Anne Mosle is the 2014 Endicott commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate. She is a vice president at the Aspen Institute and executive director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. She is a leading thinker, advocate, and voice in building pathways to opportunity for low income families and women. With 20 years’ experience in policy and philanthropy, Anne has been recognized as Washingtonian of the Year, Ms. Magazine Woman to Watch, and as a Visionary Philanthropist.
In her current role at the Aspen Institute, she directs Ascend, the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move vulnerable families towards educational success and economic security. Ascend has been a national leader in catalyzing a two-generation approach to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Prior to the Aspen Institute, Anne served as a vice president and officer of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as the president of the Washington Area Women's Foundation, and as a senior vice president at the Center for Policy Alternatives. She has organized major summits at The White House and 10 Downing Street.. Anne holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Richmond and has completed graduate coursework at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.