Preserving the real places and the real stories of Texas.

Anjali Kaul Zutshi

Chief Development Officer, Texas Historical Commission

Executive Director, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission

With over 23 years of experience in non-profit fund development, Anjali Kaul Zutshi came to the Texas Historical Commission in 2016, as the Chief Development Officer (THC) and Executive Director (Friends of the THC).  Before this, Anjali worked as an independent non-profit consultant for over nine years, collaborating with land conservation, youth/children-focused, and aging services focused non-profits on development and fundraising, organizational development and governance, and strategic planning. As a Land Trust Alliance (Washington DC) trained facilitator, Anjali worked with several statewide land trusts successfully achieving their national Land Trust Accreditation.

From 1995 to 2007, Anjali worked with the California-based Trust for Public Land (TPL) – one of the nation's leading land conservation organizations - for almost 12 years, on conservation lands acquisition in Texas.  As the Associate State Director and Development Director for the Texas State Office of TPL, Anjali coordinated several capital campaigns, raising millions of dollars in capital and operating funds. Anjali also worked on several local municipal public funding measures in the greater Austin and San Antonio areas. Through her work over the last 20+ years, Anjali has established a successful track record of working with non-profits on building sustainability through effective management, and with funders on building partnerships for effective mission support and delivery.  

Anjali is an architect by training, with a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin, and is a committed community volunteer, having served in leadership positions on multiple national and local non-profit boards (the Environmental Support Center, D.C., Eanes Education Foundation, Open Door Preschool, Texas Land Trust Council, EarthShare of Texas, Association of Fundraising Professionals – Central Texas, American Planning Association – Texas Chapter, Indie Meme, Kashmiri Overseas Association, Eanes ISD District Leadership Team, and various PTOs), and committees ("Founding Mentor" and Core Team member for the 2013 TEDxYouth@Austin, City of Austin Planning and Implementation Committee, Travis County Bond Advisory Committee, City of Austin Sustainability Indicators Advisory Group, etc.).  Anjali is currently a member of the Advisory Council for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin, the Advisory Board of the University of North Texas Department of Linguistics, and the Advisory Board of Indie Meme, an arts and culture non-profit. Anjali lives in Austin with her husband and twin teenage sons.