Vice-President of Development
Tycely Williams, a selfproclaimed matchmaker, has inspired individuals and institutions to invest more than 84 million in charitable causes. Currently, she serves as vice president of development for YWCA USA and is a certified fundraising executive CFRE. A cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, Tycely holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with distinguished departmental honors and a minor in journalism. Tycely possesses an executive masters in leadership from Georgetown University. In her spare time, she leads the Womens Impact Initiative WII of the Association of Fundraising Professionals International. WII is charged with assessing, addressing and highlighting the specific issues and challenges that women in the fundraising profession face. In addition, she currently serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Ethics Committee and is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals AFP Washington Metro Chapter, the largest chapter of charitable fundraisers in the United States. Tycely is also president of the Junior League of Washington, the first woman of color to hold the position in 105 years. A joyful divorce, she enjoys traveling, crashing charitable fundraising galas, tastetesting fried green tomatoes and conversing with valuesdriven leaders in preparation for her first book.