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Annie Cotten

Director of Advancement

Annie Cotten is a development and relationship-building specialist committed to the preservation and advancement of arts, culture, history, and conservation in service to the promotion of education, empathy, unity, and equality.

After studying dramatic arts in California, Annie built a career in film and broadcast media production before finding her vocation in non-profit philanthropy. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Annie was and is enormously influenced by the wake of the Civil Rights Movement in the American South and captivated by the literature of the region, leading to her interests in history, social justice and storytelling. This informed her work raising transformative support toward a 400M Capital Campaign at The National WWII Museum, and underscores her current commitment to furthering the growth and extension of the American Jewish Historical Society.

Annie and her dog, Puck, live in Atlanta, GA, where they enjoy hiking, squirrel watching, and snacks. They are both happy and excited to be on board with the mission of AJHS.