In February, 2017 Anne Grauer took a life-changing trip to Lebanon and Syria to
meet refugee and displaced children and their families who have received aid from her
church, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian.
Anne, a native of Philadelphia, received her B.A. in Sociology from Hollins
University and a Masters in Social Psychology from Duke University. After graduate
school, she moved to Houston, Texas. She joined the executive training program for
First City National Bank, becoming an Assistant Vice President in the Commercial Real
Estate Department. After six years in banking, Anne decided to work part-time with her
husband in an international supply business that specialized in importing industrial
products for the oil and gas industry. In addition, she became a mother of two sons and
an active community volunteer.
In 1997, Anne relocated to Charleston, S.C., where she became a recruiter for
Spencer Stuart, an international executive search firm. She specialized in supporting
CEO and other senior-level executive search assignments for public and private
companies with a focus on private equity and industrial groups. In 2005, Spencer Stuart
transferred her to its office in Center City, Philadelphia.
Since retiring in 2015, Anne has enjoyed traveling; spending time with friends
and family; volunteering for programs sponsored by such organizations as Bryn Mawr
Presbyterian Church, Friends of the Wissahickon, and ElderNet; hiking and biking, and
supporting the visual and performing arts. Her sons live in California.
Anne is looking forward to sharing her experiences this winter in Lebanon and the Rotary Club of Philadelphia.