Ellen Hubbard

Director of Donor Relations |

Ellen Hubbard leads the donor relations team at Pacific Legal Foundation, where she helps donors partner with PLF to advance property rights, free enterprise, and individual liberty and rein in unconstitutional government overreach.

Ellen loves connecting with, and getting to know, PLF’s donors because she thinks they are among the best of humanity—generous and selfless, they are passionate about fighting for freedom and leaving a better America for future generations. She enjoys assisting her team in coming up with creative ways to help donors fulfill their goals and interests.

Prior to PLF, Ellen was a major gift fundraiser at The Heritage Foundation. Before that, she and her husband, Jim, founded American Film Renaissance, a first-of-its-kind org aimed at promoting films and filmmakers celebrating liberty through pop culture and digital media. AFR film festivals garnered press on six continents (all but Antarctica). She has been a frequent interviewee (Fox News, CNN, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, et al.) and speaker at events hosted by The Club for Growth, Council for National Policy, and CPAC.

Ellen is a member of the State Bar of Texas, where she practiced civil litigation in Dallas. She grew up in Minnesota and now lives in Reno, Nevada, and enjoys running (Lake Tahoe and Twin Cities Marathons), hiking, and traveling to weird places. She has spent Thanksgiving in both the lowest (the Dead Sea in Jordan) and highest (Mount Everest in Nepal) locations on earth. And no, she didn’t eat turkey at either place.