Ann Medlock

Community Service Advisor

ann_medlock_LG PHOTOWriter Ann Medlock founded the nonprofit Giraffe Heroes Project to honor people who stick their necks out for the common good and to encourage others to follow their lead. Her driving force is a deep concern for the health of the body politic, which she is certain will perish without engaged, courageous citizens.

Giraffe Heroes materials are available for kids in kindergarten-through-high-school classes in all 50 states and in American schools abroad. The Project is now partnering with Teachers Without Borders to distribute civic engagement materials to teachers in 117 nations.

Medlock blogs on the Project’s website, on her own site and on Huffington Post. Ann has been a speechwriter to US politicians and to the Aga Khan, and has spoken, written and/or taught in Kobe, Kinshasha, Saigon, Beijing and Moscow as well as in Chicago, Washington DC and New York City.

Ann Medlock leads the Giraffe team, lives and writes (heroes’ profiles, blogs, op eds, fiction and poetry) on an island in the Pacific Northwest.

Video: TEDx — Ann Medlock Talks about Global Heroes