Ashley Weaver, Director of Alumni Relations
Ashley Weaver is the director of alumni relations for Young America’s Foundation. Her goal is to actively engage participants of Young America’s Foundation student programs as they move on to impact and advance the cause of conservatism beyond high school and college.
As a political science major at Grove City College, Ashley had bestselling author and Young America’s Foundation speaker Dr. Paul Kengor as her professor and advisor. His commitment to conservatism and admiration of the American Presidency, particularly Ronald Reagan, led to the opportunity for her to be chosen as a Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, during the summer of 2000. During her internship, she attended the National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, D.C., catalogued and archived the special letter collection from Loraine Wagner (Ronald Reagan’s long-time pen pal), and enjoyed visiting Rancho del Cielo. It also set the course for the rest of her life.
Upon moving to the Washington, D.C., area in 2006, her involvement as a Young America’s Foundation alumna helped her obtain the assistant director of planned giving position at the National Rifle Association of America. It was there she met her husband, Kyle, and where she worked until joining the Foundation’s team in May 2014.
Ashley, her husband, and their two daughters reside in Leesburg, Virginia. In her spare time you might find her enjoying the outdoors with her kids, shot gunning or upland game hunting with their bird dogs, or racing triathlons.