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Ashley McIver

Senior Community
Philanthropy Officer
Contact Information
Favorite quote
“Hard working people should not be poor.”
— Anonymous
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"Building relationships, connecting people and the community."
Joined CFT

As senior community philanthropy officer for Communities Foundation of Texas, Ashley focuses on education and workforce development. She oversees CFT’s education portfolio, which focuses on degrees and credentials of value and quality jobs. In her role, she is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities to affect positive systematic change within communities and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the Foundation.

During her tenure, she has grown and developed a nonprofit network focused on economic security through strategic capacity-building programs designed to increase their capacity to help families in North Texas become more financially stable, gain meaningful work, and develop economic mobility. Ashley is a capacity builder, passionate about data, human connections and relationship building — keys to effectively supporting nonprofits so they are better able to connect their work to improving systems.


Ashley is the co-author of “I Said What I Said,” an anthology of Black women in nonprofit. Because of her expertise, she represents the Foundation on several boards and committees, including the North Texas Asset Funder’s Network, Junior League of Dallas Advisory Board, Texas Opportunity Youth Advisory Council, Wells Elementary PTA, Workforce Matters (2020-2024), Encore Park (2022-2023), and DFW Regional Housing Consortium (2020-2022).

Ashley’s Favorites
Racial equity
Local Restaurant
Boiling Crab
Place to take out-of-towners
Klyde Warren Park, Perot Museum, Stars Stadium, Wake boarding
Going on trips that involve some level of adventure and scenery; children's sports activities, including club soccer and gymnastics; and going home to Arkansas for a little R&R

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