Honoree

Ann Gillin Lefever '82

Ann enjoying time with her family.

It is difficult to imagine an alumna who embraces the Ursuline motto of Serviam - I will serve - more than Ann Gillin Lefever ‘82. Ann lends her financial and strategic expertise to a variety of nonprofit endowments and community organizations, but is particularly generous to her alma maters! Ann has served on The Ursuline School’s Board of Trustees since 2008 and is in her final year as Chair. She has chaired the Finance Committee at Ursuline and served on the Cabinet for the Fulfilling the Promise for Generations of Women Campaign. Ann is on the Board of Advisors at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as well as a member of the board of advisors for Georgetown’s Wall Street Alliance.

 

One might say that Ann’s connection to the Ursuline Sisters was genetic. Ann’s mother, Patricia Ahearn Gillin, is a graduate of the Academy of Mount St. Ursula and The College of New Rochelle. Pat Gillin was a firm believer in Ursuline education so it was only natural that her three daughters - Ann ‘82, Mary Pat ‘83 (Simunovich) and Beth ‘85 (Agarabi) - would attend The Ursuline School. All three daughters excelled as students and have been engaged and supportive alumnae. Pat’s husband, Robert “Bob” Gillin, was also an advocate of the school and served as an active member and leader of the Fathers’ Club during the 1980s.

 

Whether volunteering at Sts. John and Paul Parish, Chatsworth School, Fordham Prep Mothers’ Club or the Salesian Foundation, Ann makes an impact.

 

Before taking time off to raise her children, Emma, Will and Katie, Ann enjoyed a successful career in banking, most recently as a Managing Director and member of the management team in the Equities Division at Barclays Capital. Prior to that, Ann served in leadership positions at Lehman Brothers and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ann earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Business. She was recognized with the St. Ursula Award at Reunion in 1997 for career achievement.

 

Ann is very grateful to the Ursuline Sisters for their leadership and the mission of Serviam on behalf of Catholic education. Anyone who knows Ann will agree that she was a quick study. For living the Ursuline mission every day, it is our honor to recognize Ann Gillin Lefever ‘82.

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