Director of Institutional Advancement
Years at NGFS: 1
Education: B.A. in History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics
Ashley, the Director of Institutional Advancement, has a simple reason for working at and loving NGFS: “It feels like home.” Previously, Ashley worked as New Garden’s athletic director and advancement assistant, and most recently at Junior Achievement of the Triad as the director of development. She has also worked in event planning, facility management, athletics, and fundraising in the nonprofit sector.
Ashley is very excited about the new school year and cannot wait for “the energy and excitement of having kids on campus for the 2017-18 academic year!” She loves the mission of the school, the people she gets to interact with, and the chance to be part of a community that puts students first.
Ashley is deeply involved in the community and is especially passionate about women’s initiatives. She serves as an adviser to the UNCG Chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) and is working to establish a professional chapter of NAWMBA in the Triad. Ashley’s work with UNCG is not limited to NAWMBA and she also serves as the Bryan School Alumni Association President. Ashley was inducted in the Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” in February of 2017.
Ashley is married to Jonathan Raper, Middle History teacher. They have three children: Allie, Andrew, and Luke. They also have two dogs: Buddy (a Golden Retriever) and Cameron (a Bichon/Shih Tzu mix). Ashley enjoys travelling, spending time at her children’s sporting events, and tennis.