Ann MacDougall Appointed President,

Experience, Expertise and a Calling to Serve the Greater Good

Ann MacDougall Appointed President, (Photo: Business Wire)


SAN FRANCISCO--()--Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of, and Judy Mohraz, Chair of the Board of Directors, announced today the appointment of Ann MacDougall as’s President. Ms. MacDougall will lead strategy, operations, program initiatives, and fundraising.

"We have ambitious plans for our next phase of work -- and Ann's many talents will be instrumental in realizing them. She has tremendous energy and deep expertise in leading significant organizations. Perhaps just as important, this is Ann’s encore. She embodies everything the encore movement is about -- bringing together vast experience with a deep commitment to social impact,” said Marc Freedman. promotes the big idea of second acts for the greater good and leads initiatives that spread the word and build programs and networks that strengthen advocacy and transitions for the growing encore movement. is a national nonprofit with a presence in San Francisco, NYC, Boston, New Haven, and Ann Arbor.

Ann recently completed the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, which prepares experienced executives to take on new challenges in the social sector. Prior to the Harvard program, Ann was Chief Operating Officer of Acumen, a global, innovative nonprofit aimed at changing the way the world tackles poverty. Acumen makes debt or equity investments in early-stage companies providing reliable and affordable access to agricultural inputs, quality education, clean energy, healthcare services, formal housing, and safe drinking water. Previously, Ann was General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers-US and then Global Deputy General Counsel for the PwC global network. She currently serves on the board of Global Citizen Year, the Audit Committee of Lycée Français de New York, and the advisory boards of Equality Now and Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation. Ann graduated from Tufts University and received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

“I am honored to join this wonderful organization,” said Ann. “ is a leading innovator in spreading the encore idea throughout the nation and beyond. Both the organization and the movement are at an inflection point, and I look forward to working with Marc Freedman and his talented team to scale the impact and the idea of the encore movement.”

Never before have so many people had so much experience, time and capacity to contribute to the well-being of others, and to nurture the success of future generations. When tens of millions of us join together, imagine the problems we can solve. In the face of our common challenges, there’s so much more to do together.

Sara Ying Rounsaville, 415-952-5121


Sara Ying Rounsaville, 415-952-5121