Political and Non Profit Strategist
Anne’s nearly 40-year career in fundraising has spanned the development of new technologies and fundraising strategies. Always on the cutting edge of blending these technologies with business, Anne has developed one of the most comprehensive, technologically advanced fundraising operations in the country.
After her early work on political campaigns in the late 70’s, she founded Capital Campaigns, Inc. which has consulted to over 300 candidates, initiatives, referendums, businesses and charities including Muhammad Ali, UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, UCI School of Medicine, LA County Museum of Art, the House Ear Institute, the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Los Angeles BioMedical Institute at Harbor-UCLA, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as numerous campaigns for President (George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Ronald Reagan, Pete Wilson, George W. Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani), Governor (Pete Wilson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Deukmejian, Jeb Bush, George W. Bush), US Senate (over 100 campaigns around the country), The Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, and Republican Governors Association. Most recently she has been credited with jump-starting and managing Mike Garcia’s campaign thru his special election win in May of 2020. One of the first seats Republicans were able to take back in 2020.
Anne Dunsmore has set new records for charitable giving, having served as Director of Development for UCLA Medical Sciences (averaging over $180 million/year) managing a staff of over 30 people where, in addition to programmatic needs, they raised $1.2 billion to build two new hospitals as well as additional medical, academic and research facilities. The naming concept as well as funding strategy of the current Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was designed by Anne Dunsmore during this time, when she also consulted on the David Geffen School of Medicine naming. Currently Anne’s passion is Angel Force USA – and non-profit that works to raise awareness about suicide – stop SuiSilence, the avoidance of discussion about suicide.
Anne Hyde Dunsmore was born and raised in New England. She attended Kent School in Connecticut and graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, after only 3 years, with a double major in Asian Studies (with Departmental Honors) and International Relations. She attended graduate school at American University. She has two children and 2 grandchildren and resides in Laguna Beach, California.