Haggerty-Richardson Fellowship

The Haggerty-Richardson Fellowship brings together a selective group of promising young conservative professionals who are interested in maximizing their influence in the conservative movement as leaders, philanthropists and engaged citizens.

Haggerty-Richardson Fellowship

October 23 through October 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  Applications open on May 1, 2019, and will be accepted through August 1, 2019.

Incoming Haggerty-Richardson Fellows will be awarded travel to and from Washington, D.C, and lodging for the entire duration of the Fellowship. Most meals will also be provided. Families are welcome to come and explore the city while their Fellow is otherwise engaged.

About the Fellowship

Now in its second year, the Haggerty-Richardson Fellowship brings together a selective group of promising young conservative professionals who are interested in maximizing their influence in the conservative movement as leaders, philanthropists and engaged citizens.

Over three days, fellows will be exposed to seminars that discuss the inner workings of the House and Senate, meet and talk with key conservative influencers and gain a critical understanding of the behind-the-scenes efforts of the conservative movement in Congress.

See bios of our 2018 Fellows here.

Topics include:

  • Congress 101
  • Conservatives in Congress
  • Working with Key Influencers
  • Establishment vs Conservatives
  • House and Senate Up Close
  • A Preview of Upcoming Policy Battles
  • Visits to Congress and the White House

Fellows and their families are welcome to stay for the weekend, at their own expense. For those doing so, CPI would be happy to help with planning and booking activities around Washington, including but by no means limited to:

  • Monuments by Moonlight tour
  • Play at Arena Stage or Kennedy Center
  • Visiting the Smithsonians
  • Museum of the Bible
  • Arlington Cemetery

Who Should Apply?

Haggerty-Richardson Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified young professionals who currently participate in the conservative movement through activism, philanthropy, scholarship or related fields.

Application Requirements

  • Personal Information
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Short response essay & interest form


Ryan & Regan Haggerty

Ryan Haggerty currently works for the Bert Fields Jr. Family Office in Dallas, Texas. The late Mr. Fields mentored Ryan and taught him the value of promoting limited government, free-markets and how that enables every citizen to live the American dream. The main business units of the family office are banking, oil and gas, ranching and real estate.

Regan Haggerty, while first being an incredible mother to their two children, is also an event planner. Regan started her own company in 2007 and has handled weddings, non-profit events, social and corporate events.

Ryan and Regan met at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and were married in 2009. They currently reside in Fort Worth and have two children, Collin and Caroline. Both Ryan and Regan are deeply involved in Fort Worth civic affairs. Regan is the incoming chair of the Southwest Regional Council for Make-A-Wish North Texas and a board member of the Fort Worth Prayer Breakfast. Ryan serves on the boards of the Metropolitan YMCA of Fort Worth and the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth. He is a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, which raises money for 4H and FFA youth. Both Ryan and Regan are heavily involved with the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and serve on a number of committees there. Ryan is the youngest member to ever serve on both the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Ali Richardson

Ali Richardson is the founder of Politically Direct, a group that works to provide resources to Republican County Chairs across Texas, and co-founder of Richardsontrace, LLC. She is also a budding real estate investor in the Fredericksburg, Texas area. She began her passion for politics as a volunteer in Dallas County with a Get Out the Vote effort and was later hired on as the Organizational Director. After the successful election of the first Republican in a county-wide office in over a decade, she was promoted to become the Executive Director. Ali attended Regis University, studying business, and was a 2018 Haggerty-Richardson fellow. She currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Ryan, Regan and Ali believe in promoting the conservative movement to young professionals and have been personally mentored and guided by many leaders in Texas, D.C. and abroad. All three of them are very excited about partnering with CPI to bring young leaders from around the country together for this program.

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