Anne Lewis is Board Chair of Oxford Development Company — one of the region’s most prominent privately held enterprises, family owned since its founding in 1962. Anne has also been active in Pittsburgh’s civic leadership for more than two decades, spearheading major development efforts for the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel Country Day School, Shady Side Academy and, most recently, Point Park University.
In 2014, Anne was named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania by then-Governor Tom Corbett in recognition of her exceptional public service to the Commonwealth. Fewer than 500 Pennsylvania women have been so honored since the Award was established in 1949. More recently, she was honored by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh with its Tribute to Women Leadership Award (2017).
In 2001, Anne led the Children’s Museum in the largest development initiative of its 25-year history: a $31 million capital campaign to underwrite the consolidation of two historic Pittsburgh landmarks, the Old Post Office Building and the Buhl Science Center, into a LEED® certified (Silver), award-winning architectural design.
At Fox Chapel Country Day, Anne led the School in its first strategic plan, a $1.3 million capital campaign, the construction of a major new wing and a successful search for a new head of school. Later, at Shady Side Academy, she led the construction of the $12 million Hillman Performing Arts Center (2004), the renovation of the LEED® certified (Gold) Rowe Hall Complex (2006) and a Pre-K building on the Junior School campus (2007).
Since 2010, Anne has served on the board of Point Park University — including a six-year term as Board Chair. Under her leadership, the University undertook its largest-ever capital campaign to expand its downtown campus, including a $74 million new Pittsburgh Playhouse that opened in October 2018. Anne is also a board member of Buhl Foundation, the Pittsburgh Promise, the Pittsburgh Foundation, Allies for Children and the Fred Rogers Company.
Anne and her family have long been active in supporting the victims of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease); in 2010, the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania established the Anne Lewis Humanitarian Award and Fund in honor of her efforts. She has been honored as a Trustee Emeritus of Fox Chapel Country Day School, Shady Side Academy, and the Children’s Museum. Anne is also a supporter of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, as an alumna (MPM 1990), past commencement speaker, member of the dean’s advisory council and donor of the Anne V. Lewis and Edward J. Lewis Post-Graduate Fellowship in Social Innovation.