Vice President of Philanthropy & Executive Director of RAVE Foundation
Ashley Fosberg joined Sounders FC as Executive Director of RAVE Foundation in November of 2016. She leads the strategic planning, programs and administration of RAVE – Sounders FC’s charitable arm – and its mission-driven investments throughout the Puget Sound region. RAVE builds small fields for free play and invests programs that use soccer as a vehicle to inspire youth.
RAVE focuses its resources and partnerships in communities of need in our region. Under the leadership of Fosberg and in partnership with Seattle Housing Authority, RAVE opened its first turf playfield, built solely for free play, at Yesler Terrace Park in Seattle. In 2018, she was named one of Seattle’s Rising Brand Stars by Adweek, recognizing RAVE’s philanthropic work and its impact in the community.
Fosberg has extensive non-profit experience, having most previously served as Executive Director of Highline Schools Foundation where she fundraised and gathered resources for 20,000 public school students in the culturally rich and economically diverse cities of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac and unincorporated White Center. Prior career experience includes serving as Seattle Art Museum’s Director of Marketing, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Director of Communications and as the PR officer for the Seattle chapter of the American Heart Association. She started her career in broadcasting at KOMO in television and radio promotions. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Seattle, Fosberg grew up attending Sounders games in the Kingdome. She is a graduate of Washington State University and lives in Burien with her three children.