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Manager Executive Assistant

Austin, Texas, United States
June 14, 2018

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Anne Marie Hilton Turner +512-***-****

Skilled Writer, Storyteller, Grants Fundraising Specialist,

and Accomplished Professional Organizer

Working in Partnership with Colleagues and Clients to Create

Positive Change for Individuals, Organizations, and Community


Do you remember a time when you were sure of your direction? I do. My career path began in earnest while

I was in second grade thanks to a spark from a lively young teacher, Diane Fenstemacher. *

Miss Fenstemacher took advantage of field trips offered by the schools in Highland Park, Michigan – a small suburb completely encased by the City of Detroit and home to the original Ford Motor Company assembly line. We visited the city waterworks, both the Detroit Historical Museum and Institute of Arts, took walking trips to a local dairy and a fire station, and we explored a freight train while riding to the nearby community of Pontiac. All were exciting adventures into a then vibrant urban community with roots in agriculture and lucrative automobile design and manufacturing. But the trip I dearly remember was a visit to the Detroit Free Press.

Every physical space at the Free Press was bustling and alive with people talking rapidly and laying down words both by hand and via keyboard. Suddenly, the idea of being a good reader at school translated in my seven-year-old head to communicating and being connected with the world.

My teacher was way ahead of me. When we returned to school from our visit to the Free Press, she asked the class if we wanted to start our own newspaper.

The rest of the school year was heaven. I got to work with words – and even pictures! Additionally, I learned a tougher lesson in teamwork and diplomacy by working on content generation and editing with two male classmates whose early reading, writing, and design skills rivaled mine.

Miss Fenstemacher’s creativity motivated and informed who I am today. She pushed boundaries and expected that we would do the same. She gave her students opportunities to broaden their horizons – while mastering and utilizing the basic skills inherent in clear communications in order to inform and serve others. I went on to work on both my high school and college publications and incorporate writing and editing into most of my career assignments. I am grateful for her leadership.

*Fenstemacher (pronounced fen-sta-mocker) is German for window maker.



Seton is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest not-for-profit hospital system.

Senior Grants Coordinator (2008 – 2018)

The Grants Coordinator is a direct contributor to the four Seton Foundations’ annual fundraising goal of $25M. This team player position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and personal annual responsibility for ~$2M.

Promoted to Senior Grants Coordinator – a new role for the organization.

Developed and managed the $6M lead matching grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to build and equip the third bed-tower expansion of Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Strategized grant seeking with clinical teams to optimize results and capture maximum funding.

Supervised grant development for pediatric oncology team to ensure continuity and brand adherence.

Established process for recording and analyzing the Seton Foundations’ corporate matching gifts.

Completed Seton’s Emerging Leader program, a course typically for high performing clinical staff.

Took part in The University of Texas’ new Health Communication Leadership Institute (2015 and 2017).

Achieved third-place award in the 2016 Dell Children’s Innovation Competition.


Grants Coordinator (2004 – 2008)

Developed the Grants Coordinator role for The Seton Fund, the first of Seton’s four fundraising teams.

Researched and wrote all institutional and clinical program narratives used in grant applications.

Increased the annual volume of applications and reports to foundations and corporations from a handful to 30-55 grant applications and 20-25 grant reports annually including a $100M campaign to build and equip Dell Children’s.

Edited a wide variety of proposals, correspondence, online content, and print materials.

Trained and instructed new grants coordinators.

BREATHING SPACE, Austin, TX 1996 – 2005

A Texas-based S-corporation providing professional organizing services for individuals and businesses.

Professional Organizer - Owner / Operator

Provided hands-on business and residential organizing services.

Authored and instructed online organizing courses for edu-commerce company, Powered, Inc.

oCourses written for Powered were delivered for client websites and e-newsletters including Barnes & Noble, AARP, Wilson-Jones, Smead, HP, and Proctor & Gamble.

Contributed articles to Balance Magazine and Hewlett-Packard’s online newsletter HP Incoming.

Presented organizing classes and lectures for business and community groups including Barnes & Noble, Book People, Central Texas Organizers Association, Northwest Businesswomen’s Association, CHADD, The Texas Union, and The University of Texas at Austin Informal Classes.


HONEYWELL, Atlanta, GA, Executive Assistant promoted to Accounts Payable Manager

CWSYSTEMS, Austin, TX, Asset Management Coordinator


Bachelor of Science in Advertising

The University of Texas at Austin – Moody College of Communications

A multi-disciplinary business communications degree with minors in Studio Art, Marketing Management, and English/Creative Writing

Coursework, Kalamazoo College


National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), 1996 – 2005

Served on the organization’s Editorial Board.

Wrote, edited, and contributed numerous articles to NAPO News, the association’s trade publication.

Served as Chair of the 2001 Organizing Expo, the tradeshow of NAPO’s annual conference in Austin:

oOrganized vendors and volunteers;

oCreated all collateral materials marketing the conference and tradeshow;

oIntroduced author appearances and book signings to the conference;

oDoubled vendor participation in the event and increased engagement of organizing industry corporations and retail members.

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