Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Anne joined Goodwill in 2011 after ten years at The Boeing Company in Chicago, where she had held the position of Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship. Anne’s career has encompassed leadership positions in philanthropy, public policy, politics, the arts and higher education.
In 2013, Anne was presented with the Queen’s Commissioner's Medal of Merit of The Province of Zeeland in The Netherlands, in recognition of her work carrying forward the legacy and values of her grandparents through the annual joint presentation of the Four Freedoms Awards. Currently, Anne chairs The Roosevelt Institute Board of Directors, serves on the Boards of the Maine Community Foundation, and Maine Grains, Inc. She is a Fellow at the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, and a Commissioner for the Roosevelt Campobello International Park in New Brunswick, Canada.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and a Master of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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FDR Granddaughter and Roosevelt Board Chair on Donald Trump’s Use of WWII Internment to Defend His Intolerant and Divisive Agenda
Statement of Roosevelt Institute Board Chair Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, on Donald Trump’s use of internment during World War II to defend his plan to ban Muslims from entry into the U.S. The Roosevelt Institute also signed on to the We Are Better Than This call today.
“For Donald Trump to cite my grandfather and internment as a defense of his own intolerant and divisive agenda is reprehensible. The internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II is a sad part of our history and, as a part of my grandfather’s administration, a terrible political decision driven by fear…
It’s important that Hillary Clinton chose a place that honors my grandfather to officially launch her campaign and unveil her vision for our nation. In doing so, she sought to claim the Rooseveltian style of leadership and to position herself as the person who will carry forward the Roosevelt legacy of action, insight and advancement. Now that the crowds