Ashley Friend

Director of Development

Ashley joined Lakeview Pantry in October 2013. She previously held the role of Development Manager until March 2017. In her role as Director of Development, she manages the day–to–day operations of the agency’s development team and oversees all fundraising efforts.

During her time at Lakeview Pantry, she has helped to grow overall fundraising revenue by 20% by maintaining a 77% donor retention rate, growing the direct mail program by 34%, and working with community partners to increase awareness of Lakeview Pantry’s work on Chicago’s North Side.

Ashley received her master’s degree in international studies from DePaul University. Before joining Lakeview Pantry, she worked for Sarah’s Circle and the Women’s Global Education Project.

Lakeview Pantry Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With 3 food distribution programs that deliver more than 1.6 million pounds of food to our neighbors each year and social services that help clients achieve independence, Lakeview Pantry aims to end hunger for good. Make your impact today!

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