Abby Hughes Holsclaw has a deep passion for asset building and financial security issues with diverse experience serving in membership organizations and working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Abby is a nonprofit and philanthropy consultant who serves as the AFN Director of Membership Engagement. She is responsible for guiding AFN’s efforts to engage funders and elevate funder voices to inform the economic opportunity and financial security field.
Before joining the Asset Funders Network, Abby most recently served as the national senior director of philanthropy at Goodwill Industries International, Inc. where she spearheaded the creation of and led the organization’s development strategy and the financial capability portfolio. During her time with Goodwill, Abby secured almost $80 million dollars in private and public investments and helped capture GII’s first-ever program related investments. Prior to Goodwill, Abby served at the National League of Cities for six and a half years leading two portfolio areas – family economic success and early childhood –helping mayors and city council members strengthen their family, youth, and children programs.
Abby holds a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from Baylor University, and is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with degrees in Political Science and History. She resides in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband and two children Whitman and Preston Avery.