Ashley Foster Named Development Director of Hand in Paw

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January 9, 2020
Ashley Foster Named Development Director of Hand in Paw


Birmingham, AL: Hand in Paw, Alabama’s premier Animal-Assisted Therapy provider, is excited to announce the promotion of Ashley Foster to Development Director.

After serving Hand in Paw as a volunteer for several years, Foster joined the staff as Director of Events and Strategic Partnerships in 2018. In addition to overseeing the organization’s major fundraisers, Foster will now help raise awareness and additional support for Hand in Paw’s mission to improve human health and well-being through Animal-Assisted Therapy.  A graduate of Furman University, Foster has a career background in event planning, fundraising and corporate partnerships.

“Ashley’s commitment to our mission is unwavering. For the past two years, she has consistently exceeded every goal we set in fundraising and community service. I am excited to see the work she will accomplish in this decade,” said Margaret Stinnett, Executive Director.




With a mission to improve human health & well-being, Hand in Paw is Alabama’s premier Animal-Assisted Therapy provider and a national leader in this growing field. Hand in Paw’s professionally-trained volunteer handler and animal Therapy Teams help improve people’s day to day lives in over 75 medical centers, schools, and human service organizations throughout North Central Alabama and Tuscaloosa. Our volunteer teams make thousands of beneficial visits through community events and participating facilities each year, helping countless children with special needs, at-risk youth, struggling students, and people with chronic and terminal illnesses. At no time has Hand in Paw charged for its services. For more information, visit

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