Thank You For Your Support
Thank You For Your Support
The Ashbrook Foundation, Inc. (Foundation), established on January 15, 2017, is a nonprofit organization established to enrich student learning experiences and teacher effectiveness. Through a variety of fundraising efforts and relationships in the community, the Foundation will offer financial assistance for students, grants for teachers, support the arts and music instruction, athletic programming, fund technology, and provide for physical enhancements to the school.
It's through the generosity of our alumni and donors that the Foundation will be able to maintain the educational experience that has been historically present for over 9 decades originating from the opening of Gastonia High School in 1924, the name change to Frank L. Ashley Senior High in 1955 and ultimately the merger with Holbrook Senior High that led to the opening of Ashbrook High School in 1970.
To create and sustain a vehicle to provide financial support for Ashbrook High School.
To foster support and enhance the legacy of the entire Ashbrook family; past, present, and future, through financial assistance in all aspects of education.
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of elected directors, whose members are professionals from many walks of life. Its members give time, expertise and financial resources, helping Ashbrook become one of the top public high schools in Gaston County and are committed to building successful partnerships with Ashbrook and its many generous supporters.
Orstell Barnett, Class of '81
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Hoppy Sell, Class of '93
Susan Rhodes Carson, Class of '78
Wade Coffey, Class of '89
Donyel Barber - Class of '92
John Bolin, Class of '76
Page Thompson Carver, Class of '74
Erica Hicks Elliot, Class of '89
Andrea Turpin Farris, Class of '90
Maribeth Layton Jenkins, Class of '89
Cheryl Black Loggins, Class of '78
Leesa Hedges McKeon, Class of '75
Duane Reid- Class of '78
William Spurrier, Class of '73
Kim Hedrick Stewart, Class of '90
Andrew Collins (Ex-Officio)
Board committees include an Executive Committee, a Finance Committee, an Audit Committee, an Investment Committee, a Marketing & Communications Committee, a Fundraising Committee and a Governance & Nominating Committee.
The Foundation follows an outsourced chief investment officer model (OCIO) and contracts investment management services through The Community Foundation of Gaston County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charity that manages community funds. The Foundation’s Investment Committee establishes the Long Term Investment Policy (LTIP) and its parameters within which the OCIO operates and monitors the OCIO’s performance.