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Becky Calahan

Director, Philanthropy Advocates
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Favorite quote
"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams."
— Oprah Winfrey
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"I am energized by the passion my colleagues have for their work and the collective mission we all have to support and improve our communities."
Joined CFT

Becky is the director of Philanthropy Advocates, a collaboration with Educate Texas. She has experience in both the nonprofit and policy fields. Prior to CFT, Becky worked in the Texas Legislature for a member of the Texas House Committee on Public Education and the Texas House Committee on Appropriations, Article III Subcommittee. She started her career as a graduate assistant at the Greater Texas Foundation

Becky holds a bachelor’s degree in French and international studies from the University of Evansville in Indiana and a master’s degree in public service and administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Becky grew up in a military family, attending several states’ public schools as her family frequently moved around the country. Her childhood educational experiences, coupled with her time as a volunteer English teacher in Paris during a university study abroad, led Becky to her passion for education issues.


Becky serves on the board of the Austin Young Chamber.

Becky’s Favorites
Communities In Schools is my favorite volunteering experience I've had to date. I adore their reading buddies program, and helping to cultivate a love and skill of reading in students.
Local Restaurant
Jose's in Dallas
Place to take out-of-towners
I'm in the Austin office, and I love to go to Licha's Cantina with visitors to ATX
Being in nature — whether that's on a hike, at a swimming hole, or simply going on a walk

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