Bachelor, Wells College, 1965. Master of Business Administration, Case Western Reserve University, 1986.
Social worker San Diego County (California) Welfare Department, 1966-1968. Social worker, volunteer coordinator Washtenaw County (Michigan) Juvenile Court, Ann Arbor, 1968-1970. Administrative assistant to president Medical Ventures, Ltd., Cleveland, 1985-1986.
Director Project MOVE, Office of Mayor City of Cleveland, 1986-1989. Director development and president's programs Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1989-1997, director special gifts and principal projects, 1997-1998, director development College Arts and Sciences, 1998-2001, assistant dean for development College Arts and Sciences, 2001—2004. Senior development officer Cleveland Museum Art, since 2006.
Trustee, vice president Children's Aid Society, Cleveland, 1989-2004, president, 1997-2004. Trustee, chair development Project: LEARN, Cleveland, 1990-1996. Past trustee, community volunteer Junior League Cleveland, Inc., since 1971.
Active Volunteer Ohio, 1987-1996. Trustee, executive committee member Applewood Centers Inc., since 2004. Member of Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Association Fundraising Professionals (cert, chair publicity Greater Cleveland chapter 1994-1996).
Married Richard B. Ainsworth Junior, October 30, 1965. Children: Richard B. III, Alison.