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Mary Spencer

Mary Spencer

President & CEO

Mary Spencer is the President & CEO at the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) in Annapolis, MD. She is responsible for leading the strategic direction and financial growth of CFAAC, enhancing greater philanthropic awareness throughout the county, and increasing stakeholder knowledge about the issues that impact the health, vitality, quality of life and future of Anne Arundel County.

She has a diverse background across the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. In her previous roles, she has focused on organizational improvements in business practices, budgeting, public relations, fundraising, programming, and staffing. Mary has raised over $30 million dollars in Anne Arundel County in support of a variety of nonprofits. She served on the Board of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and has been a longtime member of both the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She co-chaired the nonprofit subcommittee of the Annapolis Small Business Recovery Task Force and serves as a Board Member of the Department of Social Services and the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. In addition, Mary is a member of the Maryland Community Foundation Association's steering committee, the County's Guiding Coalition Committee, and Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT). 

Mary has been a resident of Anne Arundel County for the past 45 years and joined CFAAC in August 2018.