Ashley Leasure, Co-Founder of OrangeGerbera, Inc., works closely with the OneAmerica team helping to guide and develop its development program. Her work in the field is guided by more than sixteen years of experience as a Director of Development and member of executive management teams for social service, arts and medical-based non-profit organizations, most recently expanding the fundraising programs of ACT Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group (the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres).
Prior to coming to Seattle, Ashley led successful development programs including a seven-county division of the March of Dimes and CENTERS for Children & Families. In early 2007, she co-founded her company, OrangeGerbera, (www.orangegerbera.com) that specializes in fundraising and communications, and began consulting with several nonprofit groups in the Puget Sound area. Clients include Legal Voice (formerly Northwest Women's Law Center), Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Hedgebrook, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Women's Funding Alliance, Explorations in Math, Make a Wish Mexico and Family Law Casa. Ashley serves on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals/Washington State and is a member of other industry groups.