Jeffrey L. Ashley
Founder & President
With over 20 years of leadership giving fundraising experience, Jeffrey Ashley has assisted numerous organizations in raising over $500 million throughout his career. Previously he served as Vice President for University Advancement for Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky (The University subsequently became a client of Ashley & Associates). During his tenure, Spalding completed its first comprehensive capital campaign, raising $15.3 million on a $10 million goal. Prior to that Ashley served as Director of Major Gifts for the University of Louisville’s “Challenge for Excellence” Campaign. He played a leadership role in directing the silent and public phases of the campaign that raised over $340 million on a $200 million goal. He also served as Executive Director of the Trinity High School Foundation, Inc. setting goals for funds raised in annual fund, major gifts and endowment.
After a career in education, Jeffrey sought an opportunity to apply the entrepreneurial skills that made him successful at these and other institutions to start his own business. In 2002 Jeffrey began to offer his consulting services full-time and later that year established Ashley & Associates. Since then Jeffrey has worked with hundreds of organizations throughout the community and region to improve their management operations and comprehensive fund development programs. Jeffrey graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and earned a Master of Arts in Business from Webster University.