Peggy Hanley will serve as the Executive Director of the Ann Richards School Foundation. The Ann Richards School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that funds enhancement programs at the Ann Richards School, enabling young women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to gain the confidence and skills to apply, attend and graduate from college. The Foundation helps Ann Richards School students achieve their dreams, regardless of socioeconomic barriers.
In her role as Executive Director, Peggy provides leadership, direction, and vision for the Foundation, developing and implementing strategies and plans to diversify and increase strategic partnerships that will support the goals of educating Ann Richards School students for success in college, building their careers, and serving their communities.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Peggy spent 5 years as Executive Director of The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas, successfully leading the transformation and growth of an organization that provides and supports the pursuit of wine and food education by consumers and professionals through programming and scholarship funding.
Peggy brings 17 years of experience in raising funds and building communities to support the power of education. She started her career as the Development Director for the Cathedral School of St. Mary in downtown Austin and spent many rewarding years as Director of Development at St. Francis School and St. Michael’s Academy.
Peggy has a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development. She grew up in Waco, Texas, coming to Austin to attend The University of Texas and graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism.