matter (n./v.) - events or circumstances having substance or significance
horn (n.) - object utilized for fitting concepts into challenging circumstances or locations
MATTER (N.) - HAVING SUBSTANCE OR SIGNFICANCE; A SITUATION UNDER CONSIDERATION
HORN (N./V.) - AN IMPLEMENT UTILIZED
FOR THE FITTING OF OBJECTS OR
CONCEPTS INTO CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES
ANNE D. MACDONALD, Founder and Principal
A boutique consultancy, Matterhorn provides corporate and non-profit clients with strategic guidance and partnership development to help them to serve their communities more effectively. Focused on organizations dedicated to improving the human condition, Matterhorn strengthens levels of social value in the programming, business processes, and products of its clients.
Matterhorn combines substantive experiences and networks of relationships - including with a roster of specialized partner consultants - to provide solutions for clients.
Anne MacDonald develops policies and partnerships that improve the lives of people in material poverty. MacDonald is a policy consultant to Fortune 100 companies, a Senior Advisor to Texas A&M University’s Center on Conflict and Development, and works for an investment bank focused on rural development.
For over a decade, Anne served in the White House, Pentagon, State Department, and post-presidency office of President George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush, where she served as her chief of staff through the launch of the Bush Presidential Center. Through Anne’s six-year tenure in Washington with the Bush Administration, she worked on initiatives that advanced President and Mrs. Bush's goal of making American foreign assistance more effective and efficient for our partners.
Anne was a Defense Fellow at the Pentagon for stabilization and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was on the State Department's staff for the 2004 G8 Summit. She also served as a White House liaison to non-profits and foundations, coordinated international diplomatic visits in the Office of the First Lady, and connected American corporate and civic leaders to the US military's international humanitarian missions. Prior to joining the Bushes’ post-presidency office, Anne spent a year in Port-au-Prince, Haiti at one of the world’s first medical systems dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS and a key partner in the PEPFAR initiative - GHESKIO Centers. Anne’s work at GHESKIO establishing corporate and major foundation partnerships provided critical resources following Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake.
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, MacDonald holds a BS in International Studies from Rhodes College and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she focused her studies on raising levels of prosperity in the developing world through private enterprise. Anne has been an active member of the boards of organizations operating in Burma, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, and Uganda, as well as at home in Dallas, Texas.