YWCA Central Massachusetts 2016-17 Community Report

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Central Massachusetts

2016/2017 community Report


YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Letter from the Executive Director & Board President.............5 Women & Girls Economic Advancement...................................6 Women & Girls Health & Safety..................................................8 Racial Justice & Gender Equity..................................................10 Financials................................................................................... 11 Donors.........................................................................................14 Volunteers...................................................................................18 Front and back cover images courtesy YWCA USA. ywcacm.org 3


Letter from the Board President & Executive director YWCA Friends and Supporters, Few non-profits survive 131 years, but that’s just how long the YWCA Central Massachusetts has been serving girls, women, and their families. We believe that our singular focus on racial justice and gender equity, and our commitment to creating programs that are responsive and reflective of our communities’ needs, have led to this longevity. At the YWCA Central Massachusetts we are focused on helping girls and women change how they see themselves and their future aspirations through increased income, educational attainment, permanent housing, and career pathways that lead to independence and economic self-sufficiency. As part of the YWCA USA network, we will continue to use our collective voices to champion issues that bring positive change to our communities. Now, more than ever, we need every individual to be actively engaged in what’s happening in our world and our community. During this past year, YWCA members, volunteers, and friends used their voices to advocate for effective policies and funding that support our community members. Also, the YWCA continued to raise its profile as a leader on issues of race and gender equity. We continued to offer partnership, space, and support to community groups and coalitions such as the City’s Coalition Against Bias and Hate, Healthy Greater Worcester, and Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Other highlights include the YWCA’s involvement with the City’s very successful Pow! Wow! mural festival (you might have noticed the new murals on the YWCA’s Salem Square building) and the YWCA Synchro-Maids’ 50th anniversary celebration and 12th place ranking at the United States Synchronized Swimming Nationals. The YWCA’s Board of Directors and staff continue to make progress towards the agency’s five-year strategic plan, including laying the groundwork for a major renovation of our One Salem Square facility located in downtown Worcester. To all of you who believe in the YWCA’s mission of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, thank you for sharing your compassion, courage, and for joining YWCA on this meaningful mission. Our success would not be possible without you. Thank you.

Micki Davis, Board President

Linda Cavaioli, Executive Director

WOMEN & GIRLS ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT Early Education & Childcare There is no doubt that women are central to the economic well-being of their families and play a critical role in our nation’s economic prosperity. The YWCA supports women’s economic empowerment and a work and family agenda, and it is our goal to support a woman’s ability to balance work-family demands by providing warm, nurturing care in a secure environment for every child.

Early Education and Childcare Programs are offered for children age one month to six years, and offer ageappropriate learning in a diverse and fun setting. Our Worcester center became a QRIS Level 3 validated center in March 2016.

Camp Wind-in-the-Pines is a summer day camp for school-aged children located on Stiles Reservoir in Leicester. Each session is packed with themed activities, The YWCA’s after-school program offers a balance of games, and projects, as well as traditional camp activities. academic support, arts and cultural enrichment, recreation, The summer literacy program keeps children reading all and nutrition. School-age programs are located in two summer with fun challenges and total camp participation. Worcester Public Schools and offer full-day programming Scamper Camp offers an exciting and developmentally during school holidays and vacation. Both programs became appropriate introduction to camp for children entering QRIS level 2 validated centers in March 2016. kindergarten. 6

“As a widowed single mother, my family has benefited immensely from YWCA summer camp and after-school programs. My sons have not only been afforded the luxury of additional STEM programming...but also being in the care of such a nurturing and caring staff provides me with peace of mind while I am at work and away from my boys.” –Alyssa, parent

Empowerment & Economic Advancement Each year, 76 percent of women and children served by YWCAs have incomes below the federal poverty level or less; the equivalent of about $23,850 a year for a family of four. We work to address the unique needs of those living in poverty and strive for outcomes that increase emotional and economic self-sufficiency. YWCA Central Massachusetts provides economic empowerment programs offering help with housing, health care, career education, and counseling. We are committed to developing future generations of community volunteers and leaders who will give their time and talent to the same community who invested in them. Young Parents Program (YPP) helps expecting and parenting teens gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their high-school equivalency certification (HiSET) and provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children. Young parents learn to set goals that lead to longterm self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. Girls CHOICE is a program that provides support to middle- and high-school girls, pairing them with a mentor throughout their educational experience. Girls build confidence, a sense of personal and community responsibility, and continuing education plans. Our Transitional Housing Program (THP) offers an affordable housing option, paired with case management, for single women who are working or in school. This program is the YWCA’s response to the urgent need for safe, quality housing for adult women faced with homelessness.



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children served daily in the early education and care program children graduating preschool in 2017


of children meet their milestones and are kindergarten-ready


participants in Learning 4 Fun afterschool programs


campers served


students served through YPP


YPP students acheived their HiSET


students participated in Girls CHOICE


women served through Transitional Housing ywcacm.org 7

WOMEN & GIRLS HEALTH & SAFETY Wellness & Health Equity YWCA seeks to improve the lives of women and girls by providing high-quality health and wellness programs that are too often not available to disadvantaged and marginalized communities of color. Programs and services are designed to address health inequities and members are able to customize fitness options that work for each individual’s lifestyle and fitness goals. Specialized programs in place for women include small

group training combined with nutrition and coaching, and ENCOREplus, a support group and water exercise program for women living with, through, and beyond breast cancer. Healthy Youth Development encourages our younger members to improve their self-esteem and realize their potential. Weekly activities include fitness, aquatics, creative and educational initiatives, volunteering, and internships. The YWCA Synchro-Maids, a competitive synchronized swim team for girls ages 5–18, promotes team work, positive communication skills, leadership, and progressive skill-building. This year the SynchroMaids celebrated their 50th anniversary and placed twelfth in the nation at United States Nationals. Institutional partnerships provide access and opportunity for underserved local populations who may otherwise not have access to a wellness program. 8

“I feel a better sense of understanding about domestic violence. I feel like someone understands my feelings and is not judging me for how I feel. I feel I have been informed of my options concerning my court case.” –Domestic violence survivor and YWCA DV services recipient

Domestic Violence Services As the largest network of domestic violence service providers in the country, YWCA remains committed to reducing violence against women and girls. The need is very real. Every month, 46 women are shot to death by a current or former partner, and intimate partner homicides account for nearly half of all women killed each year in the United States. Domestic Violence Services at the YWCA provide direct and comprehensive support to survivors of domestic violence, and work to create community solutions that prevent domestic violence and promote healthy relationships. Community-Based Services are designed to meet the needs of all individuals whose lives are affected by interpersonal violence as they journey from victim to survivor. All services are confidential and free of charge. These include two confidential emergency shelters, a 24-hour helpline, court advocacy, individual short-term advocacy, and support groups. YWCA’s Outreach and Prevention Program offers violence prevention education services for youth, teens, and adults. Our violence prevention services educate the community by equipping individuals with the skills to resist violence and abuse and promote healthy, nonviolent interaction. The Coordinated Community Response Network (CCRN) is a partnership with the YWCA and community agencies and advocates to assist domestic abuse victims in accessing services. High Risk Response Teams bring together the District Attorney’s office and police and probation departments to identify cases at risk for lethality. Partners work to keep survivors safe and hold perpetrators accountable in five local communities.



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fitness plan members fitness classes per week

and adults 278 youth participated in the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program

participated in 22 women EncorePlus violence 3,764 domestic helpline calls fielded were provided 858 people individual advocacy and group support

received 329 individuals prevention education and children 253 adults provided with safe

emergency housing

individuals assisted 1,727 new with restraining orders ywcacm.org 9

RACIAL JUSTICE & GENDER EQUITY Racial & Social Justice YWCA believes that all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender, have the right to justice and equal protection under the law. This includes policies that eradicate racial profiling, increase immigrant rights, retain and strengthen affirmative action, reduce hate crimes, promote health equity amongst underserved populations, and that result in increased education on racism and its elimination. We are committed to dismantling racism in all forms through organizational best practices, research and development, advocacy and public policy, training and public education.

Part of YWCA’s effort to become more mindful of its mission and to fully integrate it both internally and externally includes developing and implementing comprehensive, ongoing Racial Equity 101 trainings for staff and volunteers. These trainings deepen awareness of institutional and structural racism and how racial justice issues connect to the community, governing programs, and organizational work of the YWCA. YWCA is continually expanding its racial justice work in the community through events, activities, and dialogues that address the intersection of race, gender, and economic equality, and increase understanding of structural and institutional racism. The YWomen Speak series is one such event. Pioneered at the YWCA , this recurring, on-site dialogue brings together 25 multi-racial and multi-ethnic women participants and generates conversations around racial justice, civil rights, race, gender, economic advancement, and intersectionality. The annual STAND Against Racism is a series of events that bring together like-minded organizations sharing the YWCA’s vision of eliminating racism and celebrating diversity and culture. At this year’s STAND— themed “Women of Color Leading Change”—140 local organizations participated, pledging to STAND with the YWCA. Events included a leadership breakfast featuring a keynote address by tribal rights attorney, activist, and NODAPL leader, Tara Houska; a community forum with Ms. Houska; and a Saturday celebration showcasing diverse performances, artwork, and food.


Income sources for the year ended September 30, 2016

Total operating revenues = $6,299,826 51% Government Fees & Grants 4% United Way 4% Other

Includes: Special events net, investment income, misc., in kind

9% Contributions & Grants 32% Program Services & Fees

Expenses by program for the year ended September 30, 2016 Total expenses = $6,444,866 78% Program Services & Support

14% M&G & Fundraising

8% Facilities

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statementS of financial position September 30, 2016 & 2015 ASSETS: 2016

Current Assets: Cash




106,441 $ 127,438

180,566 37,222

Program service fees receivable



Other accounts receivable





Bequest receivable Prepaid expenses and other





Investments, net of current portion



Property and equipment, net



Total current assets

Total assets


5,104,158 $




LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS: CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable Accrued expenses Current portion of long-term debt Current portion of capital lease obligations













Note payable, bank



Long-term debt, net of current portion



Deferred revenue Total current liabilities

Long-term portion of capital lease obligations


Total liabilities






Designated by the Board of Directors



Property and equipment















NET ASSETS: Unrestricted:

Appreciation of Board designated investments Total unrestricted Temporarily restricted: Purpose Appreciation of permanently restricted endowment Total temporarily restricted Permanently restricted Total net assets Total liabilities and net assets


3,789,935 $


3,906,247 $


statements of activities & changes in net assets September 30, 2016 & 2015 OPERATING REVENUES AND PUBLIC SUPPORT: 2016

Program Service Fees Government contracts



3,212,145 $




Grants and contributions



United Way

Individuals and other



Special events, net of expenses of $30,671 and $32,993 in 2016 and 2015, respectively



Investment income appropriated for operations



Miscellaneous income



Membership dues



Donated materials and services









Transitional Housing



Women’s Economic Empowerment



Greater Worcester



North County





Management and General



Program Support






Total operating revenues & public support EXPENSES: Program Services Wellness and Health Equity Child Care

Domestic Violence Services:

Total program services Support Services




Total support services



Total expenses



Changes in net assets from operations





Investment income, net of fees of $19,400 and $14,987 in 2016 and 2015, respectively



Loss on disposal of property and equipment







NON-OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Realized gains on sale of investments

Investment income appropriated for operations Unrealized gains (losses) on investments Total non-operating activities



Changes in net assets



Net assets, beginning of year



Net assets, end of year


3,789,935 $


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Donors The YWCA Central Massachusetts is grateful to the many individuals, businesses, foundations, family funds, and civic organizations that made cash gifts or pledge payments between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. The following list recognizes those who have provided unrestricted operational and program support as well as restricted and capital gifts. The list also includes designations through workplace campaigns. $100,000 + United Way of Central Massachusetts $50,000+ United Way of North Central Massachusetts Women’s Initiative, United Way of Central Massachusetts $10,000+ Coghlin Electrical Contractors/Network Services Fred Harris Daniels Foundation Greater Worcester Community Foundation Valerie Loring

Massachusetts Bar Foundation Metzger Family Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation C. Jean and Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation PEACE Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation Corinne C. Turner Foundation $5,000+ Bank of America Charitable Foundation Linda Cavaioli Digital Federal Credit Union Fallon Health Foundation

2017 STAND Against Racism leadership breakfast.

Fletcher Foundation Hoche-Scofield Foundation People’s United Community Foundation Lorna Stearns TD Charitable Foundation TJX Foundation UniBank for Savings Unum Group $2,500+ Anonymous (1) The Allstate Foundation Margarete Arndt, D.B.A. Berkshire Bank Foundation Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation Digital Federal Credit Union Foundation Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Hanover Insurance Group Foundation Susan Mailman Marsh & McLennan New England St. Vincent Hospital Community Benefits The Feiner Rodman Charitable Fund United Way of Central Massachusetts – Fuller Capital Webster Five Foundation Wyman-Gordon Foundation $1,000+ Gail Carberry Central One Federal Credit Union


Commerce Bank Micki Davis Lori Dawson Diocese of Worcester – St. Vincent Community HealthCare Fund Linda Doherty Aleta Fazzone Mary Feeney First Baptist Church of Worcester First Congregational Church of Paxton Allen Fletcher Mary Fletcher Deborah Gavron-Ravenelle Liisa Holm Robyn Kennedy Charles Kingsbury Linda Carre Looft Patrice MacLauchlan Matrix Fitness Linda Maykel, D.D.S. John Medbury Renee Mikitarian-Bradley Rita Moran Nancy Moscato Charlene Nemeth Judith Ockene Orion Emergency Services, Inc. Melinda L. Persons Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts Cynthia Pitcher Richard Porter Providence & Worcester Railroad

C. George Rand David Riley Milagros Rosal Stowe & Degon, LLC Ann Tripp Verizon Wireless Hopeline Scott and Jacqueline Wellman Susan Woodbury Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger of Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Philip Samponaro Sam Schwartzberg Helen Shuster Ann Stamm Sunshine Club Transformations Kick Boxing Kristin Waters

$250+ Anonymous (3) Janet Abrahamian Martina Arndt Hazel Berry Edla Bloom $500+ Nancy Buckingham Anonymous (2) Christina Clouse Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Janet Amorello Foundation Joyce Augustus Carolyn Dik Norman Bitsoli Louise M. Erskine Real Janice Bouchard Estate, Inc. Roberta Brien Barbara Fargo Bowditch & Dewey, LLP Martha and Doug Breunig Saul Feingold Lucy Candib, M.D. Patricia Fletcher Friendly House First Church in Sterling Eve Gilmore Carolyn Knight Dik Fund Joanne Gravell of Greater Worcester Ellen Gregus Community Foundation Barbara Jo Harrold Joseph Gregus, Jr. Head’s Up Salon Penny Johnson Kathy Herrman Michelle Jones-Johnson Joseph Indrisano Karen Kempskie-Aquino Denis Kelly Ann Lisi Jessie Kelly Jane Lochrie, M.D. Fred Looft Jean King Judi Kirk Lyons Plumbing & Heating Elaine Lucas Ruthann Melancon Meghan Maceiko Mirick O’Connell Attorneys Lia McCarthy at Law Natural Balance & Beauty Joyce McNickles, Ed.D. National Network to End William Meany Sandra Morin Domestic Violence Bonnie O’Brien Nypro Foundation Cheryl Richards Pilgrim Church SG & D Insurance Anne Reardon Agencies, LLC Renaud HVAC & Controls, Inc.

2017 Young Parent Program graduates.

Carol Seager Siff Charitable Foundation Lynda Young Sorrenti Ann Stamm Maria Tembenis Liz Tomaszewski UMass Medical School United Congregational Church Alyson Whalen $100+ Anonymous (6) Wendy Ardizzone Amanda Baer Elizabeth Baldarelli Christienne Bik Christine Bisceglia Susan Black Dianne Bruce Sally Buffum Joanna Cain Ginni Cardoso Crystal Carpenter Harriette Chandler Sarah DiGeronimo Yuisa Perez Chionchio Devlyn Coelho Carlos Cruz Samantha D’Angelo Herbert Daitch Sharon DiFranza John Doherty

Cynthia Drelinger Karen Dumas Carolyn Erskine Linwood Erskine Marianne Felice, M.D. Jennifer Fini Ann Flynn Robin Foley Deborah Gallant Dorista Goldsberry Good as Gold Coffee Systems, Inc. John Grady Patricia Hallberg Jay Himmelstein Sandra Honig Daniel Kelly Rev. Paul Kennedy Peggy Kocoras Barbara Kohin Lauraine Laurence Linda Leroux-Griffin Alexizendria Link Karen Ludington Christine MacWade Anita Maurier Theresa McBride, Ph.D. Samantha McDonald Jean McNary Mary Ellen Meegan Janet Wilson Moore Gina Moretti-MacConnell Jessica Morris ywcacm.org 15

Salem Society Membership in the Salem Society recognizes donors who make a commitment to support the YWCA Central Massachusetts with an annual leadership gift of $1,250 or more. Members provide the unrestricted funding necessary to advance the agency’s mission by enabling the YWCA to recruit and retain talented and dedicated staff, maintain and improve the physical plant, enhance existing services, and develop new programs to meet emerging needs among women, children, and families. Salem Society Members Anonymous (1) Margarete Arndt, D.B.A. Linda Cavaioli and John Medbury Micki Davis Lori Dawson Linda Doherty Aleta Fazzone

Mary Feeney Mary Fletcher Deborah Gavron-Ravenelle Liisa Holm Robyn Kennedy Linda Carre Looft Valerie Loring Patrice MacLauchlan Susan Mailman

2017 Katharine F. Erskine Award recipients.

Margaret Morris Kathleen Myshrall Ginger Navickas Suzanne Nebelung Amarely Gutierrez Oliver Scott Pelletier Cindy Purcell Anne Reardon Gareth Roberts Kimberly Salmon Linnea Sheldon Noreen Smith Imrana Soofi Judith Uthoff Kali Walker-Smith 16

Mark Wambach Johnny Whitfield Kristina Wilson Workers’ Credit Union Donna Wright Elaine Wright Janice Yost, Ed.D. Up to $99 Anonymous (10) David Achenbach Therese Adams Gabrielle Alan Always on Call Health Services, Inc.

Linda Maykel, D.D.S. Renee Mikitarian-Bradley Rita Moran Nancy Moscato Charlene Nemeth Judith Ockene, Ph.D. Deborah Penta Cynthia Pitcher

Phyllis Pollack and W. Peter Metz C. George Rand Shelley Rodman Lorna Stearns Ann Tripp Susan Woodbury

Daniel Anderson Susan Babineau Christian Baehrecke Kenneth Bates Violet Beckett Betty Ann Berube Melanie Bonsu Beth Borchelt Elisabeth Borg Richard Brown Emma Cadman Katherine Cannon Tess Cooney Café Destare Etel Haxhiaj Amanda Courtemanche Joanne Cox Michael and Marsha Cramer Karen Damien Melanie Demarais Carole Demchack Thomas DiReda Sheilah Dooley Bradford Douty Jeanne Dupres-Flores Regina Edmonds Deborah Ekstrom Deborah Ellstrom Lynn Feraco

Emily Ferrara Judy Freedman Fask Donyce Fleck Geri Fuhrmann Leah Gallivan Vanessa Garcia Deborah Gayner Izaida Gonzalez Law Office of Michael Gorman, LLC Patti Gould Noemi Grajales Judith Griffin James Grillo Judith Hadam Nerissa Harper-Ketter Beth Harris Thomas Hopkins Nancy Johnson Frank Kartheiser Loretta Kelly Gerd Keuppers Sheila King-Goodwin Jean Largess Sulaune Laughlin Colleen Laviolette Linda Larrivee Jennifer Ledoux Nancy Lee

Ariel Lim Suzanne Lwandowski Agnes Lucier Paula Madison Susan Maedler Patricia Maguy Deborah Martin Angel Martinez Shawn Maurer Lauren McCarthy Mary McCarthy Donna McGrath William McNary Mary McRae Justina Melendez Gail Melgren Carie Miele Joanne Miller Carol Ann Millette Barbara Mitchell Andrea Morais Ellen More Jill Motyka Laura Myers

Ann Nelson Anne O’Brien Edwina Olcott Linda Pape A. Judith Parsons Susan Perschbacher April Perry Cristina Picozzi Julie Pierce Joyce Prouty Charleen Raymond Catherine Reed Robert Rentsch Aaron Richman Karen Riley-McNary Ruth Rubin Sergio Saltau Nancy Seguin Lowerre Simsarian Edna Spencer Nancy Vatour Monica Salazar Lory Santoro Rhonda Sargent

Paul Schiff Colleen Smith Catherine Spinelli Jennifer Stirk Tenere Taylor Sheila Tetler Diane Thibaudeau Margaret Traina Pamela Troccia Marienelly Vazquez Dori Vecchio Pauline White Lois Wims Virginia Woodbury Donna Wright Helen Zazulak YWCA Nereids Swim Club Employee Giving & Matching Gift Companies Bank of America United Way Campaign Berkshire United Way, Inc.

Gap Foundation Liberty Mutual Give with Liberty National Grid United Way Employee Campaign Stop & Shop Supermarkets The Aetna Foundation The Benevity Community Impact Fund Tiaa-Cref Employee Giving Campaign United Way of Central Massachusetts United Way of Central New Mexico United Way of Massachusetts Bay/ Merrimack Valley United Way of North Central Massachusetts United Way of Tri-County Unum Group Verizon Foundation

Special Event Sponsors Thank you to all those individuals who attended and supported, and the dozens of local businesses that donated their services and/or gift items to the YWCA’s special events: BWR Dance for Peace Dance-a-thon, Daybreak Breakfast, STAND Against Racism, and Tribute to Women. Dance for Peace Clinton Savings Bank Fidelity Bank Health Alliance Hospital Leominster Credit Union Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School Foundation Nypro Foundation Workers’ Credit Union Daybreak Breakfast Fidelity Bank Reliant Medical Group – Atrius Health

Webster Five Worcester Business Journal Stand Against Racism Bowditch & Dewey LLP Friendly House UMass Medical School Tribute to WomenKatharine F. Erskine Awards Luncheon Bay Path University Bowditch & Dewey LLP Commerce Bank Fallon Health

Hanover Insurance Group Foundation Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PENTA Communications, Inc. Quinsigamond Community College Saint Vincent Hospital Women’s Initiative of United Way of Central Massachusetts

Kenvo Floor Company Minuteman Press Mugford’s Flower Shoppe Neal Rosenblum Goldsmiths PENTA Communications, Inc. St. Gobain Corporation Sleep Number Stores Struck Catering Worcester Business Journal

In-Kind American Printing & Envelope Foley Food Service ywcacm.org 17

VOLUNTEERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Micki Davis, Clark University President-elect Joyce Augustus Vice President Robyn Kennedy Treasurer Mary Dean, Clinton Savings Bank Assistant Treasurer Deborah Gavron-Ravenelle, Reliant Medical Group

2017 STAND Against Racism community celebration.

Other Amazon Smile Foundation Edison Wiper, Inc. PayPal Giving Fund United Way Partners United Way of Central Massachusetts United Way of North Central Massachusetts Government Child Care Resources City of Leominster City of Worcester Mass Department of Children and Families Mass Department of Early

Education and Care Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Mass Department of Housing and Community Development Mass Department of Public Health Mass Department of Transitional Assistance Mass Office of Victim Assistance THANK YOU, STUDENTS Clark University Stair-a-thon

The YWCA wishes to acknowledge all the individuals and companies whose in-kind donations have a much greater impact on YWCA programs and their participants than people may realize. Whether they are books or games for the children in our child care centers or emergency shelter, small household items for women in our transitional housing program, gifts for families during the holidays, clothing, or computer equipment, THANK YOU! 18

Clerk Margarete Arndt, D.B.A., Clark University Assistant Clerk Christienne Bik, Fallon Health Ex Officio Linda Cavaioli Executive Director Members Amanda Baer, Mirick O’Connell Roberta Brien, Worcester Business Development Corporation Lori Dawson, Worcester State Univeristy Mary Feeney, Bowditch & Dewey Nerissa Harper-Ketter Irene Hernandez-Rodriguez, Fitchburg Community Connections Liisa Holm, Marsh McLennan New England Sheila King-Goodwin, PeoplesBank Alexiendria Link, NAACP Worcester

Meghan Maceiko, Unum Group Patrice MacLauchlan Joyce McNickles, Ed.D., McNickles & Associates Yuisa Perez Chionchio, Worcester Public Schools Milagros Rosal, Ph.D., UMass Medical School Imrana Soofi, Muslim Community Link of Central Massachusetts Susan Woodbury CORPORATORS John Anderson Wendy Ardizzone Amy Berry Hazel Berry Mark Bilotta Maureen Binienda Sarah Bowditch Harriette Chandler Anita Collins Joyce Danielson Linda Doherty Christopher Ebacher Carolyn Erskine Judy Freedman Fask Steven Fischer Robin Foley Eve Gilmore Dorista Goldsberry Joanne Gravell James Hayes Rose Hayes Penny Johnson Mary Kennedy Rev. Paul Kennedy Barbara Kohin Shirley Konneh Leah Lamson Patricia Lewis Jane Lochrie, M.D. Gary MacConnell Joseph MacDonough

Deborah Gavron-Ravenelle Robyn Kennedy

Susan Mailman Linda Maykel, D.D.S. Theresa McBride, Ph.D. Kate McEvoy-Zdonczyk Timothy McGourthy Ruthann Melancon Janet Moore Rita Moran Jessica Morris Elizabeth Myska Christopher Nelson Charlene Nemeth Bonnie O'Brien Beatriz Patiño Anthony Pellegrini Marilyn Perlman Deborah Penta Candace Race Kathleen Rentsch Robert Rentsch Shelley Rodman Janet Simonds Edna Spencer Ann Stamm Donna Truex Kristin Waters Meridith Wesby

Daybreak Standing Committee Carolyn Erskine, Co-Chair Robert Rentsch, Co-Chair Hazel Berry Margo Chevers Edward Gardella Isabelle Jenkins Theresa McBride, Ph.D. Linda Midura Andrea Morais Ginger Navickas Rev. Aaron Payson Anthony Pellegrini Phyllis Pollack, M.D. Ann Stamm

Executive Committee Micki Davis, Chair Margarete Arndt, D.B.A. Joyce Augustus Christienne Bik Mary Dean

Finance Committee Linda Doherty, Chair Joyce Augustus Mary Dean Deborah Gavron-Ravenelle Karen Kempskie-Aquino Gary MacConnell Joseph MacDonough Susan Maedler Nancy Moscato Investment Committee Linda Doherty, Chair Nancy Moscato Ann Tripp

Volunteers from Working for Worcester clean up Camp Wind-in-the-Pines, April 2017.

Nominating/ Governance Committee Joyce Augustus, Chair Hazel Berry Micki Davis Mary Feeney Eve Gilmore Robyn Kennedy Linda Looft Elizbaeth Myska Judith Ockene, Ph.D. Program Committee Liisa Holm, Chair Susan Benedict Robyn Kennedy Sheila King-Goodwin Meghan Maceiko Christopher Nelson Bonnie O’Brien Yuisa Perez Chionchio Milagros Rosal, Ph.D. Kristin Swash

Judith Ockene, Ph.D. Jennifer Safford Imrana Soofi Resource Development Committee Katherine Metzger, Co-Chair Eve Gilmore, Co-Chair Margarete Arndt, D.B.A. Patrice MacLauchlan Ruthann Melancon Hilda Ramirez Kimberly Salmon Patricia Smith Lorna Stearns Susan Woodbury

Stand Against Racism Committee Jessica Morris, Co-Chair Beatriz Patiño, Co-Chair Che Anderson Joanne Fowling Heather-Lyn Haley, Ph.D. Public Policy Committee Nerissa Harper-Ketter Robert Jones Christienne Bik Judi Kirk Laura Crowley Heather Mangione Eve Gilmore Vicki Manning Etel Haxhiaj Joyce McNickles, Ed.D. Julie Holstrom Kyla Pacheco Joyce McNickles, Ed.D. Rev. Sarai Rivera Suzanne Singh Nebelung Isacc Tesfay Jayna Turchek Racial Justice Task Force Erica Ayisi Gabrielle Alan Staff make every attempt to Nicole Belanger ensure that the information Chantel Bethea included in these lists are Danielle Bloh accurate and complete. Lori Dawson, Ph.D. If there are omissions, Amy Ebbeson misspellings, or other errors, Deborah Hall please report them to the Nerissa Harper-Ketter Development Office at 508Etel Haxhiaj 767-2505, extension 3009 and Alexizendria Link please accept our apologies. Joyce McNickles, Ed.D. ywcacm.org 19

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