Hello I’m Ashley Pester and I joined the CHOICES family in February 2010. I worked in an admin position for two years which gave me a greater understanding of our organization from the inside out. In January of 2012 I transitioned into the development role, raising awareness about CHOICES and helping kids in our communities. I graduated from WSU in August of 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science. However, I attend The University of Cincinnati for 3 years prior, and consider myself a Bearcat at heart!
I love my job because I get to meet fascinating people, and with their support create opportunities for our kids to succeed and overcome obstacles that stand in the way of their success. When I see 100 kids playing and smiling at our annual Christmas party it brings me such great joy, for that evening they aren’t thinking about anything but being a kid and having fun. So many people come together to make events like that happen, and things like that give you a new outlook on life and a renewed sense of hope within your neighbors.
Professionally I am member and the first Young Scholarship recipient of The Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Greater Dayton Region Chapter. I am a 2012-2013 graduate of The Kettering Leadership Academy. In 2013 I was named Notable Networker of the Year by the Kettering, Moraine, Oakwood Chamber.
Outside of work I like spending time with my family. Especially watching OSU and Browns football or my daughter playing sports. I like to cook, bake, craft and spend time at the pool in the summer.
I have come to learn the wonderful work CHOICES does within our communities, and everyday I am grateful to be part of this amazing organization.
“No one has ever become poor by giving” – Anne Frank