Ms. Anne Snyder Senior Fellow

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 currently directs The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Character Initiative, a pilot program that seeks to help foundations and business leaders strengthen today’s “middle ring” of morally formative institutions. She is also 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 Journal 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 is a Contributing Editor to Comment Magazine, an advisor to Sea Dog Theater and serves as a trustee for the Center for Public Justice as well as the Hyde Park Institute at the University of Chicago. She has published in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, National Journal, City Journal, Philanthropy Magazine, NewGeography, Orange County Register, Houston Business Journal, The Institute for Family Studies, FaithStreet, Comment Magazine, Verily, Humane Pursuits, FareForward and elsewhere, and is currently finishing up a book about the most effective character forming institutions alive today.

You can find much of Anne’s published work on her website, at

Selected Publications and Talks:

Millennials Reinvent Localism in their Search for Community” – The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute
Policing with Velvet Gloves” – The Atlantic Monthly
Inequality in an Acre” – Comment Magazine
Persuading in a Divided Age” – Comment Magazine
Let the Weak Say I Am Strong” – FaithStreet
Souls & Silos: Crossing Lines while Journalism Heaves – The Trinity Forum Academy, January 2014