Victoria Cobb '99

President, Virginia Family Foundation

Witherspoon Fellow

As a Witherspoon Fellow, Victoria’s internship work in government relations gave her priceless experience on Capitol Hill. At Alan Crippen’s recommendation, she went on to intern at the Virginia Family Foundation in her home state, where she fell in love with the work and has remained ever since. After several years of increasingly impressive work, she became president of the foundation in 2004.

Victoria and her team provide busy Virginia lawmakers with the information they need to make family-friendly decisions on legislation. They have recently fought to extend foster care support for children, protect the rights of students to speak about their faith, keep state funds away from abortion providers, and much more.

In 2007, Victoria was named one of Richmond’s “Top 40 under 40” by Style Weekly. She received the 2010 Alumna of the Year from the School of Leadership at her alma mater, the University of Richmond, and the 2011 Alumna of the Year from Delaware Christian School. She also received the “Character Does Count” Award from the Patriot Republican Women’s Club and the 2014 Paul Weyrich Faith Community Leader of the Year award. Meanwhile, she, and her attorney husband Matt, are raising four children. In 2014, Victoria joined the John Jay Institute’s Board of Governors.