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Ann Bennett-Phillips

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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, former board chair of the Forsyth Tech Board of Trustees, NC Public Schools Forum, former 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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