Dr. Ann Koefoot Snyder
Class of 1968
Hall of Honor 2006
Dr. Ann Koefoot Snyder, educator, humanitarian, and community leader, continually makes a difference in countless lives. Graduating from Grand Island Senior High School in 1968, Snyder received a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University, Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri and Doctorate of Education from Baylor University. She has served in many capacities in education ranging from classroom teacher to college professor at Oklahoma City University and the University of Houston.
Dr. Snyder’s list of community service is lengthy. For the past 18 years, Dr. Snyder is well known in greater Houston area for her commitment to service. Her ongoing dedication to helping young people is evident by her eleven years on the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees comprised of 45,000 students and as an Interact sponsor with 1000 students/annually. She has assisted with building homes for low income residents, building playgrounds in low income neighborhoods, planning events for nonprofit organizations, leading school bond elections, and managing county recovery efforts during the disasters of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Presently, Snyder is the Executive Director of Interfaith of The Woodlands, a $21 million dollar non-profit organization with 400 employees in 18 locations throughout East Texas. She is responsible for overseeing the delivery of many social services as well as establishing and maintaining strong relationships with congregations, corporations, elected officials and non-profit organizations. Interfaith helps individuals in crisis through financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, gasoline, prescription drug assistance, emergency shelter, food, family and individual counseling, job training, senior programs and child care. In 2006, over 216,000 individuals were assisted in crisis programs through Interfaith of The Woodlands.
Snyder has served as president for many organizations including the Conroe Independent School District, Parent Teacher Organizations, Booster Clubs, The Woodlands Rotary Club, National Charity League, and The Woodlands Junior Golf Association. She has served on the boards of the YMCA, Education for Tomorrow Alliance, Heart of Montgomery County, South Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration, Partners of Youth, The Woodlands Center for the Performing Arts, Friends of the Library, Montgomery County Community Foundation and was a founding member of The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Snyder has been the recipient of many honors. She was named a 2000 Hometown Hero, 1999 Montgomery County Woman of Distinction, 2007 Junior League Sustainer of the Year, 1995 and 2005 South Montgomery County People of the Year, received the Rotary International Paul Harris Award twice, was inducted in the Rotary District 5910 Hall of Fame, and received a U.S. House of Representatives Commendation in 2004.
Dr. Snyder, her husband Jerry, and two children reside in Texas. She is the daughter of Dr. Robert R. Koefoot and the late Bobbie Koefoot.