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Abby Hayes

Abby Hayes

CRM and Email Marketing Manager

Abby joined the Friedman Foundation team in 2015 as the Marketing Coordinator. She is responsible for web content upkeep and various other communications-related tasks.

Prior to joining the team, Abby worked as a freelance blogger, copywriter and journalist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis,

Abby lives on Indy’s Near East Side with her husband, Ben, their daughter and son and a cat named Jinx.


Favorite Teacher/Class

Literary Journalism, Ann Williams


Favorite Quote

“’Hope’ is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –

And sings the tune without the words –

And never stops – at all –“

-Emily Dickinson


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Favorite Pastimes

Reading, urban gardening, spending time with family and neighbors


Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

As a parent, my daughter’s education is one of my top priorities. I’m grateful to live in Indianapolis, where I have at least some freedom to choose and direct her future learning. I want to help in any way I can ensure that other parents have the right to choose their children’s educational futures, as well.

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