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Fort Worth Public Library Foundation Appoints Andrea Ash as President and CEO of the Foundation

Fort Worth, Texas (April 15, 2019) –The Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation are pleased to announce the hiring of Andrea L. Ash as the new president and chief executive officer of the Library Foundation. Andrea formerly served as vice president of annual and major gifts for the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. Prior to the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, Andrea served as the director of development for the University of Michigan-Dearborn, in Dearborn, Michigan.

“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. We also owe a debt of gratitude to Tom Turner, interim CEO/President for his leadership during this transition.”

Andrea is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has a M.S. in Public Administration from DePaul University in Chicago and a B.S. in Communications and Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

“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,” said Andrea.

Andrea will become the third Chief Executive Officer in the twenty-six-year history of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation. The mission of the Library Foundation is to benefit both the Fort Worth Library and the Fort Worth community by providing resources that support educational programming, buildings and infrastructure improvements. The Library Foundation has contributed over $9 million to the library system and Fort Worth community in support of its mission since its founding in 1993.

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