About Anne Digenis

Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Anne Digenis

While raised in Portland, Anne has been a resident of Clark County for more than 35 years. She attended Clark College and WSU Vancouver, and cares deeply about the community she calls home. Since 1997, Anne has managed donor relations for the Community Foundation and has a strong understanding of our donor and nonprofit communities.

As Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Anne enjoys making connections that improve lives. She partners with our many donors to create community impact by matching their charitable interests to effective projects and programs across southwest Washington.

Anne loves spending time with family and friends and is passionate about parks and other gathering spaces that bring people together. She enjoys music of all kinds, live theatre, gardening, hiking, biking and kayaking.

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Recent Posts by Anne Digenis

How to Choose a Cause or Charity to Support

September 17th, 2020

We work with both our heads and our hearts when we choose a cause or charity to support. The head weighs costs and impact, while the heart pushes our passions and purpose forward. 

It’s a complex, and sometimes competing, balancing act that makes choosing a cause tricky. Andrew Carnegie recognized this more than a century ago. …

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The Columbia River Shapes Our History and Inspires Our Giving

March 7th, 2017

When the Columbia River carved its path to the Pacific Ocean millions of years ago, it made no considerations for what might come next. Without agenda, it pushed onward.

This uninhibited path has since connected thousands of people across what has now become seven states. Its vast basin has shaped cultures and economies as people have …

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Helping Donors Research Local Nonprofits

March 2nd, 2016

The head and the heart can oftentimes be at odds when it comes to charitable giving. As humans, we all love feeling like we are making a difference and helping others, but a part of us also wants to know what type of measurable impact our charitable investments might create.

Without tools to research local nonprofits, …

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Community Shines in Give More 24! Results

October 15th, 2015

If you’re like me, you probably saw the Internet flooded with local generosity when you signed into your social media accounts on September 24. All the excitement was for Give More 24!, southwest Washington’s 24-hour, online giving marathon. It was the Community Foundation’s second year organizing the event and—in many ways—it nearly doubled in size. …

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