john anner

author, international development expert, fundraising strategist and avid explorer

John Anner is an author, fundraising strategist, avid traveler and cycling enthusiast.

John is a social entrepreneur leading Dream Corps to be a catalyst in the field of social impact, bringing a diversity of thought-leaders together to find original solutions to difficult development issues.

 
 

Background

John was born in New York City in 1960. At present, he lives in Albany, California with his wife and twin daughters, who are in high school. John's oldest daughter is away at college in Boston.

Affiliations

John is a member of the board of directors of the Coral Reef Alliance, and was previously the board chair of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

Adventures

Motorcycle Racing. For seven years, John raced motorcycles as an amateur with the American Federation of Motorcyclists.

Cycling.  John is a member of the Berkeley Bicycle Club and rides regularly.

If not on his bike you may find John doing other activities such as scuba diving, backpacking or triathlons.

Travel & Languages

John's reasonably competent in French, Spanish, Pulaar (Fulani) and Vietnamese and can still order a meal in any of those languages.

John in Mauritania, West Africa during Peace Corps

John in Mauritania, West Africa during Peace Corps

John travels to other countries at least ten times a year. Find out where John's been recently.



BRIEF TIMELINE

2016-Present
Dream Corps
Chief Executive Officer

2003-2015
Thrive Networks
(formerly East Meets West Foundation)

President

1997-2003
Independent Press Association
Founder and Executive Director

1990-1997
Center for Third World Organizing
Publications Director

1987-1989
UC Davis, M.S.
International Development

1986-1988
Editor in Chief
Nicaraguan Perspectives Magazine´╗┐

1983-1985
Peace Corps
Mauritania (West Africa)

1978-1982
Tufts University, B.A.
Political Science.
Thesis compared agricultural policy
in Cuba and Tanzania

1976-1978
Greenwich High School
Greenwich, Connecticut