Ashley Rodwick

Koret continues to invest in organizations that build community, expand economic security, and increase educational opportunity. The past few years have underscored that many people in the Bay Area are being left behind. More than ever, the Foundation’s work aims to lessen the divide and to level the playing field.

Ashley Rodwick

Senior Program Officer

Ashley joined the Koret Foundation in 2010. As senior program officer, she manages Koret’s grants and initiatives for the Bay Area, including the areas of K–12 education, higher education, and arts & culture. 

Ashley’s extensive social sector experience spans work with government agencies, community-based organizations, and philanthropic institutions. She has championed numerous causes, including education equity, care for the elderly and disabled, food security, technology and transparency in government, programs to address childhood obesity, healthcare for the unhoused, and support for at-risk youth.

Ashley received her Masters of Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, with a concentration in nonprofit management and planning.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University.

An avid runner, Ashley serves on the charity committee of her running club, the Pamakid Runners, which provides grants to local organizations promoting community health and fitness.

Ashley grew up in the Midwest, moving to the Bay Area for college. She and her husband live in Oakland with their two daughters, and are often found exploring Northern California’s great outdoors.

More From Ashley Rodwick

Thoughts & Opinions | Dec 2022

Nervous about election results? You should be. Americans hardly know anything about civics

"If children don’t have civic opportunities where they live and we aren’t teaching them the fundamentals of democracy, then how can we expect them to protect it as adults?" Koret's Ashley Rodwick reflects on the future of US civics education in this op-ed originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Thoughts & Opinions | Dec 2019

Addressing the Bay Area’s new face of hunger

Koret’s Senior Program Officer, Ashley Rodwick, reflects on the changing landscape of food insecurity in the Bay Area.