YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Appoints New Members to Board of Directors
The YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. New members include Nicole Donegan, Judy Holmes, Meg Jones and Donna Reilly.
Ms. Donegan is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Severn Savings Bank. “We are excited to have Ms. Donegan join the Board because of her long standing commitment to community engagement and specifically the role she has played in both connecting and supporting numerous nonprofits locally. Her personal compassion for the needs of those in crisis as well as the incredible skill set she has in communications will help build on the strong foundation of the YWCA in being widely recognized in the community. Ms. Donegan has spent countless hours supporting the organization through her volunteer and committee involvement prior to joining the Board,” said Molly Knipe, Executive Director of the YWCA.
Ms. Holmes recently completed a distinguished career of 42 years with the Legislative Branch of Anne Arundel County. Knipe commented, “Ms. Holmes’s relationships and knowledge of the needs of the community are a valuable asset to the YWCA. Ms. Holmes previously served on the Board of the YWCA and is returning to an organization that has evolved over almost a century in response to the needs of the community. Understanding of the history and ties to those who have impacted the organization make Ms. Holmes an incredible asset to the YWCA.”
Ms. Jones is currently the Corporate Communications Manager with CSSI, Inc. in Washington, DC. Knipe said, “Ms. Jones began her relationship with the YWCA through volunteer and committee engagement, most notably in the area of PR & Marketing. With extensive experience in communications, Ms. Jones has been invaluable to the organization and actively engaged in such events as the annual Disco Magic Gala and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Ms. Jones has immediately engaged in supporting the strategic initiatives of the organization.”
Ms. Reilly is the owner of Molly Maids of Anne Arundel County. With regards to her appointment Knipe said, “As a long time volunteer, donor, and partner, Ms. Reilly has had a direct impact on the lives of women utilizing the YWCA’s services. She has donated cleaning services through her Molly Maid franchise, brought teams of people to events, worked diligently on committees, and connected us with funding. Ms. Reilly has a true passion for those served by the YWCA and is an ambassador for the organization.”
About the YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
The YWCA has been serving the Annapolis and Anne Arundel community since 1920. The core mission of the organization is to protect, inspire and empower women and children. The YWCA realizes its mission by providing services to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services range from a 24-hour hotline to refuge at the only domestic violence safe house in the county. The YWCA also offers courses to rehabilitate offenders and outreach initiatives to educate youth on healthy relationships. Key services such as counseling, support groups, and legal services provide the cornerstone of the YWCA’s potential to enable victims to leave their abusers and regain independence in a secure environment. For more information, visit www.annapolisywca.org or call 410-626-7800.