Trisha Tanner ’00 joined the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College in September 2022, having served as vice president for development and interim director of communications at Central European University in Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary.
Before joining Central European University, Trisha Tanner was director of private sector initiatives at the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based NGO dedicated to the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Prior to this, she spent a decade in the arts as a fundraiser, communications specialist and educator, including work in external relations and development at Artpace, a global artist residency program. In all of Trisha’s professional roles, she brings a deep understanding of how to connect and engage diverse constituents. She has worked to create and support contemporary, mission-aligned programs while empowering key stakeholders and volunteers to advance the critical work of their organizations.
Trisha, who graduated from Mount Holyoke with a major in critical social thought and a minor in studio art, has a long history of involvement with the Alumnae Association. She has volunteered in various capacities for more than 20 years, including serving as her class president, a member of the Clubs Committee, an alum admissions representative and co-president of the Mount Holyoke Club of San Antonio. Her dedication was honored in 2015 when she received the Young Alum Volunteer Leadership Award in recognition of her “organizational strengths, initiative, enthusiasm and energy” and for offering diverse activities “designed to appeal to the different aspects of our community.”