Jeff Ashley named to Hall of Fame
Like many of you, we know our founder Jeff Ashley is a local legend. But now, his alma mater Trinity High School has made it official!
Last week, Jeff was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame, recognized not only for Ashley|Rountree’s support of the nonprofit sector but for his fundraising acumen that resulted in major campaign impacts for regional assets Spalding University and the University of Louisville. Jeff has also served countless hours on nonprofit boards, including as chair of the Regional Cancer Center Corporation Board for the UofL Health Brown Cancer Center, the University of Kentucky National Alumni Association, and the Kentucky Nonprofit Network.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Jeff shared a memorable anecdote that put this honor into perspective:
“Sometime during my senior year, I got a note directing me to the principal’s office where Chief Administrative Assistant Evelyn Fultz told me I’d been selected the Red Lobster Student of the Month. I received a certificate and a free shrimp dinner, and Evelyn remarked with a smile, ‘You know, it doesn’t get any better than that.’ At the time, I agreed with Evelyn; nothing was better than a free shrimp dinner. But I have to say – this is better. I’m honored and humbled … and I am so very thankful.
“Trinity High School is a special place that has impacted my life and the lives of thousands of others. Trinity helps people become their best, builds relationships that last a lifetime, and pays dividends for that same lifetime and generations that follow.”
Two things are certain: Jeff’s passion for strengthening communities is palpable, and we proudly follow his example every day to assist our nonprofit partners in building resources to continue their critical, challenging work.