Annie Averitt

Development Officer, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Annie Averitt is the Simons Institute's inaugural Development Officer, and joined the team in May 2017. A professional fundraiser specializing in higher education, specifically in the areas of science and engineering, Annie has over a decade of experience building support for college initiatives through gifts and grants from individuals, corporate donors, and private foundations. She volunteers for her alma mater, the University of Idaho, as a member of the National University of Idaho Alumni Association Board of Directors, most recently advising on messaging for donor relations, among other duties; she has also served in various roles on the Executive Committee, including as President. Annie holds a MA in Rhetorical Studies, a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and an AS in Physics from Idaho State University, and a BS in Public Communication from the University of Idaho.