Victoria Hughes joined the Ashbrook Center in September 2013, bringing with her 27 years of fundraising experience and a deep commitment to our American Founding Principles. Prior to joining Ashbrook, Victoria served as Vice President for Development at Reason Foundation. She also worked with A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates, advising nonprofits how to improve their fundraising operations. In 1999 Victoria established the Bill of Rights Institute and served as President for 11 years, preparing thousands of teachers to more effectively teach the Constitution. She also has held senior executive roles at the Charles Koch Foundation, Citizens for a Sound Economy, the Heritage Foundation, the Reagan-Bush ’84 Campaign, the 50th Presidential Inaugural Committee, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and the U.S. Information Agency. Victoria has recently been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Victoria is among a group of distinguished leaders from the nonprofit, civic, and corporate sectors who oversee the federal agency’s work.
Victoria lived three years in Barbados, where – as the wife of the United States Ambassador – she actively participated in many charitable activities benefiting the people of the Eastern Caribbean. Victoria began her career as a classroom teacher and has taught in suburban Cincinnati, Boston, and inner city Washington, D.C. She earned her degree in Education from the University of Dayton.