Ann Hatch is a native San Franciscan and a philanthropist. In 1983 she founded Capp Street Project (CSP), a nationally recognized artist residency program. She was instrumental in bringing CSP to the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in 1998. Under her leadership as chair from 2005 to 2009, CCA celebrated its centennial, raised $27.7 million in the Centennial Campaign, expanded the San Francisco campus, and added several new academic programs.
In 1997 Hatch, together with Robert and Margrit Mondavi, cofounded the Oxbow School, an independent high school for the arts in Napa. She remains on the board of trustees. She also serves on the boards of the Clinton Walker Foundation, the Northern California Community Loan Fund, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN (since 1970).
Over the years, she has been active on the boards and/or advisory boards of many arts organizations, including the Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, and the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.
She is the recipient of many awards and honors, including honorary doctorates from CCA (2003) and the San Francisco Art Institute (1991) and an award for achievement in the prevention of child abuse (1988).
In 1991, San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos declared January 31 Ann Hatch Day in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the community.