Annika Lüdke

Director, Corporate Relations & Foundation Grants

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Corporate & Foundation Giving
  • Grant-Writing
  • International Development


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Annika Lüdke


Annika Luedke is Director of Corporate Relations & Foundations Grants at The Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications and External Relations (OIACER) and The Foundation for City College. 

She oversees a national and international portfolio of corporate & foundation partners providing monetary and capacity-building support to the college. Ms. Luedke engages donors, alumni and students, and fosters cross-divisional collaboration to enhance CCNY’s mission of public education in New York City, the country and the world. She oversees grant administration, stewardship and grant-writing, as well as donor solicitation.

Originally from Germany, she received her BA in International Communication/European Union Public Affairs with Honors and as a Valedictorian of her program from Hanze University Groningen, The Netherlands. She was a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation and graduated with an MA in International Affairs from The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership in 2017. She served as the President of the International Affairs Association at CCNY and was a Colin Powell School NY Life Graduate Fellow with awarded research in educational equity policy. Her graduate thesis examined the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy.

Her current work includes successful submissions for private and public grants, endowed gifts, research fellowships, city and nationwide partnerships with corporate and foundation funders, as well as support for faculty.