Aisha Gayle Turner
Chief Development Officer
Aisha has served as a development professional for the past 12 years and has devoted her career to closing the opportunity gap. In February 2023, she joined Start Early to lead their fundraising efforts as their new Chief Development Officer. Most recently Aisha served as the Interim Chief Advancement Officer with IDEA Public Schools where she built and managed a team of fundraisers across the country. During her time with IDEA, she helped increase their presence from 3-8 regions, more than doubling IDEA’s regional fundraising growth. Aisha is a transparent and kind leader that uses a DEI-informed lens to ensure that her teams reflect the composition of the communities they are serving. Aisha is a natural storyteller and captivating speaker who will now be bringing her commitment to education, fundraising expertise, and holistic leadership to Start Early.