Anne Scharf was promoted to Vice President of Hunt Family Foundation and Civic Affairs on May 3, 2019 after spending five years as the Director of Foundation and is entering her 12th season with the Chiefs in 2021.
In her role, she oversees 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. Signature community partnerships include the Chiefs Charity Game, which has raised more than $14 million for local charities, an education based partnership with City Year Kansas City supporting the Kansas City Public School District and a collaboration with MOCSA to expand their programs that prevent sexual violence and increase awareness about victim services in Kansas City.
In 2020, the Hunt Family Foundation provided assistance to 80 organizations, made a number of specific contributions in support of COVID relief efforts, including to the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund and to the most recent Chiefs Charity Game partner, Cornerstones of Care. The Hunt Family Foundation also matched player and Ambassador donations for various causes, including the funding of more than 240,000 meals to Harvesters.
In addition to overseeing COVID relief for the organization in 2020, Scharf was instrumental in a number of the club's Inspire Change efforts, which were identified by player leadership as critical areas to support. This work included voter registration efforts on Chiefs.com, club social channels, as well as voter registration events at the Truman Sports Complex, as well as developing a plan for supporting local minority-owned businesses. In addition, Scharf worked closely with the Kansas City Election Board to coordinate and execute a plan that saw GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium serve as polling location for the November 2020 general election.
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 sits on the Board of Directors for The Children's Place and on the Trent Green Ronald McDonald House Golf Committee. Previously she served on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, has participated in the Governance Academy for the United Way of Greater Kansas City, was 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.
She earned her bachelor's degree in history from Yale University, where she was captain of the Yale field hockey team and was a member of both the Yale College Council and the Yale Community Outreach Committee.
Education: Yale University (B.A. 2001). **Family:** Husband - Brian; Children - Charlie and Tommy.