Speaker Feature: Victoria Cobb
One of our nine (in-person) Think Well 2018 speakers is Victoria Cobb, president of The Family Foundation (TFF). TFF is the largest and oldest pro-family organization in Virginia, and defines its mission as "supporting Virginia families by applying a biblical worldview and founding principles to culture and public policy." Founded in 1985, the nonprofit—with Victoria at its helm—bases its public policy action and advocacy on "the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty."
Victoria has worked with TFF since 2000. One source summarizes her work this way: "She stands before busy Virginia lawmakers and speaks the truth plainly and persuasively, in defense of families and children, life, and liberty."
We're extremely fortunate to have Victoria coming to Think Well, as she's an in-demand speaker and commentator on the issues that impact today's families and society as a whole.
Victoria lives near Richmond (TFF's headquarters) with husband Matt and their two daughters and two sons. In her free time, she enjoys running and gardening.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Richmond, where she majored in political science and leadership, her alma mater's School of Leadership named her its 2010 Alumni of the Year. She's also collected myriad other accolades. From the TFF website: "She also received the prestigious 'Character Does Count' Award from the Patriot Republican Women’s Club and the 2014 Paul Weyrich Faith Community Leader of the Year award. In 2007, she was named one of Richmond’s 'Top 40 under 40' by Style Weekly newspaper. She has also served on numerous boards and commissions, including current service on the John Jay Institute Board of Governors."
To learn more about Victoria's work at TFF and read some of her articles, check out the TFF website here. You can also read an editorial on "modern feminism" that she penned for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in March 2018 here.
At Think Well, Victoria's two sessions will be on Wednesday afternoon (June 27), and are entitled "A Call for Biblical Engagement" and "By Design: A Look at God's Design for Family Life." (Read descriptions of these sessions here.)