“In Memory of Anne M. Casper, Colleague, Friend

In 2015, Anne Casper was awarded the National Right to Work Committee’s “Great Communicator Award” at the Committee’s annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

Committee Staffer Rose From Telephone Rep to Corporate Secretary

The Right to Work movement lost one of its most valuable leaders on May 5 when Anne Casper, the National Right to Work Committee’s director of strategic programs, passed away after a lengthy illness.

Anne was just 18 years old when she started working part-time at the Committee’s telecommunications center. Even as a young woman, her sharp mind and natural leadership skills showed brightly.

She soon assumed new responsibilities as a telecommunication supervisor, and later ran the organization’s data-processing department. Next, she was promoted to become assistant director of the telecommunications division.

Anne ultimately took over the post of corporate secretary to the Committee’s board of directors and its director of strategic programs, heading a team of over 20 employees for more than 25 years.

Movement Would ‘Not Be Where It Is Today Without Anne’s Service’

“Anne literally grew up in the Right to Work movement,” noted Committee President Mark Mix. “She was a perfectionist who ensured that everyone on her team adhered to her own high standards and dedication to the members who make the Committee’s fight against forced unionism possible.”

In 2015, the Committee board of directors honored Anne, awarding her with National Right to Work’s “Great Communicator Award” at the Committee’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb.

This award honors an individual for having excelled in communicating the goals and mission of the Right to Work movement.

Receiving it was difficult for Anne, who always avoided, if she possibly could, being the center of attention, and was most content advancing and applauding the success of others.

Mr. Mix noted: “Of all the great Americans who have received this award, including influential members of Congress and generous donors, Anne was certainly one of the most deserving.”

Even during the past five years, while courageously fighting cancer, Anne came to work every day ready to lead her team. “She never once slowed down or allowed her difficulties to affect her dedication to her work and the cause,” said Mr. Mix.

“Whether it was her organizational skill as an officer serving the Committee and National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation boards, or her attention to detail developing the Committee’s donor-outreach program, the Right to Work movement would not be where it is without Anne’s service and leadership.

“Most importantly, Anne was an exceptional person who demonstrated unwavering loyalty to her colleagues and to the cause of liberty to which she dedicated 30 years of her life. Everyone who knew Anne will miss her dearly.”