Executive Director

Peggy Hanley grew up in Waco, Texas, coming to Austin in 1999 to attend the University of Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Journalism. With more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, Peggy most recently served as director of development for St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, focused on cultivating major gifts and planning for a multi-year capital campaign. She has also worked with St. Francis School, United Way Capital Area, and Cathedral School of St. Mary. Peggy earned her Master of Art degree in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2011. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a founding member of Advancing Austin.

Outside of work, Peggy enjoys spending her time with her large extended family and friends, mainly enjoying the incredible wine and food in Austin.

As the Executive Director, Peggy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, geared toward fulfilling the organization’s mission of supporting charitable works in the community through educational programs and social events, which highlight the WFFT member’s passion for wine and food.