Ashby Legacy Fund, a community-led foundation, invests in the preservation of Ashby as a special place to live for generations to come.
Established by current and former members of the Ashby community, ALF focuses on three areas of impact:
- Community Initiatives, investing in the progression and development of Ashby.
- School Programming, partnering with teachers and the school community to provide funding for equipment, curriculum, and school programs.
- Scholarship Program, providing a school-wide opportunity that reaches and impacts every Ashby student in grades 1-12.
Together, residents of Ashby and grateful alumni curate sustainable initiatives within these three focus areas that promote and spotlight the unlimited potential and impact of the community’s youth, families, and businesses.
The Scholarship Program of Ashby Legacy Fund encourages future generations to pursue and achieve a post-secondary education that enables them to realize their unlimited potential and impact within the Ashby community and beyond. All students that graduate from Ashby Public School having completed at least one-year in the school will be eligible to apply for their potential scholarship balance to be used to pay for their post-secondary education.
Community Basketball Court Refurbishment Project
The basketball court in Ashby’s city park has long been a hub for area youth, but over the decades, it has fallen into disrepair. Recognizing the important role this facility plays in the physical and social well-being of Ashby’s young people, the ALF Community Team is spearheading a major refurbishing project, including new concrete and fencing for court. We look forward to the ribbon cutting ceremony during Appreciation Days 2021.
Central Lakes Trail Improvement Project
The ALF Community Team (at the time known as the Ashby Community Club) installed the Bike Tune Up Station at the Central Lakes Trail head in Ashby in 2018 and made improvements to the parking area at the Trail Shelter in 2019. The ALF Community Team continues to support the Central Lakes Trail and its vital role in our community by furnishing the portable toilet facilities throughout the summer months.