Regan Gruber Moffitt, J.D., Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

TITLE: Associate Vice President

FOCUS AREAS: Increase Prosperity & Build the Nonprofit Infrastructure Programs

CONTACT: (501) 376-6854, rmoffitt@wrfoundation.org

PROFILE: Regan Gruber Moffitt, J.D. is the associate vice president for two of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation’s programs: Increase Prosperity & Build the Nonprofit Infrastructure. She has been in this role since December 2009 and previously worked as an attorney at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. and a Legislative Aide to Representative Rick Hardcastle in the Texas House of Representatives.

Her foundation bio shares:

One Word to describe Moving the Needle: Vision

Three people at your dream dinner: 

I’m lucky to enjoy my version of a dream dinner — with my husband, my little boy, and my baby girl — nearly every evening. Though if I'm honest, in my dreams, there would be wine and no dishes to wash.

Why Arkansas: Arkansas is a place where you can see change happen.

Proudest Moment: When I see the love my children show for each other. While I’m sure that they won’t always get along, for today, it is beautiful to see the pure joy that my son and daughter have being in each other’s presence.

As associate vice president at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF), Regan Gruber Moffitt is responsible for helping WRF proactively identify and support policy and advocacy activities in support of the overall Moving the Needle goal to increase prosperity in the state of Arkansas.

Regan joined the Foundation in 2009 after practicing law with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C. In addition to her legal experience, Regan has worked extensively in policy and education. She has experience with the Texas legislature, working on community college issues with the Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education and on K–12 education issues as a Legislative Aide for Representative Rick Hardcastle.

In Arkansas, Regan served as a legal extern for the Education Committee of the Arkansas House of Representatives. As an educator, she taught ESL mathematics with Teach for America for two years in Houston and authored a pre-Algebra computer-based textbook. She has been recognized for her academic achievements and community service with a number of awards, including the Robert Sarver Award for Outstanding Leadership, Citizenship, Scholarship, and Character by a Graduate Student; three President’s Awards for the Pulaski County Bar Association; an Arkansas Young Lawyers Section Achievement Award; and an Arkansas Bar Association Golden Gavel Award. In 2010, she was selected to two prestigious leadership programs, the Hull Fellows program of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and the LeadAR program.

Regan is active in a number of philanthropic and community organizations. Currently, Regan serves as a board member for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Southeastern Council of Foundations, and the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County. She is a member of the Public Policy Committee for the Council of Foundations and the Southeastern Council of Foundations.

She is a founding member of the Little Rock Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) and has served in recent years as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Pulaski County Bar Association, the President of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, the Chair of the Lawyers for Literacy Committee of the Arkansas Bar Association, and a board member of the Wildcat Foundation.

She earned her BA from Wellesley College, her MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin, and her JD with High Honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. She and her husband Brandon are proud parents of two young children.