Anna Karrer Manley joined Metta Fund as Director of Communications in February 2019. In this role, Anna guides all aspects of Metta Fund’s institutional communications, external engagement, online presence, and media relations. She also partners with the foundation’s program staff to develop and implement communications strategies that advance visibility and awareness of its initiatives.
Anna comes to the foundation with over 15 years’ experience in the philanthropy and nonprofit sector. She spent the past five years in a consultant capacity working with various foundations and nonprofits around visibility, fundraising, brand development, donor communications, and external engagement. Her career in philanthropy began at the San Francisco Foundation, where she held a number of programmatic roles over the course of five years. Prior to that, Anna worked in international settings with education organizations.
Having grown up in three different countries, Anna brings an immigrant’s perspective and deeply respects and values cultural relativity and difference. She spent many years traveling the globe and her passion for access, justice, and equity keeps her work as close to community as possible.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Global & International Studies as well as German Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She also holds a Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from San Francisco State University, where she graduated magna cum laude.