Volunteers and Staff


While the day to day operations of the Foundation are managed by the Executive Director, the peer-to-peer fundraising model is implemented by a dedicated team of volunteers. The Foundation works diligently to maximize available funds for M-A, while relying on a team of volunteers to minimize overhead.

Interested in volunteering with the Foundation?  Contact us at admin@mafoundation.org. Board members typically serve two-year terms and recruiting begins each spring for the following school year.  



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Ann-Marie Meacham,
Executive Director, MPA, CFRE

In addition to approximately 30 board members and additional volunteers for the annual auction, the Foundation employs a full-time executive director to oversee daily operations and ensure full compliance with nonprofit guidelines, annual tax filing and audit and to provide guidance on best practices for board governance and fundraising guidelines. 

With more than 20 years of executive experience in the non-profit sector, Ann-Marie has raised more than $25M for causes near and dear to her heart, ranging from education to homelessness. She has a long history of volunteer management and is a Past President of the Junior League of San Jose and the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Her varied professional nonprofit experience includes work as a Budget Analyst for the City Manager’s Office in San Jose and as the Development Director for InnVision, now known as Life Moves.

Ann-Marie, originally from Connecticut, received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Jose State. In 2016, she obtained her CFRE credential indicating her dedication to continued education and volunteerism in the nonprofit sector.  

Ann-Marie also enjoys educating future generations of nonprofit professionals and presents on various topics at conferences across the country.