Ann Lovell, Lovell Foundation

Twitter = @AnnLovelWMM

Ann Lovell is a certified public accountant with more than 30 years of experience in business, focusing on financial accounting and tax consulting. She is the President of the David and Lura Lovell Foundation, and served as the Executive Director from 2004 - 2012. Ann is also Founder of the Valley Foundation, which provides college scholarships in Southern Arizona. She the Founding Director and Treasurer of The Bravewell Collective, a philanthropic collaborative established to advance integrative medicine. And she was a founding board member of Social Venture Partners Tucson. Ann dedicates a lot of her work and focus on the advancement of women and girls. She is a Founding Director, former VP, and current Board President of Women Moving Millions, whose mission is to catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls. 

Ann joins the Philanthropy Hour today to speak about some of her accomplishments, namely in her work on the movement for women and girls. Ann is outspoken in her ideas of empowering women and girls, and providing them with a stronger voice. She believes it is imperative that more women step up and take control, from raising healthy children to leading businesses, or even countries. She points to some of the movements that she has been a part, from the One Billion Rising to the OpEd Project. And she talks about the importance of volunteer work, about everybody in the world getting involved and giving their time to projects they believe in. Ann brings the same level of passion and conviction to this interview as she does to everything else in life. 



In this interview, we discuss:

  1. Philanthropy is really just a love of humanity, which anybody can practice. (2:00) 
  2. It all comes down to 4 W's: work, wisdom, wealth, and wit.  (4:45)
  3. Joining the Women's Leadership Board and a life-changing journey to Liberia. (12:15)
  4. How we can all get involved by volunteering for projects we love. (23:45)
  5. What makes you come alive? That is the work you should be focusing on. (29:15)
  6. Why her work with women and girls is so critical to improving this country.  (33:00)


"The act of helping another human empowers and spiritually enlightens your world."  -Ann Lovell   


  1. The Institute for Inclusive Security works with female leaders in conflict regions. 
  2. And serves on the Board of the Foundation For Women.  
  3. USA News article about using Oped articles in local press to promote causes. 
  4. Women Moving Millions campaign provides unprecedented resources to the advancement of women and girls around the globe. 
  5. Ann is a Founding Partner of Social Venture Partners in Tucson: SVP Tucson.
  6. The Promise of Mandatory Community Service in the Stanford Social Innovation Review
  7. Social Impact Investing article in Womens eNews


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