Ashley Lawrence

Executive Director

Ashley is the Executive Director of the Springboard Foundation. She is a nonprofit professional with 20+ years of progressive experience with proven success in fundraising and community outreach. Ashley provides strong leadership and excellent people management skills. Ashley also works in the College of Charleston Admission Office as the Associate Director of Cougar PAWWS (Parents and Alumni Working with Students).

Ashley has over twenty years of experience in community outreach, volunteer engagement, fundraising, and special events planning. She worked for the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) as the Community Outreach Manager where she managed over two thousand federal volunteer employee’s participation in Hands on Science and the Emeritus Scientist Programs. She has been the Development Director for several nonprofit organizations including the University of New Mexico and Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. She has managed and stewarded several nonprofit boards consisting of 12 to 48 members. Ashley conducts nonprofit organization workshops and webinars to community organizations

Ashley grew up in Anderson, SC and attended the College of Charleston and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations. She later obtained her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix with a specialty in International Business. She currently lives in Mount Pleasant, SC.