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Ashley McIver is senior community philanthropy officer focused on economic security. She oversees the Working Families Success Network, supporting local nonprofit agencies to increase their capacity to help struggling families in North Texas become more financially stable, gain meaningful work and develop economic mobility. Ashley also works to amplify CFT’s philanthropic impact through partnerships with other critical asset-building nonprofits and funders, including the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, focused on strengthening regional leadership around the workforce ecosystem in Dallas. Ashley is a content expert at CFT in economic security, workforce development and youth, and brings an equity lens and focus to all her work.

Prior to joining CFT in 2015, Ashley worked as program manager for Big Thought’s after-school program in two DISD elementary schools in Oak Cliff and Pleasant Grove, and she spent time as a stay-at-home mom. She credits her love of serving the community through nonprofit leadership to her time working with youth and their families at Mission Waco while attending Baylor University.

Ashley holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Baylor University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Community Leadership / Board Service

Ashley is a steering committee member of Workforce Matters, a national nonprofit supporting funder engagement on workforce development.  Ashley is on the steering committee of Asset Funders Network and is a cohort member of The OpEd Project. Additionally, she's serving a three-year term on Plano ISD’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee.

Ashley was selected to serve alongside national peer funders such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation, on the 2019-2021 Workforce Matters Steering Committee as the sole Texas representative.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"Building relationships, connecting people and the community."

Favorite Quote

“Hard working people should not be poor.”

— Anonymous