Becky Calahan


Becky Calahan

Director | Philanthropy Advocates, a collaboration with Educate Texas


Becky has been a member of the Austin Young Chamber for five years. She has led our Civic Affairs Committee and our Advocacy Subcommittee throughout her years participating in AYC.

Becky is the Director of Philanthropy Advocates, a collaboration of private, corporate and community foundations across the state working to promote, protect and improve Texas public and higher education through advocacy and public policy.

Becky has experience in both the nonprofit and policy fields. She started her career as a graduate assistant at the Greater Texas Foundation, then 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.

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. Now, she lives in South Austin with her fiancé and their dog.