Ann Tollefson was the valedictorian of her 1976 graduating class. Following graduation, Ann earned Magna Cum Laude as a top mathematician from Rockhurst University. She spent the majority of her successful professional career at Southwestern Bell Telephone before leaving to raise her family.
Ann remains active in the community. From 2012-2018, she was a member of the St. Louis Archdiocese Catholic Board of Education, serving as vice president and president. Ann has dedicated much of her time and passion to the Academy of the Sacred Heart and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She served on the 200th Anniversary of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne's Arrival in St. Charles Planning Committee. She is currently serving on Birthright's board of directors and is an Associate of the Religious of the Sacred Heart.