Vice President, Development
Tycely Williams serves as vice president of development for YWCA USA. In this capacity she works alongside the chief executive officer to develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies to increase dollars raised from contributed and earned income. Tycely is a Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE) that has helped nonprofit organizations raise and mange more than $80 million dollars over the past nineteen years. Prior to joining YWCA USA, Tycely served as the chief development officer for the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. In addition, she has advanced philanthropy as the director of major gifts for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, a director of development for two health and human services organizations, the artistic director of two community-based dance studios, and the executive director for a nonprofit organization founded by a Fortune 500 Company.
Tycely is the founding chair of Monument Academy Public Charter School and the first woman of color to lead the Junior League of Washington. She is chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Women’s Impact Initiative, and a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Washington Metro Chapter, the largest chapter of charitable fundraisers in the United States. A cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, Tycely holds a B.A. in communication with distinguished departmental honors and a minor in Journalism. She earned an Executive Masters in Leadership from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In her spare time, Tycely crashes fundraising galas and taste-tests fried green tomatoes.