Ashley Allison is the executive director of Waco Foundation, where she manages all aspects of a $60 million community foundation with the mission of improving the quality of life in McLennan County.
Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Arts in economics at Baylor and a Master of Arts in political science from West Texas A & M University. During her early career, she worked at a Council of Governments writing grants for public infrastructure projects through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Since 1994, she has worked in the community foundation field, including a total of nine years of service with the $150 million Amarillo Area Foundation where she left as vice president, and two community foundations in the Boston area where she was president & CEO. During her career, she has raised over $25 million in grants and contributions for various community foundation efforts.
Ashley is a member of Waco Rotary, where she was recently elected to the board of directors. She also serves on the Waco Business League, Waco Leadership Forum, the Waco Visioning Board, the Waco Chamber Advisory Board and the Greater Waco Education Alliance Board and Summit Planning Committee. She also serves the membership committee of the Southwest Conference on Foundations. She is a graduate of Leadership Waco (class of 2009) and Leadership Texas (2000).
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