Ashley is the head of the Family Philanthropy practice at Lansberg Gersick Advisors (LGA), where she helps families define their collective vision for their philanthropy, and then build the governance, operations, and programs to support that vision. Ashley has particular expertise working with family foundations undergoing generational transitions, when matters of purpose, values, and strategy come to the fore. Beyond traditional philanthropy, she works with families to consider the ways that they utilize wealth to achieve their social impact goals, integrating these activities into their broader enterprise continuity plans.
Prior to her work at LGA, Ashley founded Blanchard Consulting, and before that headed the philanthropy team at TCC Group, a nonprofit strategy and management consulting firm. She writes and presents frequently on matters related to family philanthropy succession and continuity, was the founding co-chair of the Council on Foundation’s Next Generation Task Force, and is a trainer in the 21/64 Network (inaugural class).
Ashley is Vice Chair of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, a Washington-DC based family foundation which strives to create a more fair and just society. She is the former Chair and a fourth-generation family member.
She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed her master’s degree in Public Policy. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.
Freedom & Effectiveness Through Accountability
Posted on July 28, 2023 by Miki Akimoto, Ashley Blanchard
The Principles of Effective Family Philanthropy: Accountability
Posted on June 5, 2023 by Liz Dozier, Cathy Cha, Connie Malloy, C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser, Ashley Blanchard
2023 Partner Summit
Posted on May 3, 2023 by Andrea Judd-Shurmur, Bridget McGuiggan, Regina Bell, Randy Van Antwerp, Kyle Caldwell, Miki Akimoto, Dr. Brittany Kienker, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Christine Sherry, Jason Born
2023 Family Philanthropy Leadership Retreat
Posted on April 19, 2023 by Susan Stamerjohn, Michelle Tremillo, Alejandro Foung, Dr. Jason Franklin, Jonathan Brack, Sandra Fluke, Tonya Allen, Diego Zegarra, Sue Banerjee, Catherine Maddox Walton
Full Report—Philanthropy in Complex, Multi-Generational Families: Balancing Individual Preference with Collective Purpose
Posted on April 12, 2023 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Community Foundations Topical Call: Balancing Individual and Collective Giving in Families
Posted on February 15, 2023 by Ashley Blanchard, Tony Macklin
Balancing Individual and Family Interests in Collective Giving
Posted on November 30, 2022 by Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Complexities of the Collective: Balancing Individual and Family Interests
Posted on December 7, 2021 by Melinda Oakes, Andy Klingenstein, Wendy R. Ulaszek, Ph.D., Ashley Blanchard
Nexus of Strategy and Governance
Posted on May 6, 2021 by Renee Kaplan, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Sapphira Goradia, Ashley Blanchard
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