Nancy Pollard is the Executive Director of Friends of the Children Austin, Friends of the Children’s first Texas chapter, of which she was a co-founder. She 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 & Estates attorney in Dallas at Bisignano & Harrison LLP and in Austin at Andrews Kurth. She was most successful in business development and focused heavily on non-profit 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 non-profit dog rescue group. When her three children were born, she followed her passion to the non-profit sector and became an active community volunteer. She now has more than ten years of experience volunteering in, building, and leading local and national nonprofit organizations. Nancy has experience serving on a variety of non-profit boards and currently serves as an advocate with CASA of Travis County and on the boards of The Marcella Project and KLRU-Austin PBS.