Nancy Pollard

Executive Director

Nancy Pollard is the Executive Director of Friends of the Children–Texas. She was the founding Executive Director of Friends of the Children – Austin, Friends of the Children’s first Texas chapter, of which she was a cofounder. During her seven year tenure the chapter grew to serve nearly 200 children and their families, employing a team of 35.

Nancy graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English Literature and a concentration in Women's Studies; she then earned a J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law. Nancy practiced as a Trusts and Estates attorney in Dallas at Bisignano and Harrison LLP and in Austin at Andrews Kurth. She was most successful in business development and focused heavily on nonprofit creation and compliance. During this time, she volunteered extensively with the Junior League of Dallas, served on the board of Hope International, and founded and directed August Dog, a nonprofit dog rescue group. When her three children were born, she followed her passion for the nonprofit sector and became an active community volunteer. She now has more than fifteen years of experience volunteering in, building, and leading local and national nonprofit organizations.

Nancy has experience serving on a variety of nonprofit boards and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Austin PBS, as the Chair of the Board of The Marcella Project, as a Director and the Capital Campaign Chair on the Board of Austin Pets Alive!, and as an Annual Giving Special Gifts Co-Chair and member of the National Annual Giving Committee for Princeton University.

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