Ashford University Presents Matching Funds Donation to American Red Cross

Ashford University recently presented a check for $2,554.75 to the Gateway Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for its International Relief Fund.  The check was from Ashford’s parent company, Bridgepoint Education, Inc. The company matched the donations of Bridgepoint and Ashford employees during a fund drive after the Haiti earthquake in January.  All combined, Bridgepoint Education and its employees contributed more than $25,000.00 nationally to the relief fund.  Presenting the check to Amber Wood, Executive Director of the Gateway Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (second from left) were Ashford employees and local Red Cross board members Charlie Minnick, Dave Stedwell and Jody Graham.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education’s postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education’s regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.