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Annie Wadleigh

Associate Director of Development

Dept. : Advancement, Development

““Life is art. Art is life. I never separate it.” -- Ai Weiwei ”

Annie Wadleigh has worked at MECA&D in the Advancement Office for over 18 years helping to advance the mission, steward donors, manage gift donations, facilitate grants, oversee the fundraising and alumni database, and more. She has taken many Continuing Studies classes and has a deep interest in the importance of art to society and well-being. She is also a writer and artist who has been drawing and writing stories, poems, journals, and essays since she was 11. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of Southern Maine and formerly worked as an editorial assistant and writer for Maine independent newspapers Casco Bay Weekly and the Maine Times. She is the founder of Portland Pollinator Partnership, a local community organization.


  • Past Board member of Mayo Street Arts
  • In 2012, her short story Graywolf:  A Romance was included in Novel Strategies: Developing Reading Effectiveness with Literature by Chae Sweet, a college textbook published by Pearson Education.
  • Her stories have been recently published in North by Northeast and North by Northeast II, anthologies published by Littoral Books, a local press.


Annie adores animals and lives with two rescued cats named Reynard and Lyra and a rescued dog named Gypsy. A Certified Therapy Dog, Gypsy is an Australian Shepherd/Sheltie mix and has made over 100 visits to Maine Medical Center to visit patients.  Annie is a voracious bibliophile and cinephile, and occasionally practices cartomancy.

Annie's Writing and Art Blog
Annie's Haiku Blog