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Anne Scharf was promoted to Vice President of Community Impact and Civic Affairs in May 2022 after spending three years as the Vice President of Hunt Family Foundation and Civic Affairs, and she is entering her 13th season with the Chiefs.
In her role, she is responsible for the community engagement strategy for the Chiefs organization, including philanthropy, community impact, community partnerships and community activations. She oversees the Hunt Family Foundation which provides wide-ranging support for local children facing barriers to opportunity and is also responsible for the Chiefs organization's governmental and civic affairs. She also provides support for club ownership and team executives as it relates to civic engagement and responsibility.
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 $14.5 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 2021, the Hunt Family Foundation provided $3.5 million in financial support to over 100 organizations in the greater Kansas City area. Over the past 10 years, the Chiefs and Hunt Family Foundation philanthropic footprint has surpassed $23 million.
Scharf has also been instrumental in a number of the club's community focused efforts, including education, food insecurity, children's health and wellness, and Inspire Change efforts to help support historically under resourced communities. This work has included voter registration efforts and overseeing the effort for GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium to serve as polling location for the November 2020 general election.
Since 2013, Scharf has been responsible for all government relations and civic affairs for the Chiefs organization in Kansas City and across Missouri. She represents the Chiefs organization with lobbying efforts in Jefferson City, works in partnership with other local civic groups to advocate for the Chiefs organization and the Kansas City region.
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 the MoKan Basketball Club, in addition to serving 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.