CSI Recruits Director of Development to Spearhead Fundraising and Outreach Efforts

Press Releases — By on August 14, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Anne Kneuer joined the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey (CSI-NJ) as Director of Development on July 2, 2012. She will be responsible for working with CSI-NJ president, Jerry Cantrell, and board members, the State Policy Network, chapter colleagues and advisors on developing and implementing best practices for a vibrant development program for the institute.

Kneuer’s career in fundraising for non-profit organizations includes positions at associations, in the arts and education. She began her fundraising career with the Partnership for New York City, a prestigious business advocacy organization. Her passion for pro-growth policies and advocacy work began there. Later, she joined the team that built the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. For five years, she served as Director of Development for the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) housed at the Georgetown University’s Graduate School. There she worked closely with principal investigators studying public education reform and other key policy issues.

Said CSI-NJ President Jerry Cantrell. “Anne brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to CSI, and I’m thrilled to have her alongside as we grow our organization by bringing a voice of freedom to the citizens and leaders of New Jersey. Her addition adds a critical level of expertise to the Institute as we transition from start-up phase to a more mature operational model requiring an enhanced relationships with our supporters.”

Kneuer received her B.A. in English with a concentration in History from the University of Vermont. She has been a member of CASE and other organizations for fundraising professionals. Her work at GPPI led to several seven and eight figure research grants. Additionally, she brings a broad range of skills and experience to this endeavor as well as an entrepreneurial spirit. She was raised in Monmouth County, has lived in various parts of the state and currently resides in Sea Bright.

“I am delighted to join CSI-NJ in this capacity and at this time, and am dedicated to improving the fiscal health of my home state. I believe CSI-NJ implements a measured and thoughtful - yet powerful approach - to research, advocacy and ultimately change. And now is our moment. There is a great team of supporters in place at CSI-NJ which we will endeavor to grow through outreach, awareness and events. I look forward to sharing the CSI mission to like-minded citizens who want to put New Jersey back on track,” said Kneuer.

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