Why We Exist

Ashton focused her life on others - always asking questions and always willing to learn and open her mind to new and exciting challenges. As she grew into an adult, she chose as her life goal to be someone who would always help and never hurt. When she saw a need, she found a way and the passion to help. Although her life was cut short on August 21st, 2016, she still has a great story to tell. Click here to learn more about Ashton.

We established the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation on December 15th, 2016, four months after losing Ashton in an auto accident. Her passion for educating women who had been left behind is what drives us every day. Receiving our 501(c)3 status was the first step in creating a lasting legacy around this passion.

Our Foundation has no paid positions and no office space.  All donations directly support our mission, and all donations will support women in the local Athens area.

Please view a personal message from Ashton's parents, Ed and Kim Keegan. #ASHTONSENTUS

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Our Goal

Although the women we serve today are struggling for subsistence, our goal is that they and their children will soon be able to strive for their dreams.

Mission Statement

To break the cycle of generational poverty through education and job training.


The Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation is registered in GuideStar and has earned the Platinum Seals of Transparency. Please view our metrics for our activities and impacts in our GuideStar Profile.