Forsyth County, Wake Forest University Planned Giving Advisory Council, and Leadership Winston-Salem Connections program. My involvement with these community organizations helped with an easy transition to Capital Development Services.

I enjoy managing our team of counsel staff ensuring that every client's fundraising needs are met. I love being personally involved with each client and ensuring our entire team is coordinating our services and experiences to provide the best fundraising counsel and executive search services possible.

A native of Winston-Salem, I grew up as the seventh of eight children. Although I loved coming from a big family, I felt two boys was perfect. I am a graduate of NC State University and the NC School of Banking. I enjoy work very much, but also like to play tennis, go horseback riding, snow skiing, hiking, traveling or just be outdoors. 

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