San Diego, CA
Ashley Stone serves as an at-large director on Heifer International's board of directors, a position she has held since February 2014. Her commitment to Heifer's mission, however, began long before that.
Ashley graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Emory University and earned a Master's Degree of Social Work from San Diego State University. A licensed clinical social worker, Ashley devoted her time to the foster care system and international adoption before dedicating herself to raising her three children.
Ashley has a long history of volunteer service. For more than 10 years, Ashley has been an active, avid volunteer for Heifer International. As an Area Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley encouraged and practiced grassroots community development to build a strong group of engaged volunteers in the San Diego area. Ashley has co-chaired several successful fundraising events for Heifer, is an active advocate for Heifer’s educational programs at her children's school, and has represented Heifer at other business and education forums.
Ashley works closely with Heifer staff to build relationships with other philanthropists in Southern California and Mexico, resulting in significant monetary support of Heifer's mission to empower smallholder farmers. Ashley has traveled to Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Nepal, and Mexico and has seen firsthand the transformative power of Heifer's work. As a board member for Heifer International, she is committed to expanding her reach into California's philanthropic community in order to scale up the impact she has already achieved in this arena.
Prior Board experience includes the Board of Directors for Jewish Family Service of San Diego and the San Diego Jewish Academy.
Ashley resides in San Diego, California with her husband, Ryan, and their three children. Ashley played competitive basketball for a good part of her life and won the UAA Conference Player of the Year award. Now, she enjoys playing beach volleyball and encouraging those around her to live a healthy and active lifestyle.