About PLEA Foundation
To provide support with training costs and much needed equipment through donations to law enforcement professionals, including k9 officers in need.
Striving to become a national leader in supporting Law Enforcement Professionals.
How We Help
The PLEA Foundation is 100% volunteer based and utilizes donor contributions towards fulfilling our four initiatives listed below.
K9 & Police Officer Vests
Stuffed Animals for Children in Stressful Situations
Ashley McMahon has always had a soft spot in her heart for two things: Animals and Giving.
She began to work at the Professional Law Enforcement Association in 2012. After observing the very rapid influx of Line of Duty deaths across America among Law Enforcement and K9 officers, she knew that PLEA needed to get involved. PLEA Foundation Inc. was founded in 2014, as a volunteer-based non-profit based in Troy, MI. Ashley currently manages the Foundation with interns and volunteers. She is the lead on planning the fundraising events, creating and managing relationships with Police Departments, the K9 Handlers and the bullet-proof vest suppliers.
Ashley graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies from Oakland University. She has been happily married since 2015 and currently resides in Rochester Hills with her husband Brett and Yellow Labrador puppy Sadie.
In her free time, she likes to plan events, do calligraphy, garden, take walks with her husband and Sadie, scrapbook, and live an all-natural life as she is a Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils.
Leslie McMahon became a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent after receiving her degree in Business Management from Northwood University. She proudly became the 4th generation to enter her family’s insurance agency, where she learned every aspect of the business from the bottom up. Her insurance background provided a great resource in the creation and marketing of the Professional Law Enforcement Association, Inc. (PLEA). PLEA offers a Legal Defense Program and multiline insurance programs to law enforcement. Since her election in 1998, Leslie has been the Executive Director of PLEA, and, among her many other duties, is responsible for its’ Marketing Program. In 2014, Leslie founded the PLEA Foundation, Inc.
Leslie has been happily married to her high school sweetheart, George, for thirty five years. They are the proud parents of two grown sons. They currently reside in Rochester Hills, Michigan with their two Labrador retrievers, Shelby and Abby. When she is not in the office, Leslie enjoys relaxing with a good book and outdoor activities with her family.
Kelsey Pfau became a part of the PLEA Foundation in May 2016 by joining our Internship Program for the Summer Marketing Intern position. She currently works part-time for PLEA as an Administrative Assistant. She currently assists Ashley with planning and executing fundraising events. She runs the social media platforms for PLEA Foundation and also markets and networks to acquire sponsorships and donations. Kelsey will be graduating with her Bachelors of Arts and Sciences degree in Communication from Oakland University in April 2017. Kelsey loves anything and everything orange, and enjoys swimming and teaching swimming lessons to children. Kelsey also plans on traveling to the Netherlands in April.
Katherine (Kathy) Gibson graduated from L’Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Twp., Michigan. Kathy graduated from Baker College of Mt. Clemens with an Associate’s Degree in Business. While attending College, she starting working part time for an Insurance Agency. Kathy has been working in the Insurance Industry for over 20 years, becoming a Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent in 2013. She has worked in the Accounting Department of Insurance agencies since 1996, and has a true passion for numbers.
Kathy has two fur babies, Nutmeg a 3 ½ year old Collie Mix, and Amber a 2 year old Polydactyl Tortoiseshell cat. They currently reside in Harrison Township, Michigan. In her free time, she loves to bake and work on plastic canvas/needlepoint crafts. She is also an huge Detroit Red Wings hockey fan.
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