Ashleigh Starke

Director, Government, Foundation + Corporate Philanthropy


Ashleigh Starke is the Director of Government, Foundation, and Corporate Philanthropy at the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She joined ILFI in 2020, and is charged with building a robust Grants program, cultivating meaningful relationships with new and institutional donors, and leading a funding strategy to support ILFI’s new vision for an expansive regenerative building movement. After beginning her career as a newspaper photojournalist, Ashleigh transitioned to the nonprofit sector and began using the art of storytelling to raise money for social impact. For fourteen years, she has worked coast to coast with nonprofit organizations focused on human services, youth development, and arts and culture. She has held various senior-level roles, but creating a culture of philanthropy has been a constant thread. Ashleigh is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Photojournalism and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations.