Ashley Ege serves as the Director of Communications and Outreach at the Community Foundation of the New River Valley. The newest of the three staff members, she joined in 2020. Ashley was involved with the Healthy Roots initiative before starting with the Community Foundation. She oversees the GiveLocalNRV annual giving day, Nonprofit Institute, and communications for the Foundation. She enjoys this position because it allows her to interact with several nonprofits in the community, as well as interacting with donors and other community members.
Before joining the Community Foundation, Ashley was a Senior Director of Development for the American Heart Association overseeing a small team and the small market campaigns in the state of Virginia. The campaigns she managed were Heart Walk, Heart Ball, and Go Red for Women luncheons with a $750,000 annual non-restricted goal. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a Marketing concentration from Radford University and her Master of Business Administration from Liberty University.
She serves on the Board of Prevention Connections and was involved with the Blacksburg Junior Women’s Club for several years. She enjoys exercise, reading, the outdoors, and mentoring others. She lives in Elliston with her husband Ryan and two children, Cameron, and Annabelle.