Kathryn and Darren Ash

Kathryn Lummus Ash (ABJ ’82) and Darren Winston Ash (BBA ’81, MAcc ’82) of Charlotte created the Ash Honors Service Fund, which provides a $1,000 stipend to Honors students who engage in service locally, nationally and globally. Kathryn Ash is a member of the Honors Advisory Board and a University of Georgia Foundation advisory trustee. The couple has two sons, one who graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 and the other who is currently enrolled.

“Since our college years at UGA, we’ve had the opportunity to be involved with some of the university’s best and brightest students through the Honors Program, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Terry College of Business. We’ve been amazed at how much these students have to offer not only intellectually, but to the world community through dedicated service and civic engagement. In looking at ways to expand our giving, we were honored to be able to create an Honors Service Fund and Student Leadership Development Fund to help these students realize their dreams of impacting lives in whatever field they choose, wherever they choose to pursue it. UGA’s commitment to helping students give back to their community is just one more reason we’ll always be proud to be Georgia Bulldogs.”

—Darren and Kathryn Ash