Anjali Kaul Zutshi

Executive Director, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission; Chief Development Officer, Texas Historical Commission | Austin, Texas

Anjali Kaul Zutshi, Executive Director of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, and Chief Development Officer for the Texas Historical Commission, leads the fundraising efforts for the Friends in support of the Texas Historical Commission’s mission of historic preservation. Anjali has over 29 years of experience in the non-profit sector, in development and fundraising, strategic planning, program development and non-profit management. She spent almost twelve years with the Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization based out of San Francisco, CA, building the Texas development program, coordinating several capital campaigns, and working on several municipal public funding measures.

Following her tenure at TPL, Anjali ran a successful fundraising consulting business for nine years, continuing her work with land conservation organizations, as well as children and youth, and aging services non-profits, before joining the THC team in 2016. Through her work over the last 29 years, Anjali has established a successful track record – working with non-profits on building sustainability through effective management, and with funders on building partnerships for effective mission support and delivery.

Anjali is a graduate of Leadership Austin, and is a committed community volunteer, currently serving as the Board President for Indie Meme, a cultural arts non-profit based in Austin, and as a member of the Advisory Councils for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas Department of Linguistics. She has also served on numerous national, state, and local boards including the Eanes ISD’s District Leadership Team, the Boards of the Eanes Education Foundation and the Open Door Preschool in Austin, and the Environmental Support Center in Washington DC. Anjali is an architect by training, with a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) and a Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership (CNEL) from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.