Anne Ferguson
Philanthropic Assistant, Scholarships, San Antonio Area Foundation

Anne Ferguson is a nonprofit professional with experience in libraries, museums, and community foundations. She received her B.A. with departmental honors in Urban Studies and Spanish from Trinity University in 2017. As part of her degree, Anne completed a self-directed research project about the changing fate of O'Neil Ford's architecture and modern architecture in San Antonio, creating a comprehensive public database of Ford buildings in San Antonio as they stand today. In 2017, Anne was awarded the Alex Briseño Award in Urban Studies, an accolade given annually to a Trinity student who, in the judgement of the Urban Studies faculty, has not only performed well in the classroom, but also lives the "Urban Studies experience" in their daily life.

As a student, Anne held leadership positions with the Urban Studies Society and Trinity Progressives. She also served as Head Coordinator for the annual Share the Wealth Fundraiser, a program that let students donate their unused dining dollars to local charity. Under Anne's leadership, the program raised over $60,000 worth of bulk food items donated to the San Antonio Food Bank and the Catholic Worker House.

During and after her time at Trinity, Anne completed internships with the San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Conservation Society, and Trinity University's Campus Master Planning Committee. These experiences helped to solidify Anne's passion for preserving San Antonio's rich culture and history, as well as the built environment that surrounds us everyday.

Anne is also an active volunteer in the San Antonio community and beyond. She regularly volunteers for her neighborhood association, local political campaigns, Hemisfair Park, Bridge Projects, and remotely with the United States National Archives as a Citizen Archivist.

In 2018, Anne successfully served as a Phone Bank Captain on Beto O'Rourke's campaign for U.S. Senate. As a volunteer leader, Anne organized and facilitated weekly phone banks, trained groups of volunteers to have effective in-person conversations with voters, and assisted hundreds of registered Texas voters make plans to vote.

Anne is a proud native of San Antonio. After work you can find her at her local YMCA, at home cooking and listening to pop culture and politics podcasts, or out exploring San Antonio by foot, bike, or bus.