Ann E. Badger

Senior Consultant & Principal

As a deeply experienced educator and advancement professional who has worked in both schools and higher education, Ann brings a deep insight of the needs and opportunities at play in successful community engagement and strategic fundraising.  

Ann was the Director of College Advancement at Ormond College at the University of Melbourne for eight years. Prior to this, she was Director of Community Relations at Melbourne Grammar School for more than 10 years. In both positions, she was responsible for all advancement areas including fundraising, marketing, communications, archives and alumni relations. She led three successful campaigns during that time. 

Before beginning her highly successful career in development, Ann spent 17 years working as a secondary teacher, Head of English, Director of Curriculum, and a lecturer in tertiary education for leading Australian educational institutions.   

Anne is deeply committed to professional development as a tool to strengthen advancement practices and grow the talent pool within the region. She was president of both Educate Plus Vic/Tas and Educate Plus Australasia Inc. as well as serving for two years as the chair of the CASE Asia-Pacific Institute (APIEF). Ann presents regularly at conference and training courses for Educate Plus and CASE— particularly on major gifts, campaigns, and bequest programs. Her leadership work in educational philanthropy has been recognised with the Trevor Wigney award from Educate Plus. In 2021 she was made a CASE Laureate. 


Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia


  • Monash University, B. A.

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