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Anne Maley and Tim Schaffner

Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Anne moved to Tucson nearly 22 years ago to work for the Shanti Foundation (now the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation) and eventually served as SAAF’s Executive Director. After 15 years with the nonprofit, Anne chose to redirect her talents and expertise by starting her own non-profit consulting business, Anne Maley Consulting.

Tim, originally from New York City, grew up in a publishing family and worked as a literary agent for nearly 15 years. After relocating to the Tucson area, he pursued a career as an English and ESL teacher (Presidio School, Amphitheater High School and Canyon del Oro High School). In recent years, he has launched his own independent publishing company, Schaffner Press, publishing 3-4 books annually that focus on issues of social concern for the discerning reader.

The couple first learned about SVP through friends and Partners Helaine Levy, Steve Alley, and Ann Lovell. According to Anne, “The concept of SVP is pretty exciting to me. I think we have more of a collective impact when we can work together and provide not just money, but to also get in there and work side-by-side in those relationships [with non-profits].” Similarly, Tim has always been struck by how much people in Tucson are dedicated to helping their community, and he wanted to get more involved.

In their spare time, you can find Anne and Tim participating in a variety of activities around and outside of Tucson. Tim enjoys hiking, birdwatching, listening and playing music (he’s a jazz drummer!), photography, poetry, and reading (some of his favorite social issue authors include Robert Stone and Russell Banks). Anne’s favorite pastimes include reading mystery and crime novels, visiting the Loft Theater, and engaging in physical fitness (such as walking and going to the gym ). Together, both Anne and Tim love to travel abroad. One of their all-time favorite trips brought them to Botswana and Zambia to study wildlife and visit the nearby villages; they enjoyed the experience so much that they plan to return in the summer of 2014 to visit Ghana and Rwanda.