Anne Allen is the Parsons Area Community Foundation’s executive director. Anne grew up in Arkansas City, Kansas, and graduated from the University of Kansas.
She spent a 5th year in a post graduate program at UCLA for elementary education, and in 2002 received a Masters Degree in reading from California State University, San Bernardino.
She met her husband, Doug, an attorney, while at UCLA. They lived in Upland, CA until 2004 when they moved to Parsons.
They have four sons: Nicholas, Peter, and twins, John and Alexander. Nick and his wife, Traci, live in Pittsburg, Peter works for QD Vision in Lexington, MA, John is currently working at the Parsons State Hospital, and Alex plays soccer for Sterling College, and is in his third year.
Anne is active in the First Presbyterian Church, Parsons Ladies Golf Association, PEO Chapter JE, and has served on the Labette Red Cross board. Since moving to Kansas, golf has become a passion along with playing bridge. She also enjoys reading and travel.
Regarding the community foundation: “I am committed to the mission of the foundation and am awed by the good it has already accomplished, and its tremendous potential for the future of this area.”