As the Events Coordinator, Ashley supports the Senior Manager of Events and is part of the Development Team. She helps with the successful execution of all fundraising events at JAF, including signature events (Annual Golf and Gala), Brewery “Hop Overs”, Team JAF Athletic events (Boston Marathon and Falmouth Road Race), and Supported Hosted/Community Fundraisers (Project 800 and Young Professionals Council).
Ashley was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Massachusetts. She attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management. Prior to working at JAF, Ashley worked in elementary special education for over 10 years.
Get to Know Ashley
What drove you to join the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?
I lost my dad in 2020 to pancreatic cancer, so what we do at JAF means more to me than what I can express through words. JAF helps alleviate financial stress and offers assistance through meaningful programs so families can focus on the fight. It is a comfort knowing that the work we do is helping to provide these resources needed to lessen the strains of those difficult journeys.
What is your favorite thing about working for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?
Knowing the JAF Team and I are working to support cancer patients and their network of family and friends. Everyone works together towards a common goal and shares the same mission and values.
What’s a “fun fact” about yourself that others may be surprised to learn?
I was a nationally ranked competitive gymnast and team director, collegiate cheerleader at UNH, and high school diver and runner. As well as an active golfer, runner, hiker, and volunteer in the community.