Ashley Cunningham has been nominated as a Shining Star, a prestigious recognition announced at Arts Council Northeast’s signature event that raises funds and honors outstanding women leaders.

Ashley is an invaluable part of the community and played an instrumental role in the oversight of GRACE’s single most important fund raising event to ensure all the moving parts function seamlessly for a memorable and purposeful event.

As co-chair of the 2016 Gala, Ashley worked tirelessly to ensure that every detail and function of the event was completed to the utmost perfection.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Texas. A former teacher and child life specialist, her specialization in children with special needs led her to partner with Camp Jon Marc, a North Texas summer camp designed for children with disabilities.

Of course, Ashley would not receive this award without the recognition of her family as her biggest support system. Her husband, Andy, co-chaired the Gala and was by her side every step of the way.

Prior to moving to Southlake in 2016, the high school sweethearts called Grapevine home for sixteen years. The two have since volunteered ample time to after-school activities for their three young children: Drew, Claire, and Cole.

Ashley is an excellent motivator, friend, and role model. Her warm spirit comforts everyone she comes in contact with. Thank you for all that you do, Ashley!