The Board of Directors of the Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation, at its March, 2011 meeting, appointed Anne Swayne Keir President of the Board. Anne succeeds her mother, Judy Swayne, as President. Judy, founder of the Orange County Community Foundation and a leader in the philanthropic community, will continue as a member of the Board. The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation was started by Keith and Judy in 2004. One of the objectives from the outset was to see the family tradition of philanthropy carried forward with the next generation. “Seeing my daughter take on the leadership role gives me confidence that the tradition of philanthropy will continue. Anne brings an enthusiasm and passion plus an ever increasing experience and exposure to the philanthropic community that will serve her well in her new role,” commented Judy. “It gives both Judy and me considerable pride to see this transition take place,” added Keith.
Anne lives in Honolulu with her husband and daughter. She served in the Peace Corps and following that worked as a teacher in California and Hawaii. When Anne is not working on foundation work, she enjoys volunteering her time and skills to local and national non-profits. Anne works with the Association of Small Foundations by serving on both their Next Generation Committee and Impact Working Group, organizing and facilitating educational “Lunch and Learns” in Hawaii which focus on a variety of foundation related topics, participating with ASF educational panels and workshops, and organizing funder convenings in Honolulu,Hawaii and Orange County, California. Anne has developed a local group for next generation trustees called The New Generation: Family Foundations. She encourages trustees of Hawaii foundations, between their early twenties and early forties, to become involved in their community through service as well as philanthropy. She serves on the board of The Hawaii Art Alliance, sits on the fundraising advisory committee for The Path Clinic, and is helping organize educational workshops for the upcoming Association of Fundraising Professionals annual conference in November in Honolulu.