MVP Fridays | Anne Snyder: How do we cultivate character for the common good?


Location: Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering Atrium (View on

Join the Center for Social Concerns for Friday afternoons on home football weekends for lectures by national leaders, journalists, and writers on questions of meaning, values, and purpose. Each lecture will be followed by a reception.

How do we cultivate character for the common good?

Anne Snyder, Editor-in-Chief, Comment Magazine

Anne Snyder is the editor-in-chief of Comment magazine and oversees its partner project, Breaking Ground. She is the host of The Whole Person Revolution podcast and co-editor of Breaking Ground: Charting Our Future in a Pandemic Year, published in January 2022. Prior to leading Comment, she directed The Philanthropy Roundtable‘s Character Initiative, a program seeking to help foundations and business leaders strengthen “the middle ring” of morally formative institutions. Her path-breaking guidebook, The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Renewing our Social and Moral Landscape, was published in 2019. From 2014 to 2017 Anne worked for Laity Lodge and the H.E. Butt Foundation in Texas, and before that, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, World Affairs Journal, and The New York Times. She is a Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum and a Fellow at the Urban Reform Institute. She has published widely, including The Atlantic Monthly, the Washington PostBittersweet Monthly and of course Comment, and now serves as a trustee for Nyack College. Anne spent the formative years of her childhood overseas before earning a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College (IL) and a master’s degree from Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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