Annie Proietti chairs the board of directors of the Walton Family Foundation, where she has served on the Education, Environment and Home Region Program committees. Her professional and personal experiences shape her strong connections to each of the foundation’s giving programs.
Annie is an education advocate with experience working at the foundation on education grants and data analysis, as director of student services at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School and as manager of a SCORE! Tutoring Center in Alexandria, Virginia, where she tutored a diverse community of students and gained valuable experience in operating a business.
She grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas, and maintains close ties to the people and communities of the foundation’s home region. Through family camping trips and canoeing while growing up in Northwest Arkansas, Annie developed a love of the outdoors and remains committed to protecting natural resources.
Working directly with students sparked her interest in youth development programs, with an emphasis on immigration advocacy, career and technology education, and initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles.
Annie holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in education policy from the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.