Anne Snyder is a writer and convener committed to exploring questions of class and culture, moral beauty, and a beatitudinal faith. She was named a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in 2018.
Anne is the Editor-in-Chief of Comment Magazine and the author of The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Renewing our Social and Moral Landscape. Prior to leading Comment, she directed The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Character Initiative, a program that seeks to help American foundations and business leaders strengthen “the middle ring” of morally formative institutions. She has also served as a Fellow at the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, a Houston-based think-tank that explores how cities can drive opportunity for the bulk of their citizens. From 2014 to 2017 Anne worked for Laity Lodge and the H.E. Butt Family Foundation in Texas, and before that she worked at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, World Affairs, and The New York Times. She holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Philosophy and International Relations from Wheaton College (IL). Anne serves as a trustee for the Center for Public Justice as well as for the Hyde Park Institute, and she is an advisor to Sea Dog Theater. From 2020-2021, she lead the Breaking Ground initiative alongside Plough Magazine’s Susannah Black Roberts, publishing essays and hosting podcasts responding to present societal crises through the Christian humanist tradition. She has published widely, including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, City Journal and elsewhere.
October 20, 2020 | “Christianity & the Case for Democracy” an Online Conversation with Luke Bretherton, Deondra Rose, and Anne Snyder
March 27, 2020 | “The Long Loneliness” an Online Conversation with Anne Snyder
February 19, 2019 | “Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse” an Evening Conversation in Washington, DC with Anne Snyder and Tim Carney
Related Trinity Forum Readings
“The Long Loneliness” by Dorothy Day, featuring an original introduction by David and Anne Snyder Brooks
Selected Publications and Scholarly Work
• Policing with Velvet Gloves (2016)
• Inequality in an Acre (2014)
• Persuading in a Divided Age (2013)