Abby Hughes Holsclaw serves as a Senior Director for Asset Funders Network (AFN). In this role, she leads efforts bringing together grantmakers, policymakers, and leading stakeholders to connect and discover best practices, invest in promising interventions, advocate for needed policy changes, support narrative change, and identify actionable roles for philanthropy to advance equitable wealth building and economic mobility nationwide and specifically in the South. She also leads the work with the Arkansas AFN regional chapter, co-leads work of the Louisiana AFN, explores chapter development in the South, and provides subject-matter expertise to AFN.
Previously, Abby served as the national Senior Director of Philanthropy at Goodwill Industries International, Inc. where she spearheaded creating and leading the organization’s development strategy and the financial capability portfolio. While at Goodwill, Abby secured almost $80 million dollars in private and public investments and launched the organization’s first revolving loan fund. Abby has also served at the National League of Cities leading two portfolio areas – family economic success and early childhood – helping mayors and city council members strengthen their family, youth, and children programs. She served as an issue area expert, facilitator, and advocate.
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.