YWCA of Asheville Annual Report 2014-2015

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Asheville, NC

ANNUAL REPORT 2014 – 2015

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Children from the Early Learning Program

Dear YW Family and Friends, Transformation comes in many forms and in many seasons. This past year I have been challenged with navigating my healing from breast cancer. It truly took the full support of my staff, Board, and a broad community of friends and colleagues, including many of you. This year I have learned the importance of family and community. I have been reminded that no one, not one of us, is an island. We rely on each other, on organizations, and on services. We never know when we will need assistance. This year, it became even more important to me to eat a rainbow full of fruits and vegetables every day. This year, it became even more important to me to model for my daughters what it means to access resources and ask questions. And, this year, it became even more important to me to empower myself by asking for help when I needed it. And I can honestly say that I have come out on the other side, truly transformed, stronger, and more thankful for you and the YW community. Our mission is bold and clear – Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for all. With your help, we do that for hundreds of people every day by offering programs that bridge gaps in education, health care, child care and earning power. Read on to find out how! Thank you,

Beth Maczka Chief Executive Officer

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Katie Latino and Gerry Leonard

Eliminating racism. Stand Against Racism

Racial Justice Workshop

• The YWCA of Asheville held 75 Stand events in 2015. Asheville comprised 14% of the 553 total Stand events nationwide. The Stand brought widespread community and media attention to the fact that racism still exists and must not be tolerated.

• We implemented a YWCA Racial Justice Workshop to train staff and Board on shared language and concepts related to racial justice, becoming familiar with the YWCA’s racial justice framework, and growing more comfortable talking about race and racism.

Empowering women. MotherLove

Getting Ahead

Empowerment Child Care

•Thirty-three pregnant and parenting teenagers stayed in school because of the support, advocacy, resources, and mentoring they receive in the MotherLove program.

• Fourteen women completed our first Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World program focused on identifying the causes of poverty and how to obtain resources to get out of poverty.

• Sixty-five percent of Empowerment Child Care participants improved their economic situation by getting a job, increasing their education, or securing a vital social service such as housing, permanent disability benefits or legal services.

• Ninety-seven percent of MotherLove participants advanced to the next grade or graduated high school.

• Graduates of the pilot program secured permanent affordable housing, higher paying jobs, reached savings goals, and increased credit scores.

Nurturing children. Primary Enrichment Program

Early Learning Program

Empowerment Child Care

(Formerly the School Age Program)

(Formerly the Child Care Center)

(Formerly Drop-In Child Care)

• 282 school aged children attended the afterschool and/or summer day camp where they received homework assistance and participated in swim lessons, nutrition, exercise, drama, gardening, dance, and field trips to help them become lifelong learners.

• Seventy-four children ages 6 weeks through 6 years gained the skills and enrichment they need to get an excellent start on their education, cultural development, and social skills.

• Provided 10,024 hours of free child care to 208 families seeking economic security by pursuing job training, furthering education, and accessing vital social services.

Promoting health. Health & Fitness • Club W and Aquatics members visited the YWCA more than 46,000 times to work toward their health and fitness goals, while supporting programs that change the larger community.

Preventive Health

Rainbow In My Tummy ® a program of Verner Center for •Thirty-three Latino families learned the importance of healthy Early Learning food choices and physical activities after attending Salsa, Sabor y Salud, an 8 week, culturally appropriate program focused on healthy lifestyles.

• 36 new fruits and vegetables tried in Farmer's Market Friday.

• 13,592 healthy lunches • Seventy-six Diabetes Wellness served in the Early and Prevention participants Learning Program. increased their level of physical activity, intake of healthy fruits and • 16,541 healthy snacks vegetables, and understanding of served in the Primary diabetes resulting in better control Enrichment Program. of their health condition.

• 700 healthy lunches served in the


Nancy Nunez, Alesia Summey, Wanda Harris

In January, 2013 the YWCA’s Board and staff developed an organizational Strategic Plan to guide our work over five years. Beth Maczka, CEO, says: “In my career it was one of the most inclusive processes I’ve been part of, and you can see this in the result: a clear vision of what we need to do to work towards expansion of our services in the long term, while continuing to provide critical services in the short term.” Our staff, Board, and volunteers are excited to share with you some of what we accomplished towards our 5 year Strategic Plan during the 14-15 Fiscal Year.

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Alex Mitchell and Joshua McClure

We are dedicated to educating and protecting against institutional and other forms of racism through public engagement. We will work inside and outside the YWCA with change makers and community partners through action, advocacy, service delivery, and healing. •

The Racial Justice Coalition formed in early December, a group of 12 community organizations co-chaired by the YWCA working to improve police-community relations.

The YWCA Advocacy Committee surveyed YWCA staff and program participants to help inform the Advocacy Agenda. The top two priority areas were to address racial profiling, and to advocate to increase the state child care subsidy.

As part of the YWCA Annual Conference in Washington DC, YWCA of Asheville representatives met with state legislators to lobby for the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) of 2004 (S. 2132/H.R. 3847)

The YWCA collected 162 voter registrations and pledges, co-hosted six events and educational forums on voter ID laws, and a candidate forum.

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Jesica Gaskin and Pearley Hampton

We are a place where every woman is empowered to transform her life in the areas of finance, education, and health. In addition, she is equipped with the tools to advance and succeed. •We are proud to have launched Getting Ahead In a Just Gettin’ By World, an evidencebased empowerment model. Participants make an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency. Getting Ahead puts concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of our community.

•GO! and Empowerment Child Care developed a new partnership to attract more women participants to GO’s job training programs by funding additional Empowerment Child Care hours- thereby eliminating child care as a barrier to job training.

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Julian Grant and Charlton Owens

We are an outstanding example for the community of a place where people want to work and volunteer because we are inclusive and respect the contributions of the team, rise to the demands of the work, encourage each person who walks through our doors to be a leader, and support them on their journey. • The Board of Directors approved a paid parental leave policy for full-time staff, giving 4 weeks paid leave to care for a biological or adopted child. • The YWCA increased the number of persons of color in leadership positions.

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Leah Berger-Singer and Maria Weider

We have a sustainable and transparent financial foundation that engages our community of supporters, enables our work and supports our ability to respond to opportunities and challenges. •

The YWCA added 31 new Eleanor Roosevelt Giving Society members: donors who pledge to give at least $1,000 per year for 5 years.

We hosted 373 community members on an Empower Hour tour, where they experienced the mission of the YWCA and enjoyed a healthy lunch.

The YWCA hosted our first Persimmon Luncheon, a free, heart-warming event to raise funds for the organization. More than $256,114 was raised in cash and pledges!

Club W Health & Fitness Center continued to implement recommendations to make the facility more profitable, including a mobile application and redesign of common spaces. Personal training was brought in-house, which increased personal training revenue by 42 percent. Swim lesson enrollment increased by 51 percent over the previous year.

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Ashley Ritter, Dave Hiriak, and Mike Little

We use strategic marketing and communications to foster meaningful and open dialogue, to promote awareness of the YWCA, and to engage the community, staff and the people we serve in fulfilling our mission. •

We conducted a multi-year brand audit of the YWCA of Asheville, including focus groups, a public survey, a media analysis, and a materials audit. The results have informed the organization’s communications and marketing plan.

The Leadership Team created a set of key messages for the YWCA and its programs, including messaging connecting each program with the YW mission.

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Lyndia Chiles with a child from the Early Learning Program

Thank you OUR DONORS Diane and Jim Abbott Sandra and William Abromitis Katherine and Blan Aldridge Cynthia Alleman Adrienne Ammerman and Vincent Gagnon Diane Amos William and Sandra Anderson Anonymous (4) Marian and Will Arledge Ashley Arrington Kathey Avery Sherie Ryan-Bailey and David D. Bailey Stacey Bailey Bess and Rod Baird Cathy Ball Marilyn Ball Kathleen and Michael Balogh Kimberly Barber Ameena Batada and Michael Brown Erica Bell Gene O. Bell Mary Alice Bell Brenda Benik and Ed Guzowski Mary and David Bennett John C. Bernhardt, Jr. Rebecca Bernstein and Calvin Tomkins

Susan Bicknell and Hardy LeGwin Lynnora Jean Bierce Katherine and Regi Blackburn Melissa Blair Patricia Blair Thelma Bledsoe Judith and Don Bliss Betsy Blose Elizabeth Bolton Nancy Boone Shelley and Kevin Booth Cecil Bothwell Elizabeth and Cindy Bovee-Kemper Linda Brandt Peter Brezny Janice Brown and David Goldsmith Rebecca Brown and Josh Kelly Stephanie Brown Paulette Brownlee Scott Buchanan Glenda and Bob Burgin Al and Libby Campbell Kathleen Campbell Charlotte Caplan and Michael Brubaker Roberta Carney Terri and David Carr Louise Cate and Tom Wernicke George H. V. Cecil Center for Nonprofits and Voting

Rebecca Chaplin Laura and John Chase Annie and Bob Cicale Pam and Tadd Clarkson Charles S. Clayton Jennifer Clough Dr. and Ms. Cochran Pratt Mark and Stephanie Colantuno Laura Collins Veronica Colvard Renee and Chad Conover Debra Cooper and Larry Weiss John Covey Kelli Cox Bray Creech and Dustin Rhodes Peggy Crowe Carole and Walter Currie Grace and John Curry Ellie and James Daniels Joann Dare Tracy M. Davids Zanie Davidson Rosa E. Davis Scott and Karen Dedman Holly Demuth Janese and Roger Derrough Dorothy L. Descieux Cathy Desfosses Olga T. Deubel Beatrice Diamond

Jan Dockendorf Betty Doll Dorothy A. Donaldson Susan and Matthew Dotson-Smith Caroline Douglas Leslie Dressler Jonathan Dudley and Tracie Pouliot Ingeborg and Imke Durre Roberta Eblen Lisa and William Eby Joanne Edgerton Dr. and Mrs. Miles Elmore Karen Enloe Beth Erickson Alyssa F. Espinoza and Christian E. Sluder Jane Eudy Margaret Farmer Mary Farmer and Lester Dowling Evelyn Fay Leslie Fay Leah Ferguson Jaan Ferree and John Huie Sandy Feutz Jay Fields Mary Fierle Marian and Larry Fincher Koni Findlay Maria Fire and Calvin Allen JoAnna and Richard Fireman

We appreciate your generosity. Our donors are very important to us. Please let us know if we have omitted or misspelled your name, or otherwise not reflected your gift accurately.

Thank you OUR DONORS First Congregational United Church of Christ First Presbyterian Church of Asheville Curry First Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull Maureen Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Fletcher Elizabeth and Joseph R. Fluharty, Jr. Norma Forbes Judy Fore Kevan Frazier Gloria Howard Free Jacquelyn and Craig Friedrich Jan Friedt Jill Fromewick and Jay Lively Sarah Fugate Ahmarie Gaines Miriam Ganuelin Janet and John Garrett Martha Geitner Jan Getz Rita Ford Gibney Adrienne Gilbert Holly Gillespie Carol Goins Maralee and Ron Gollberg Brian Gompers Mary Goodkind and Lindley Garner Randee Goodstadt Laura Gordon

Susan and Lowell Grabel Cynthia S. Grady Robert Grant Amanda Graves Sallie Graves Laura Greeley Amanda Greene Nelle Gregory Byron Greiner Joan Grimes Georgi Groux Martha Elizabeth Gudger Robert and Melissa Gunther Geraldine Hahner Jean D. Haldane Susan Haldane Josephine and Troy Hall Lisa-Gaye Hall Jacquelyn Hallum Wendy Haner Chase Hanks Coryn Harris Joyce Harrison Janet and Andrew Hart Maite Harte Wayne Hawkins Kim and Rick Hayes Nancy E. Heath Carla Henry Kate Henry Mary Beth and Eli Herman

Michael and Peggy Hester Helene Hill Sara P. Hill Melvin and Naomi Morgan Hines Hal and Valerie Hogstrom Nelda F. Holder Amy Hollifield Joyce Hollyday Lisa Holt Sheila and Stace Horine Pamela Howell Saundra Howes Sara and William Hoyt Marylyn and Olson Huff Marc Hunt Elizabeth Hunter Sharon K. Hurley Dr. Linda Iovacchini Frederica Irwin Dee and Charles James Ellen James Kennon and Bill Jamieson Harvey Jenkins Susan Jenkins Beth Johnson Cheryl J. Johnson Julie and Robert Johnson Dr. Randy and Mary Johnson Susan Johnson Andrew Jones Arlene Jones

Connie and Ben Jones Holly Jones and Bob Falls Ursula Jorch Jean Jordan Epsilon Chapter A D K Lauren Karlsson Ron and Sharon Katz Karen and Larry Keating Patsy R. Keever Lucy and Gene Keil Frances Kennedy Joyce Kilgore David King Mary Estelle King Rooney and Pam King Alex Kirby Mary and Peter Kirchner Stephanie and Kevin Kiser Brigitte Knauf Linda Kooiker Cathy Kramer Mike and Sandi Krecioch Bronwen LaJoie

Thank you OUR DONORS Land Of the Sky United Church of Christ Susan H. Laney Jaime Lang Wayne and Phyllis Lang Amy Lanou Jean and Bruce Larson Charles and Dorothy Lee Ginny Lentz Morris Letsinger and Liz Preyer Kerry Levin Dana Lichty Maureen E. Linneman Nancy Lippard and Joe Lalley Maura Lohman Judy Long Dr. Evelyn Lyles Roberta and David Madden Janice and Bill Maddox Susan E. Maley Diana M. Manee Katherine Mastriani Jane and Richard Mathews Marion Mathews Molly de Mattos Jane Maxwell Andre McAnally Gail and Brian McCarthy David McCartney Helen McClintock

Sue and Raymond McClinton Carol and Hugh McCollum Glenda McDowell Verna McGaughey Katherine McGinn and Andy Farkas Joy and Robert McIver Kathy McPeters Esther Megill Dan Mermin Robin L. Merrell Anita and Roger Metcalf Fred Meyer Jim and Libby Mijanovich Deborah Miles and Marc Rudow Sasha Mitchell Julie Montanea Janet and Parker Moore Martha Moore Madeline and Merritt Moseley Dr. Dolly Mullen Jennifer Mullendore and Josh Evans Mary Ann Myers Jeanne and Rupert Nagel Janice Nash Nancy Nehls Nelson Elizabeth and Brownie Newman Marianne L. Newman Pamela Nickless Sarah Nie Claudia and Michael Nix Stephanie Novak Rachael and Jacob Nygaard

Joanne O’Sullivan Margaret and Carl Obuchowski Helen O'Connor and Marc Nishino Rich Olenjiczak and Melinda Kent Brigitte Oliphant Lucy Oliver and Tom Rightmyer Anna and Clark Olsen Timothy Owen Charlton L. Owens Sharon Oxendine and Tommie Laughrun Kathleen Pacetti Esther and Leonard Pardue Yolanda and Gary Parker Ellen Parks Hannah R. Parks Kevin Pasarilla Joy and Steve Pastucha Susan and Wallace Paterson Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Patrie Alex Perry Amber Peterson Katharine Petrequin James and Sharon Pitts Christie Posner and Andy Runkle Linda Poss Dr. Mary L. Powell Jill Preyer Joyce Propest David and Emily Quinn Shirley and Karl Quisenberry Carmen Ramos-Kennedy

Ernestine Rawls Jesse G. Ray Jr. and Donna M. Ray Susan Reiser and Frank Patton Steve Rice Christopher Rich Ellen Richardson Dianne M.A. Riggs Mary Ritter Anne Roberts Patricia Robertson Walter Robertson Brenda Robinson Susan Roderick Ronesa Roswood Susan and Lewis Rothlein Sarah Rubin

Thank you OUR DONORS Beth Russo and Todd Weatherly Jill Sagarin Pegge and Frank Saylor Linda Schilling Clarence Schmidt Kathleen Schmidt Jan Schwartz Cathy Scott and Philip Jamison Laura Sexton Georgia Shannon Leslie Shaw Ed Sheary Elizabeth and John Sherman Carolyn A. Shorkey and Milton Warden Deanne and Bud Shuford Sooze Sigel Susan Sihler Laura Simmelink Muriel and Marc Singer Judy and James Slautich Ruth Slawson Bonnie Smith Carolyn Smith Craig Smith Harriet C. Smith Janet Smith Jayne and LeGrand Smith Pat and Phil Smith Dr. Penelope Smith and Dr. Margaret Bray

Viola Spells Tom and Bonnie Spradling Peter Sprague Melissa Stanz Dawn and Greg Starks Alberta E. Starnes Tommy Stevenson Jeffrey Stillson Cynthia Stoe Edward Stoll and Nancy Herbert Rebecca N. Stone JoAnn Stradley Laurie Stradley Phyllis Strupp Stephanie Swepson-Twitty Ellen Szedan Attila Szucs Jewel and Matt Tavener Shirley Tenney and Paul Merriken Sue Thatcher Fran and Doug Thigpen Mary and Bob Thompson Carolyn Toal Paul Tobias Susan O. Trammel Bill Treasurer Pamela and Steve Trehub Denise Turner Ernestine Tuton Kimberly Tzakos Marilyn Uranga

Mary Vermillion Karen Vickers Katy Vincent and Raymond Matthews Willie Vincent Mercedes Volk Teela Waggoner Nancy Waldrop and David King Greg Walker Wilson David Wall J.D. Wallace Susan and Richard Walton Peggy Weaver and Ed Sheary Michelle Webb Mary M. Weber Cindy Weeks Alice Weldon Sally Weldon and Dan Eller Cassandra Wells CiCi and Randy Weston Mary Ann Wharton Jane and David Whilden Rebekah Whilden Pam and Josh White Wolsey Tracey and Jamie Whitehouse Betsy Wilson and Arthur K. Parker Rev. and Mrs. Mason Wilson, Jr. Robert and Deborah Wiltshire Pam and William Winkler Kimberly Winters Gwen Wisler

Women of Emmanuel Ann Wood Carol and John Wood Alida Woods and David Danley Scott and Nona Workman Ami Worthen Linda Zang Marilyn Zapf Eleanor Zitin Kristen Zonnevylle

Thank you Honorarium Gifts in Honor of Jan Schwartz Nini Abbott Melinda Brown Joyce Davis and Alan Cutter Beth Ellers Suzanne Harter Judith Hoy and Robert Dubrul Mildred Massey Helen McClintock Ruth Slawson Jeanne Smolkin Deloyce Wright-Porrata

Other Honorariums Holly Jones and Bob Falls In Honor of Jennie Eblen Daniel Smolkin In Honor of Jeanne Smolkin Lu Young In Honor of Anne Cole, Dave and Chini Nichols, Eleanor Smith and Jimmy Slaughter, Mac and Carol Smith, Paul and Anita Turner

Theta Sorority, Inc. Susan Kettren and Barbara Ogle H. Lee and Sarah King Timetra Abram Darlene Levy Gale Alexander Living Word Fellowship of Faith Norris Anderson Ministries Inc. W.L. and Janet Anderson Marjorie and Don Locke Kim and Michael Asbury Joan and Bob Mair Asheville Eye Associates, PLLC Nancy Marstall Grace Bacoate W. Copley and Susan and Fred Barbour Merriwether B. McLean Biltmore Family Medicine Arthur McMillan Marquita Brookins Mission Hospital Medical Staff Gwen Anderson Brown Anne Marie Monroe Pauline and Edwin Cheek LaFredia B. Morris Clarence Clagett Helen and Russell Nichols Bennie J. Clay, Jr. Lila Nikla Melissa and Michael Coleman Anne M Papay Brenda Crawford William Partee Shandelyn Crittendon Regina Pearson Katheryn Cyr Patsy Plaue Cheryl Eaglin Norma Price EE Smith Class of 1965 Ray & Allen Funeral Service, Inc. EnKOre KO Spring '04 Jesse G. Ray Jr. and Donna M. Ray Elizabeth Ruth Fowler Living Trust Julia G. Ray Pauline Hanich Sharese Reyes Pilar Hartmann Carolyn Rivers Carla Henry Angela Roberson Alysia Shelton Howard Phyllis Oates Rogers Shimah Jackson Linda Russel RHO STATE KAPPA IOTA KAPPA Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma John Scarsella Jackie Simms

Memorial Gifts in Memory of Shirley G. Anderson

Yondra Smith Joyce Spradley Lakiesha Torrence Dr. and Mrs. Eric Van Tassel Peter A Wallenborn III Carmella Watkins Barbara and Joe Weatherall Tyechia White Tracey Whitehouse Larry L. Wiliams Ann and Michael Young Andrea and Boris Younger

Other Memorial Gifts Erna R. Earle In Memory Of Jean Johnson Eleanor Nunn In Memory of Harriett N. Haith Peggy Weaver and Ed Sheary In Memory Of Laurey Masterton

Holly Home Fund Donors (14-15) Katherine and Regi Blackburn Judith and Don Bliss Gerald DeLand Jesse G. Ray Jr. and Donna M. Ray

Thank you In-Kind Contributors Nina Accardo Sheryl Aikman and Craig Plocica Christy and Bruce Ammerman Asheville Running Company Chloe Atkins Biltmore Estate Company Barbara Blevins Bloomin' Art Virginia A. Boyle and Jean Cassidy Meredith Carlone Annie and Bob Cicale Shirley Cox Bray Creech and Dustin Rhodes Kathy Dawkins Janese and Roger Derrough Erna R. Earle Jennie Eblen Jennifer Elkins-Beachboard Empire Distributors Jaan Ferree Jay Fields Maureen Fitzgerald Flora Jacquelyn and Craig Friedrich Judy Futch and Paul Smith Alison Gooding Karen Gottlieb Kenneth Hancock April Harper Biscuit Head Mary Beth and Eli Herman Rebecca Howell

Thalia Hoy Ingles Markets, Inc. Christine Johnston Lauren Karlsson Katherine Karnis Kilwins Cathy Kramer Bobbi Laratta Wanda Lester Martha C. Lewis Specialty Shelving Works Joan Mahery Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe Barb Montaperto Dana Moore The Mothlight Elizabeth and Brownie Newman Wendy Newman Photography Urban News North Carolina Arboretum Old Europe Janet Oliver Omni Grove Park Inn Mary Ellen Sheridan Short Street Cakes Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Ski Country Sports & Asheville Bicycle Company Rachel S. Smith Jane and William Stanhope Sally Stein Strada Italiano Sullivan & Sullivan PLLC

Alice and David Wells Westville Pub Pam and Josh Wolsey Barbara Wilder Alida Woods and David Danley Lu Young

NC Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health NC Department of Health and Human Services Women's Health Branch Novo Nordisk Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation TD Charitable Foundation Trinity Episcopal Church Foundations & Grants The William H. and Frances O. Beattie Bank of America Foundation Buncombe County Service Foundation, Foundation United Way of Asheville & Buncombe Inc. County Community Foundation of Western Walnut Cove Member's Association North Carolina- People in Need Grant Western Carolina Medical Society Community Foundation of Western North Carolina- Women for Women Fund Community Health and Benefit Program of Mission Hospital Duke Energy Foundation Eaton Corporation Fanny Landwirth Foundation Inc. Gannet Foundation Ingles Markets, Inc. Kathryn Conway Preyer Charitable Lead Unitrust Land of Sky Regional Council Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund Mary Norris Preyer Fund Mission Health System, Inc. Monroe Trout Premier Cares Award NC Center for Nonprofits and Nonprofit VOTE

Thank you Eleanor Roosevelt Giving Society Members ($1000 for 5 years) Desiree Adaway John and Annie Ager Becky Anderson Barbara Benisch and Jacque Allen Anne Bonnyman Emoke B'Racz and Gail Addis Nancye Buelow Esther Cartwright Lyndia Roland Chiles Dr. Elizabeth Colton Carrie Coward Darilyn Dealy Libby and Michael de Caetani Jennie Eblen Futch Family Foundation Judy Futch and Paul Smith Francie Glickman Althea Susan Gonzalez Clementine Gregory Veronika Gunter Judy Beck and Jerome Hay Julie Jensen Russell and Jeanine Siler Jones Gay Lambirth Theresa and Gary Landwirth Sue Lomenzo Heather Lyons

Beth Maczka Mr. and Mrs. William W. Mance, Jr. Kim McGuire and Jim Samsel Kendall Wright Oliver Cathy and George Phillips Maria Roloff Betsey and Mitch Russell Don Russell Craig T. Smith Maggie Smith Viola Spells Andrea L. Stolz Yvonne L. Stone Jana and Dana Stonestreet Jeanne Tramm Senator Terry and Ted Van Duyn Lu Young Anonymous (2)

Empowerment Circle

E. Thelma Caldwell Legacy Society Members

Ruth Billings Bart and Elaine Boyer Stephanie Citron Michael and Libby de Caetani Gerald DeLand Bridget and Richard Eckerd Bernice and Arnold Green Sydney and Michael Green Marguerite Hamrick Leah R. Karpen Kelly Kelbel and Tony Rolando Martha Lamb Elizabeth Ann and Robert Lewis Don and Marjorie Locke Heather Lyons Dini and Chuck Pickering Liz Preyer Kit and Cal Rains Robin Wallace Sipos Yvonne L. Stone

Barbara Benisch Emily S. Boyce Theresa Chalfant Erna and Norman Earle Judy Futch and Paul Smith Janirve Foundation Leah R. Karpen Marty K. Knight Martha June Lamb Marjorie Myles Locke Sue Lomenzo Beth Maczka Liz Preyer Mary Ruth Ritter Carolyn Shorkey and Milton Warden Andrea L. Stolz Anonymous (4)

Thank you Our Sponsors Empower Peace Sponsorship ($10,000 +) Asheville Citizen-Times AvL Technologies Empower Justice Sponsorship ($5,000 - $9,999) Asheville Savings Bank CarePartners Foundation Duke Energy Progress First Citizens Bank HomeTrust Bank Empower Freedom Sponsorship ($2,500 - $4,999) Lenoir-Rhyne University Webb Insurance Empower Dignity Sponsorship ($1,000 - $2,499) Bank of America Biltmore Oil Co. & Eblen Short Stop Stores, Inc. Laurel of Asheville The Urban News Webb Investment Services Inc,

Empower Partnership Sponsorship ($500 - $999) Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College BB&T Judy Futch Consulting, Inc. Genesis Alliance Insurance Service of Asheville McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA Mission Health System, Inc. Mountain Housing Opportunities New Morning, Ltd. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company PSNC Energy Silver-Line Plastics Corp. UNC - Asheville WCQS Western NC Public Radio Westville Pub ($200 - $499) Lewis Real Estate TSA Choice, Inc.

Board of Directors 2015 – 2016 OFFICERS


Sue Lomenzo President

Jesica Gaskin Althea Gonzalez Amanda Greene Cameron Raley Heidi Reiber Georgia M. Shannon Muriel Singer Sheneika Smith Viola Spells Becky Stone Laurie Stradley Lu Young

Lyndia Chiles 1st Vice President Maria Roloff 2nd Vice President

Marian Arledge Secretary Leslie Fay Treasurer

Thank you to recent past Board members: Barbara Benisch Carla Henry Linda Iovacchini Dolly Jenkins-Mullen Sabrina Rockoff Cindy Weeks Alida Woods

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Andrew Jacobs, Andrea Stolz, and Douglas Moore

Join our important work at the YWCA of Asheville! Empower Hour – Empower Hour is a one-hour tour and healthy lunch where guests may experience first-hand the YWCA’s work and mission. Empower Hours take place twice a month at our location at 185 S. French Broad Avenue. www.ywcaofasheville.org/empowerhour Volunteer - The YWCA of Asheville has volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. We work to match each volunteer’s interests and talents with available programs, from tutoring kids in our Primary Enrichment Program, to assisting with clerical duties, to helping with special events. www.ywcaofasheville.org/volunteer

Donate – Whether you make a donation, become a corporate sponsor, increase your pledge, or contribute an item from our wish list…there are many ways to support the mission and programs of the YWCA of Asheville! www.ywcaofasheville.org/donate

2014-2015 Finances EXPENDITURES


United Way ($226,136)

FY 14-15 Empowering Women ($334,203)

1% Government Grants ($250,488)

8% 9%

7% 6%

Promoting Health ($919,406)


Nurturing Children ($1,477,634)

Contributions and Grants ($664,320) 29% 23% 59%

Program Service Fees ($1,740,790) 47%

Management and General ($198,681) Fundraising ($230,370)

Other Income ($44,979)

Total: $3,160,294 Total: $2,926,713

For further information on the financial data, visit www.ywcaofasheville.org to view the Form 990 for the year ending June 30, 2015.

Asheville, NC

185 South French Broad Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254.7206 www.ywcaofasheville.org Photos of YW staff, Board, volunteers, and participants by Sandra Stambaugh Cover: Jesica Gaskin