Vice President, Major Gifts and Donor Relations
Philanthropy, Fund Development, Major Gifts, Campaign Strategy, Donor-Centered Stewardship
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Hillsdale College
Ashleigh Imerman is the Vice President of Major Gifts and Donor Relations at United Way for Southeastern Michigan. In this role, she builds relationships with our generous supporters whose gifts of dollars, time and advocacy have mobilized lasting change for families across our region. She is passionate about connecting donors to our mission and helping them find ways to make a meaningful difference.
Ashleigh is an avid advocate for philanthropy - the love of mankind. Her career in the nonprofit sector began right out of undergrad, inspired by a summer service trip to Guatemala with Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Program, and she’s been devoted to raising funds to improve communities and individual lives ever since.
Ashleigh brings more than 15 years of service to nonprofits that share our values. Most recently, she was Chief Advancement Officer at Tamarack Camps, where she led the strategy and operational functionality of both its development and communications departments. Prior, she was Senior Director of Development for the Beaumont Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Michigan’s largest nonprofit health care system. In this position, she led several multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns focused on improving the health and wellness of children, women and families. She also served as Focus: HOPE’s Director of Major Gifts, securing private support for a variety of multi-generational programs, social justice initiatives and wrap-around services for Detroit residents. Earlier in her career, she was Director of Corporate Relations at Forgotten Harvest, where she engaged the Metro Detroit business community and worked alongside Feeding America to activate national partnerships at the local level.
Her personal philanthropy includes being an advisor to the Phillip and Elizabeth Filmer Charitable Trust and a volunteer with Imerman Angels, a national cancer-support organization. She is also a member of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Alumni Association. Ashleigh and her husband, Jeff, enjoy living in the small community of Pleasant Ridge with their rescue dog, Macy. She loves outdoor activities. Whether its running, biking, hiking or skiing, being in nature is her happy place.