63.5 F
Fort Worth
Monday, October 19, 2020
Entertainment New president, CEO named at Fort Worth Public Library Foundation

New president, CEO named at Fort Worth Public Library Foundation

Other News

Book celebrates defunct newspaper on anniversary of demise

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Vindicator in Youngstown, a 150-year-old paper that shut down last year because of...

D Magazine founder Wick Allison dies

D Magazine founder and longtime publisher Wick Allison died Sept. 1 after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to a story in...

Fortress Festival team launching Fort Worth-based creative agency

The team behind Fortress Festival is launching Fortress Creative, a new full-service creative agency focused on serving brands and local businesses.

Local agencies take home national honors at AAF program

Balcom Agency wins five silver awards Balcom Agency, a Fort Worth agency founded in...

The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation has hired a new president and CEO.

On Monday, the foundation’s board of directors announced Andrea Ash will take on the leadership role.

Ash formerly served as the vice president of financial development at the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth.

The foundation supplements public and private funding support for educational programming, buildings, and infrastructure improvements at the Fort Worth Central Library.

“I am honored to be joining such a passionate and dynamic team where I can combine my expertise with my passion of life-long learning for the purpose of serving the Fort Worth community,” Ash said in a press release.

A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Ash also has a master’s degree in public administration from DePaul University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The foundation initially started in 1993 to fund urgent needs in the Central Library. So far, the foundation has contributed over $9 million to the library system.

“On behalf of the board, we are thrilled to welcome Andrea to the Foundation”, said Jennifer Henderson, chairman of the board. “Both the Foundation and the Fort Worth Library will flourish with her ability to take on new and diverse approaches to building awareness and funding to our establishments.”

Ash will be the third CEO in the foundation’s history, following former President and CEO Leslie Oliver’s departure. Tom Turner had served as the interim CEO and president during the transition phase.

Latest News

Heard any Biden jokes? Study of late-night comics finds few

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — From the perspective of late-night joke writers, there's really...

Theatre Wesleyan to present Gruesome Playground Injuries live and streamed

Theatre Wesleyan will present Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries as the fifth production in the Six Plays At Six Feet semester of...

Theatre Wesleyan to present ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ live and streamed

Theatre Wesleyan will present Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries as the fifth production in the "Six Plays At Six Feet" semester of...

TX Whiskey releases Sherry, Tawny Port products

The makers of TX Blended Whiskey and TX Straight Bourbon on Oct. 19 announced the launch of two new products—TX Straight Bourbon...

Impatient Democrats want Biden to do more in Texas

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The whispers about Texas are picking up again.Polls are unusually tight. Political money...