On Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that Anne Scharf has been promoted to Vice President of Hunt Family Foundation and Civic Affairs.
"It's a rewarding day when we're able to promote talented individuals who have been instrumental to our organizational success," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "Since joining the team more than nine years ago, Anne has been an incredible resource across our business operation, which has included a lot of time and effort in our civic and community engagement areas. We're looking forward to seeing her continue to have an expanded impact on this community in her new role."
Scharf reports directly to Donovan on all matters related to the Hunt Family Foundation, as well as the organization's corporate philanthropy and governmental affairs. She also provides wide-ranging support for club ownership and team executives as it relates to civic engagement and responsibility. Established in 1983, the Hunt Family Foundation serves as a separate non-profit entity that supports the team's community outreach efforts and provides vital support to more than 100 local agencies annually. The foundation partners with generous individuals and businesses in Kansas City and has contributed millions of dollars to promoting youth health and wellness, fitness, and education, with a focus on doing so in underserved communities.
Scharf originally joined the Chiefs in December of 2009 as the club's Manager of Business Operations, spending more than four years supporting business development and strategic planning for the organization. In February of 2014, she was promoted to Director of Foundation and Development, eventually taking on the title of Director of Foundation and Civic Affairs in May of 2017, when she began overseeing the club's Community Outreach efforts.
She joined the Chiefs after six years with the National Football League office in New York City where she worked in the International Media and Events departments, with a focus on business development efforts for special events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft and International Series.
Scharf currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and sits on the Board of Directors for The Children's Place. She has participated in the Governance Academy for the United Way of Greater Kansas City, is an Event Chair for the 2019 Gala for the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and was an Event Co-Chair for Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care in 2017.
Scharf graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in history. She was a member of the Yale field hockey team and was a member of both the Yale College Council and the Yale Community Outreach Committee. A native of Los Altos, California, Scharf and her husband, Brian, have two sons.