Anne Mai is the current Board Chair and was elected to Network 20/20’s Board of Directors in 2007. She is a trained social worker and has worked on issues such as child care, family planning and mental health. She sits on the Board of Directors of Fountain House, which provides services for people with severe and persistent mental illness, and also advocates on their behalf. She is also a member of National Public Radio’s Foundation Board.
Anne is married to Vincent Mai, founder and Chairman of Cranemere and former Chairman of AEA Investors. Their philanthropic interests are diverse, though many of the organizations they support and work with use education, defined very broadly, as a tool to benefit society; this includes building bridges across divides within society, helping overcome discrimination and promoting reconciliation. Their work is concentrated in South Africa, Vincent’s home country, and the United States. They continue to support “organizations and approaches that work, and make a difference.”
In 2011, Anne Mai received Network 20/20’s inaugural Visionary Award in recognition of her unswerving and pace-setting commitment to the mission and goals of Network 20/20.