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Amy Francis

Amy Francis

Director of Development

Amy is responsible for developing, monitoring, sustaining and leading relationships with current, new, and prospective donors and fund holders, including individuals, families, corporations, and professional advisors. She actively engages with clients as they consider and open new funds, initiates gift transactions, and maintains relationships with current fund holders to ensure that they receive high-quality donor-focused grantmaking services. Her goal is to always provide an excellent donor experience including planning educational programs that deepen philanthropic learning and engage donors in community issues that reflect their values.

Amy is also responsible for managing planning and logistics for the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council (AAEPC), which includes sponsorship and membership, marketing and communications, and quarterly events. The AAEPC provides information to a variety of wealth planning professionals about the charitable vehicles that can best meet the financial and philanthropic objectives of their clients.  

Amy oversees the marketing and communications functions of the community foundation. In this role, she led the efforts to build an entirely new communications suite, which included a new website, video, donor packets, marketing materials, and 2018 Annual Report. 

She joined CFAAC in 2008 as the Donor Services Coordinator. In that time, she has helped the organization grow its assets from $1.2 million to over $15 million. She has planned and coordinated numerous successful fundraising events, including the Great Give and CFAAC’s annual signature event, The Celebration of Philanthropy. Amy first became involved with the community foundation in 2005 when she created a Donor Advised Fund, which has raised over $500,000 to benefit children with cancer in memory of her daughter Zoe.