Highline Schools Foundation Names Ashley Fosberg New Executive Director
The Board of Trustees for the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence announced Monday (March 28) that they have selected Ashely Fosberg as their new Executive Director.
Ms. Fosberg is a longtime resident of the Highline area, with a wealth of experience working in the public schools. Her latest task was serving as chairperson of the very successful “Heart and Soul,” the bi-annual auction benefit that raised over $100,000 for the Marvista PTA (read our coverage of that here).
Other Highline District involvement experiences have been with the Athletic Advisory Committee and the Middle School Assessment Committee. Some area residents will remember her also as the owner of the B-Town Scoop ice cream shop in Olde Burien. Ashley has also been the manager of the Gregory Seahurst Swim Club. Her other non-profit experience has included over seven years as the Director of Marketing with the Seattle Art Museum and prior to that , the Director of Communications at the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Ms. Fosberg will begin to phase in her employment with the Foundation in Mid-April, just in time to provide help with their biggest event of the year, The Gold Star Benefit on May 13th. This year the Gold Star Benefit will offer either a breakfast or lunch choice for attendees (read our coverage of that upcoming event here).
Her full-time responsibilities will start on September 1, 2011.
“We are delighted to have someone with Ashley Fosberg’s experience and talents to lead our Foundation to provide even more services and funds to the students and teachers of the Highline School District,” the board announced Monday.
The Highline School Foundation for Excellence is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1999 with the purpose of providing community resources to help Highline Public Schools succeed. For more information, visit their website here: http://www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org.
According to the HSF website’s job description:
The Executive Director provides leadership for the organization and is responsible for the management of all staff. This position reports to the President and Executive Committee of the Foundation. The Executive Director is expected to promote and communicate the mission and objectives of the Foundation, to drive fund development and to raise awareness of the Highline Schools Foundation in the community. The Executive Director will strive to increase the Foundation’s fundraising to more than $1 million annually and be a critical strategic partner in helping the Highline School District achieve its vision.