Tess Anawalt Welcomed as Development Director

“I feel fortunate to work in a space where, every day, I can be inspired both by the courage of our clients and the strength of the conviction of our donors to support our clients’ needs. I am excited to continue to contribute to Outside In’s mission in an expanded role.” — Tess


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We are excited to announce that Tess Anawalt has been promoted to Development Director at Outside In. Tess will be taking over for Lori Slaughter, who has gone on to lead the ARCS Foundation as their first Executive Director.  

In 2015, Tess transitioned from corporate sales in the gourmet food industry to become Outside In’s first Major Gift Officer. Over the past seven years, in addition to managing annual giving, she has led the agency’s tremendous growth in its major and planned giving programs.  

Tess has a unique ability to engage people in our mission and inspire them to support, at the highest level, the work we do each and every day. We are excited to have Tess lead the work of our development team and enable Outside In to deliver life-changing programs across the agency.

The Director of Development, a member of Outside In’s nine-member senior leadership team, oversees, manages, and supports all fundraising and communications activities. Raised in Southern Oregon, Tess received a BA in Communications from Lewis & Clark College. She lives in Northeast Portland with her husband and young daughter, with whom she enjoys hiking, camping, mushroom foraging, cooking, and gardening.

Please join us in welcoming Tess into this new role at the agency. 

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