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JOB OPENING: Events and Donor Engagement Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Events and Donor Engagement Coordinator REPORTS TO: Executive Director JOB STATUS: Part-time, flexible hours, non-exempt JOB PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Responsible for coordinating YWCA fund-raising and donor engagement activities SUMMARY OF DUTIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES Work as part of the YWCA Development team with Communications Coordinator and Executive Director With Development team, plan, coordinate and implement strategies to engage donors… Read more

YWCA sleuth on a mission to find members

When we shared the names of our Charter Members in a previous newsletter, we were thrilled by the response. A number of women contacted us with clues about the women in the list, many of whom were identified only by their husbands’ names. One woman, however, was especially passionate about finding our charter members—Kay Paulsen…. Read more

‘Penrose’ a special guest at year-in-review event

The YWCA annual meeting this year took place on Feb. 6, in the reception room. About 75 attended ranging from board members and staff to volunteers. Shelly Franklin, a YWCA volunteer, portrayed Mary Shipman Penrose, who founded the YWCA Walla Walla chapter in 1917. Shelly gave a brief history lesson on our Founding Mother’s involvement with… Read more

YWCA Luncheon speaker inspires sold-out crowd


  The 2017 YWCA Luncheon celebrated our 100th year in Walla Walla! Because the luncheon celebrated our 100th birthday, Sydney Bridgeland led everyone in singing “Happy Birthday, YWCA,” and dessert was birthday cupcakes. With 450 guests squeezed into the Marcus Whitman Ballroom, Executive Director Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin and Board President Rhonda Olson recapped the YWCA history and mission,… Read more