Nonprofit Board, Ambassador & Social Good Work
Member of the Board of Trustees (2015 - 2020)
Member of the Board of Directors (2012 - present)
Scholarship Committee, Vice Chair (2020 - present)
Honorary Board of Directors (2009 - present)
Member of the Board of Directors (Founding Member, 2015 - 2019)
Ambassador, Mentor & Advisor Roles
Right to Play USA, Ambassador (2014 - present)
Ambassador (2011 - present)
Athlete Advisory Council (2014 - present)
Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" Campaign (2012)
The White House Title IX Anniversary Celebration to commemorate the passage of Title IX, organized by the White House Council on Women and Girls (Mentor, 2012)
Campbell Soup Company (2002-2006)
Labels for Education Program, Ambassador
Sarah Hughes Scholarship, awarding a total of $300,000 in scholarships, plus 7.5 million bonus labels good for free educational merchandise through Campbell’s Labels for Education program
Stamp Out Hunger, a charitable initiative the National Association of Letter Carriers in the US operates that donates food to organizations in need. Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the US. Under the program, over one billion pounds of food have been donated to food banks and pantries over the past 20+ years. Involvement included gathering and collecting food donations, participation in a national print, video and media campaign, and personal visits to raise awareness and increase donations for the program.
General Electric, Heroes for Health Program, Founder and Ambassador (2002-2004)
As part of a multi-year partnership with GE, Ms. Hughes helped raise public awareness regarding health issues, with particular emphasis on their impact on women and children.
The Heroes for Health Program was one of these initiatives. The program included visiting hospitals around the country, recognizing and honoring local health care workers and medical pioneers for their contributions to society, and visiting children and their families in pediatric divisions.