Our Mission

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.

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Who We Are

What began as an alumnus initiative of The Arrow Giving Foundation has become an active community-led organization. Ashby Legacy Fund is comprised of Ashby alumni and current residents working hard to encourage the entire community that has benefitted from growing up in Ashby to reinvest in its future.

Meet Our Team

Ashby Legacy Fund is made possible by the generous support of an impressive team of alumni, community leaders, and student advocates.   We invite you to get to know our incredible staff and Board of Directors below.

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Rob Nelson


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Heidi Hoff

Executive Director

MEET Heidi
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Al Niemann

Board Member

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Amelia Barry

Student Advocate

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Dallas Rylander

Board Member

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Greg Smedsrud

Board Member

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Josey Ness

Student Advocate

MEET Josey
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John Kent

Board Member

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Renee Melby

Board Member

MEET Renee
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Nicholas Olson

Board Member

MEET Nicholas
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Dwight Walvatne

Board Member

MEET Dwight
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Suzanne Wing

Board Member

MEET Suzanne
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Paula Wojcik


MEET Paula

Partnerships & Affiliations

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