Anne Gannaway

Executive Director, Advancement

Anne oversees functions in both the Alumni and Advancement offices, including the SAU Wine Festival events. 

My Connection to St. Ambrose

I was the water girl for the women's basketball team when I was younger (1984-89) and I was married in the chapel, but I'm not an alum. My dad was an administrator, so I wanted to attend a school in a different state. I attended St. Thomas, but returned each summer to take classes and work on campus. My affinity for St. Ambrose never went away; I began my career at St. Ambrose in June 2012.

What I Like About My Job

I like to hear the stories and experiences of our alumni, as well as reconnecting them with each other and their alma mater. My favorite events are Bee Happy Hour, because it gathers so many groups across the nation to reconnect to St. Ambrose, and Wine Festival, because enjoying a great glass of wine while raising money for student scholarships is a great combination!

Most Commonly Asked Question

I have two: How's your dad (Ed Henkhaus) and what's new at St. Ambrose? My dad is doing great and enjoying retirement, and there's a lot new at St. Ambrose. We always have news about new students, programs, buildings, and our alumni. The thing that stays constant is the relationship students, faculty, staff, and alumni have with each other and their communities. That's what makes us Ambrosians.


Anne Gannaway

Alumni Engagement
Alumni House, 1527 Brady St.
Mail: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!