SANIBEL ISLAND FL – November 23, 2020 — Annie Campbell, formerly BIG ARTS development manager, has been named director of development of BIG ARTS, located on Sanibel Island. “We are proud and pleased to announce Annie’s promotion.  She is a valued member of the BIG ARTS team and we applaud her success,” said Lee Ellen Harder, BIG ARTS executive director. As director of development, Ms. Campbell is responsible for all facets of BIG ARTS annual fundraising campaign and for planning and execution of all events, including the popular Platinum Club and Annual Benefit.


Campbell, a Traverse City, Michigan native, earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in education from Aquinas College, a certificate in fundraising management from Indiana University and a certificate in strategic leadership from Harvard University. She has worked in the nonprofit industry since 2001 and began her career at a small organization called Disability Network Northern Michigan. During her time at Disability Network, Campbell developed a life skills program for youth and adults with disabilities and a parent network and support group. She also raised funds to make six beaches in the greater Grand Traverse region accessible to individuals with disabilities.


Prior to her management position at BIG ARTS, Campbell served as development director for PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee and community director for the March of Dimes. She has also served on several nonprofit boards, including the board of directors of Child and Family Services, Artists Creating Together, Third Level Crisis Center, and Benzie Housing Council. In addition, she has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Women’s Resource Center, and Special Olympics. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club and Eva’s Closet and Foundation in Fort Myers.



BIG ARTS, established in 1979, is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing quality artistic, cultural and educational experiences to Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors. Visit to learn more about our upcoming 2021 season, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!