Selfless Love Foundation

Our Story

As an adoptee, Ashley Brown, Founder and CEO of Selfless Love Foundation, knows firsthand that the greatest way to change a life is through the gift of family. Because the opportunities provided to her were a direct result of being given a second chance at life through adoption, Ashley developed a deep desire to pay her blessing forward.

During their engagement, Ed and Ashley decided to start their family by founding an organization that would allow others to have a family as well. In 2015, Selfless Love Foundation was born. 

Jul. 2015

Ashley and Ed Brown create Selfless Love Foundation.

Sep. 2016

SLF partners with Children’s Harbor to create Brown’s Harbor.

Sep. 2017

The Vanilla Ice Project on The DIY Network renovates Brown's Harbor Community Center.

Jan. 2018

SLF brings Adoption-Share's matching technology to agencies across Florida.

Apr. 2018

SLF hosts its first Gala at the Flagler Museum.

Jul. 2019

Founder & CEO Ashley Brown receives the “Lighting The Way Award” for SLF's work in adoptions.

Nov. 2019

SLF spearheads National Adoption Month in Florida with the Show Your Heart social media campaign.

Dec. 2019

SLF and the Florida Coalition for Children host a Youth Engagement Seminar to elevate youth voice.

Feb. 2020

SLF celebrates 100 adoptions!

APR. 2020

SLF starts the trend of virtual events, raising more than $1.2 million and celebrating five years of Fostering Dreams for Foster Children.

OCT. 2020

SLF's youth leadership initiative, One Voice Impact, launches youth councils across Florida.

FEB. 2021

SLF’s advocacy initiates “Youth Engagement” being included in Florida's Child Welfare Strategic Planning.

apr. 2021

SLF hosts the first statewide Dream Tank Competition with surprise guest, Pitbull.

Oct. 2021

SLF launches Foster Youth Voice Month in Florida and secures a proclamation from the Governor.

Nov. 2021

SLF spearheads National Adoption Month in Florida raising awareness about children in foster care waiting to be adopted.

FEB. 2022

Pitbull supports SLF at the Barrett-Jackson car auction.

MAY 2022

SLF's Annual Gala breaks fundraising records.

OCT. 2022

SLF launches Foster Youth Voice Month as a national campaign.

NOV. 2022

SLF leads Florida's National Adoption Month campaign to raise awareness about children waiting for their forever families.

DEC. 2022

SLF makes national news for its work with youth aging out of foster care.

APR. 2023

SLF expands services to Texas.

OCT. 2023

SLF hosts a National Think Tank in Colorado on permanent connections.

NOV. 2023

SLF Makes headlines during National Adoption Month.

JAN. 2024

SLF hires Executive Director Ted Keyser.

APR. 2024

Founder & CEO Ashley Brown gets nominated for the George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award.


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