Cherish Schaffer is Director of Special Events at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Cherish manages event planning for our Development Department and works closely with our Visionary members and programs. 

Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at the Independence Institute in Denver, Colorado where she was the Special Projects Manager. A veteran campaign operative, she has campaign experience in Colorado, both local and statewide.  She also served as the interim executive director for the El Paso County Republican Party in Colorado and spent 12 years working for a public affairs firm serving government entities, political campaigns and civic causes.
 
Cherish is married with two children. Her husband is active duty Army Special Forces currently assigned to the 10th Group at Fort Carson.